People Responsible For Palghar Lynching, Should Be Punished Says Javed Akhtar
Veteran writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar condemn the recent lynching of two innocent Sadhu’s in Palghar area.
Three men were killed include two sadhus and their car driver in Palghar, Maharashtra. On April 16, a group of villagers in Palghar district of Maharashtra dragged out three men out of their car and beat them to death on suspicion that they were thieves. The attack on the three took place amid a nationwide lockdown.
Three days later, videos of the incident on social media were amplified with an insinuation that it was a communally-motivated crime.
Now, Javed Akhtar took to his social media and condemned the Palghar incident and demanded severe punishment. He tweeted, “Those who are responsible for the lynching of the two seers and their driver should not be spared at any cost. There shouldn’t be any tolerance for a barbaric and heinous crime like lynching in a civilised society”
Earlier, Javed Akhtar also expressed his anger over Moradabad incident, where a team of doctors, nurses and other staff were attacked during Covid-19 lockdown.
He shared, “I can’t imagine how ignorant one has to be to attack those who are at the risk of their own lives are out there to save other lives What has happened in Moradabad is a matter of great shame I request the educated people of that city to some how contact and educate such ignorant”