Whereas launching an Urdu poetry album with actor-wife Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar emphasised the significance of the Urdu language and the position Punjab performed in its development. The veteran lyricist and screenwriter stated on the occasion that Urdu would not belong to Pakistan or Egypt, it belongs to ‘Hindustan’. His assertion was met with disapproval by a piece of Twitter customers in Pakistan, who slammed him for ‘giving problematic statements’ towards Pakistan. Additionally learn: Kangana Ranaut praises Javed Akhtar’s remark on 26/11 Mumbai attacks during Pakistan event
On the current occasion, Javed Akhtar was quoted as saying by information company ANI, “Urdu hasn’t come from some other place… it’s our personal language. It is not spoken outdoors Hindustan… Pakistan additionally got here into existence after partition from India, earlier it was part of India solely. So, the language is not spoken outdoors Hindustan…” He additional stated, “Punjab has made an enormous contribution in direction of Urdu and it’s the language of India. However why did you permit this language? Due to partition? Due to Pakistan? Urdu needs to be given consideration…”
Javed additionally stated, “Earlier it was solely Hindustan, Pakistan later separated from Hindustan. Now Pakistan stated that Kashmir is ours… will you consider that? I feel no. Likewise Urdu is a Hindustani language and it stays (so). These days, new era speaks much less Urdu and Hindi in our nation. Right this moment extra focus is on English. We should converse in Hindi as a result of it is our nationwide language.”
Reacting to his newest assertion involving Pakistan, a Twitter person stated, “Javed Akhtar says Urdu belongs to India not Pakistan… it’s not spoken outdoors Hindustan…!! Knowingly Urdu is Pakistan’s nationwide language. What is that this new mantak (logic) by Javed Akhtar?” A tweet additionally learn, “There appears to be no stopping for Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar, in terms of giving problematic statements relating to Pakistan, its tradition, and its folks.”
An individual additionally tweeted, “Javed Akhtar’s existence revolves currently round making an attempt to one-up on influencers by raking pointless controversies.” A tweet additionally learn, “Javed Akhtar seems to be like he desires to be within the headline ever since he returned from Pakistan. Just lately he made one other big declare that the Urdu language belongs to Hindustan.” Another particular person tweeted, “Days after his anti-Pakistan remarks throughout the go to, Indian poet/lyricist Javed Akhtar claimed that Urdu is an Indian or ‘Hindustani’ language and doesn’t belong to Pakistan.”
Final month, Javed was addressing a gathering at a literary pageant in Pakistan, when he stated that as witnesses of the horrors of the 26/11 assaults in Mumbai, it’s unsuitable to anticipate Indians to disregard that the perpetrators of these assaults live freely in Pakistan. His assertion was slammed by Pakistani celebrities and praised from their Indian counterparts, together with actor Kangana Ranaut.