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Karni Sena threatens Javed Akhtar over his 'Ghoonghat ban' remark, says 'we will gouge your eyes out'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 May 2019, 12:51 IST
Javed Akhtar

The writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar came in the headlines as he made a comment on burqa ban controversy. His statement has made Karni Sena angry and they are now threatening to the writer.

Jivan Singh Solanki, Karni Sena Maharashtra wing president told TOI, We have asked Akhtar to render an apology within three days or face the consequences. A video recording sent to the media house in which Solanki could be seen saying, "We will gouge out your eyes and pull out your tongue if you don't apologise. We will enter your house and beat you."


Javed Akhtar had said that he was not against the law banning burqa, he wants the same law for Ghoonghat also. According to the media report, Javed Akhtar said, "Covering face may be a problem when it comes to security. If burqa is banned then, Ghoonghat too should be taken into account. What is the need of burqa or Ghoonghat?"

After that statement, Javed Akhtar came on target and people started criticizing him over his comment. Then the writer had to come out on social media to clarify his statement. He tweeted, "Some people are trying to distort my statement . I have said that may be in Sri Lanka it is done for security reasons but actually it is required for women empowerment. covering the face should be stopped whether naqab or ghoonghat."


Let us tell you that this is not the first time Karni Sena has created trouble earlier also the Sena has gone against some films. They even protested against Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat and Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.

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First published: 5 May 2019, 12:51 IST