One of Bollywood’s most renowned figures, someone who has given his whole life to success of India’s movie and media industry, Javed Akhtar is respected all around the world. His wife, Shabana Kazmi, is as respected as him and the couple have spent their life gaining fame and money in the process.
Lately, however, Javed Akhtar seems to have put himself in a crunch. Unneeded, Javed Akhtar posted comments on social media regarding the Azaan, whether is should be given on loudspeakers or not.
Javed Akhtar, for absolutely no reason, tweeted: “This is to put on record that I totally agree with all those including Sonu Nigam who want that Loud speakers should not be used by the mosques and for that matter by any place of worship in residential areas.”
This is to put on record that I totally agree with all those including Sonu Nigam who want that Loud speakers should not be used by the mosques and for that matter by any place of worship in residential areas .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 7, 2018
The outrage at this tweet was always going to be bigger than that of Sonu Nigam’s because Sonu is not a Muslim and he lives in India, which is not a Muslim country. However, for a Muslim to say exactly the same, and that too somebody of Javed Akhtar’s caliber, it is bound to bring a lot of broken sentiments out in the open.
People did not react well to Javed Akhtar’s demand of banning loudspeakers in mosque, as to subdue the call for prayer 5 times a day in India. This is how people on social media reacted to Javed Akhtar’s harsh tweet on the Azaan.
— Just a Mad Creature 🖖 (@IamAisich) February 9, 2018
Waise toh aapke is tweet se hi aapke intensions patachal gaye the magar other teeets dekh ke lag gaya about ur hypocracy
— Aashish Kumar-AK (@Apunbindas) February 7, 2018
Sirf Naam Kay Muslimano par lanat Hai…loud speakers in India should be used only for vulgar songs like “unchay say uncha Banda, potty pay bhaithay nanga”
— Sameera Farid (@sameerafarid) February 7, 2018
This is a hate crime @Javedakhtarjadu, where a Hindu boy was killed by ‘smiting at his throat’ a punishment prescribed in the ‘holy book’. Now you have 2 choices. 1) Speak up against the said verses in the holy book or 2) Mouth meaningless platitudes abt ‘love’. https://t.co/lF2ZmhouQW
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) February 5, 2018
Musalmano note kar lo, Gaddaro ki list me iska bhi naam. Mat ja namaaz padhne par kam se kam, nafrat tu mat phaila.
— javed malik (@javedmalik1988) February 10, 2018