After Javed Akhtar raised his voice against the online auction of Muslim women on a controversial website, his ‘freedom fighter’ ancestor was dragged into the conversation and abused, Shabana Azmi defend
Recently, when a controversial website ‘auctioned’ Muslim women where Shabana Azmi was also included, lyricist Javed Akhtar raised his voice against it. The internet trolls immediately targeted him by dragging his ancestors into the conversation in a distasteful manner.
Akhtar and his actor wife, Shabana Azmi have slammed the trolls for questioning the honour of Akhtar’s great-great-grandfather, Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi.
Taking to Twitter on early Tuesday morning, Javed Akhtar slammed the trollers saying that their derogatory remarks were passed for his ‘freedom fighter’ great, great grandfather who died in the year 1864 in Kala Pani. He said that these abuses were thrown when he raised his voice against the horrific online auction of Muslim women.
The moment I raised my voice against the online auction of women n those glorifying Godse n preaching genocide to the army police n people some bigots have started abusing my great great grand father a freedom fighter who died in kala pani in 1864 What do you say to such idiots— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 4, 2022
Javed Akhtar, further in his rant against the ‘Bulli Bai’ app which did an online ‘auction’ of women, said that he was ‘appalled’ with the silence of everyone on the issue.
The lyricist also gave it back to a troll who questioned him for not speaking up for those people who did not belong to his ‘cadre’. He said that he has always stood against Muslim fanatics, adding that he is not a “Muslim right-winger but a proud Indian”.
This is pure lies . Fazle Haq was a freedom fighter who was sentenced to Kala Pani by the British . He died in the Andamans and his grave is still there where he is revered as a hero .If you want to know more about him read “ Baghi Hindustan “ https://t.co/7P5szOfhMO— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 3, 2022
Not just Javed Akhtar, but his wife Shabana Azmi also gave it back to the trolls who accused Fazl-e-Haq of trying to bring down a temple during British rule. In a tweet, Shabana Azmi called the particular tweet saying that Fazl-e-Haq was sentenced to Kala Pani by the British and that he was a freedom fighter.