Javed Akhtar reacted to a tweet made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who said that the Modi government is a threat to India’s minorities. The Pak PM tweeted,
The Hindu Supremacist Modi Govt poses a threat to Pakistan as well as to the minorities in India & in fact to the very fabric of Nehru & Gandhi’s India. To understand the link between Nazi ideology & the ethnic cleansing & genocide ideology of RSS-BJP Founding Fathers just Google— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 18, 2019
Imran Khan’s tweet has come right amidst escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, owing to the hotly debated topic of Kashmir.
Akhtar slammed Khan’s tweet directly expressing how ‘touched’ he was by Khan’s concern.
Dear Mr Imraan Khan , I am deeply touched that you are so worried about the “ very fabric of Nehru n Gandhi ‘ s India “ . By the way it was the same fabric of Nehru n Gandhi ‘ s India that was torn by your Qaid-e- Azam in 1947 . Remember ???— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 19, 2019
Imraan saheb. I will be ungrateful if I don’t show my gratitude for your concern about the Indian minorities.I can’t imagine,if you care so much for others how compassionate n protective you must be towards the Hindus ,Christians , Ahmadiyas Mohajir n Blochs of your own country— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 20, 2019
Javed Akhtar has also slammed Imran Khan in the past, for denying Pakistan’s involvement in terrorist activities.