A city-based lawyer has despatched a authorized discover to lyricist Javed Akhtar for allegedly making “false and defamatory” remarks in opposition to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in an interview to a information channel, and sought an apology from him over it.
The lawyer, Santosh Dubey, additionally mentioned he would file a prison case in search of damages of Rs 100 crore from Akhtar if he fails to tender an “unconditional written apology” and withdraw all his statements inside seven days from receipt of the discover.
Akhtar (76) in a current interview drew parallels between the Taliban and Hindu extremists. The lawyer`s discover claimed that by making such statements, Akhtar has dedicated an offence underneath Indian Penal Code Sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation).
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