Not just activists, many of the bollywood celebrities are upset over the Dadri lynching case that took place in India. Recently, famoud actor and director Farhan Akhtar expressed his outrage over the unfortunate incident on social media.
He updated a status on Facebook strongly condemning the incident. He also called it ‘twisted’ and criticized the way authorities handled the situation.
The murder of a 50-year-old Muslim man who was beaten to death for allegedly having eaten and storing beef in his house, has left people not just in India but all across the globe questioning humanity when it comes to religious intolerance.
Farhan Akhtar was disturbed by the case and mentioned how ridiculous the whole situation was: “Reason: He was rumored to have stored and/or eaten beef. Let me repeat that. He was RUMORED to have stored and/or eaten beef.”
He also encouraged his fans and fellow citizens to stand up against it:
“This is NOT the time to remain silent. What has happened once can surely happen again and unless we, the people, do not unite in demanding immediate action, this is going to turn into a circus with all the usual suspects having a go at each other, trying to score PR points,” he wrote.
Many supported him while an Indian guy called him “Pakistani Akhtar” on the actor’s Facebook fan page Farhan Akhtar LIVE. The Indian guy commented: “Yesterday you were crying so hard for Dadri case. Your brother has killed his kid for not wearing burqa while eating. Any words you Pakistani Akthar?”
Farhan Akhtar gave a befitting reply to him. He said: “Yes. I hope he rots in jail… Which he will… and I hope you grow a brain. Which I doubt you will. But all the best.”
Source: The Express Tribune