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Case Filed Against Javed Akhtar in Bihar Court over Remarks on Delhi Riots

Javed Akhtar's remarks against expelled AAP councillor Tahir Hussain have caused legal trouble for him. Details below...

2020-03-05T09:36:00Z

Courtesy : Siasat

Javed Akhtar has found himself in a soup over his remarks against expelled AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in the wake of Delhi riots. 

On February 27, Akhtar tweeted,  "So many killed, so many injured, so many houses burned, so many shops looted so many people turned destitute but police has sealed only one house and looking for his owner. Incidentally, his name is Tahir. Hats off to the consistency of the Delhi police."

This did not go down well as a complaint has been lodged by Amit Kumar, a local advocate, before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Thakur Aman Kumar. A case has been filed against the lyricist, and reportedly, Kumar alleged that Akhtar's remarks were seditious and promoted religious hatred.

The Delhi riots have enraged violence, and over 200 people have suffered injuries. 

Later, Akhtar clarified in a tweet that he is a non-believer and a rationalist. "So convenient to misunderstand me . I am not asking why Tahir I am asking why ONLY Tahir . Why not even an FIR against those who have openly threatened violence in the presence of the police . Even the HC has reservations about the role police has played in this orgy of violence" his tweet asserted.

The matter is to come up for hearing on March 25.

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