Lyricist Javed Akhtar booked over RSS remark

By Jasleen Kaur - October 04, 2021 5:10 pm

Lyricist Javed Akhtar has been booked by the Mumbai police over his alleged remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). A complaint against him was filed by Mumbai-based lawyer Santosh Dubey at the Mulund police station.

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As per information, lyricist Javed Akhtar has been booked under Section 500 (punishment for defamation) of the IPC.

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In September, the lawyer had sent a legal notice to Javed Akhtar for allegedly making false and defamatory remarks against the RSS in an interview to a news channel, and also demanded an apology from him. Javed Akhtar (76), in a interview, ‘had drawn parallels’ between the Taliban and Hindu extremists.

-With inputs from agencies