A complaint was filed against the lyricist Javed Akhtar by Bihar Court on Wednesday for his remarks regarding the FIRs registered during the Delhi riots against suspended AAP corporator Tahir Hussain.
The complainant reportedly alleged that Akhtar’s comments were fascistic and promoted religious hatred. On 27th February, Javed Akhtar who is known for being vocal about his opinions took to his Twitter and wrote, “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.”
In another Tweet responding to a Twitterati, Javed Akhtar clarified that he is not asking “why Tahir but who ONLY Tahir.” “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,” he wrote.
Talking about the Delhi riots, the violence has claimed over 40 lives and injured 200. The numbers are vague it can be more or less because the count is only there for reported cases.