Maharashtra Karni Sena chief, Jeevan Singh Solanki threatened to beat up legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar if he does not apologise in three days.
Mumbai: Lyricist Javed Akhtar's recent comment on the demand to ban the burqa in India has not only sparked many debates but has invited some trouble too.
In the latest video uploaded by SpotboyE on their Twitter account, Maharashtra Karni Sena chief, Jeevan Singh Solanki is seen demanding an apology from Akhtar and threatening to beat him up if he does not apologise in three days.
The controversial debate began when the Shiv Sena asked the government to follow Sri Lanka's decision to ban the burqa in India. Akhtar, who was at an event in Madhya Pradesh, commented on the demand and said that if burqa is banned, the ghoonghat (veil) in Rajasthan should not be allowed too.
“If you want to bring a law banning burqa here (in India) and if it is someone’s view, I have no objection. But before the last phase of elections in Rajasthan, this government should announce a ban on the practice of ‘ghoonghat’ (covering of the face by Hindu women) in that state, I feel that 'ghoonghat' should go and burqa should go. I will be happy," he had said.
This statement from Akhtar has left the Karni Sena furious. The Sena responded with this video, take a look.
In the video, the Karni Sena leader warned Akhtar and told the lyricist to not say a word against the culture of Rajasthan. He also demanded that Akhtar apologise within three days.
They also recalled last year's events when the group took violent steps to destroy the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat and threatened to cut Deepika Padukone's nose. Last year the group was seen destroying movie halls where the movie was released. In one video they were seen abusing and beating up Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Last Updated May 4, 2019, 11:58 AM IST