Javed Akhtar spars with BJP MP Subramanian Swamy over 'ousted imams'

Swamy posted an article from June 8, 2018, about Austria closing down seven mosques and 'kicking out 60 imams'.

Published: 14th March 2020 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2020 03:27 PM   |  A+A-

Lyricist Javed Akhtar (L) and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy

Lyricist Javed Akhtar (L) and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. (File photo| PTI)


NEW DELHI: India may be up for a battle against Coronavirus, but Twitter is a different battlefield all together. Saturday morning saw one such face-offs between BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and lyricist Javed Akhtar.

After Swamy posted an article from June 8, 2018, about Austria closing down seven mosques and "kicking out 60 imams", Javed Akhtar reacted sharply. He tweeted: "Like you were kicked out from Harvard ? You deserved it and I am sure so do these Imams . You all are the birds of the same feathers . You all spread wings to spread hate."

This was before Swamy tweeted the article asking "PTs pls check". PT is an acronym of paid troll. However, the article the BJP MP tweeted out is from 2018.

The Vox article on shutting down mosques read, "The announcement, which was made by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, is rooted in a 2015 law that requires Muslim organizations to express a 'positive fundamental view towards (the) state and society' of Austria, and bans foreign funding of religious institutions."

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  • chandra

    This fellow who fights for minorities and shows himself as a secular is the greatest cheat in an interview to pak tv the host repeatedly asks him about the minority welfare in India and the host was deriding India he never once spoke about the minoritties ill treatment in Pak these pseudo seculars are the bane of this country
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