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Javed Akhtar Vouches for Secularism

The difference between governments under dictatorship and government in India? In India, there's an opposition, said Javed Akhtar in his passionate retirement speech as a Rajya Sabha MP. The artist and politician turned 75 today.

01/17/2020 4:57 AMupdated: 01/17/2020 3:26 PM
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  • AmAr N.
    5 days

    JAVED SAHAB, kya baat kahi hai Aapne. Aapko mera Salaam, mai ek Nepali aapke padosi mulk Nepal se.

  • Rajesh D.
    5 days

    India formally is only for Hindu. That's why it called Hindustan. Some people never read a history.

  • Rajesh D.
    5 days

    Fool person stay in india earn in India and enjoy his life in India. Shame on him.

  • Ajay P.
    7 days

    Traitor and liar...

  • Vakyansh S.
    05/20/2020 14:36

    He is anti hindu and everyone k ows it

  • Nitish B.
    05/20/2020 12:53

    "Democracy cannot survive without Secularism". Is that true, if yes then how? They are not even related terms then how can you prove their inter-dependancy???

  • Antarip M.
    05/19/2020 19:15

    Last 3 minutes were pure gold

  • Rao D.
    05/18/2020 08:36

    Dissent is fine but it should not become like dysentery.;it should be rational ,reasonable and realistic;unlike dysentery which can be irritating ,irregular and instant.

  • Asghar K.
    05/15/2020 13:13

    Intelligent person

  • Sudhakar R.
    05/15/2020 04:22

    Look at the gall of the current so called Hindutva fanatic! On the one hand, swears by the code of liberal Sanatana Dharma. On the other, preaches hatred towards other faiths without shame & takes a supercilious attitude over their followers as existing under the kind Hindutva philosophy of mere tolerance. The reality of Sanatana philosophy is with its emphasis on harmony.

  • Praseesh P.
    05/14/2020 19:42

    Very right sire Now Just Imagine if Hindus become minority and Muslims become majority, what will happen to secularism. I dunno I am not clairvoyant or a nostre damus But look east and see Pakistan, looked East and See Bangladesh. They were India once, they contain places of Historical importance to India. Secularism is it thriving over these places? I can say with absolute surety that if you defend secularism in such a situation you will meet the same fate as Governor Salman Taseer after being declared a murtad by any bad mullah. There could be secular minded Muslims, Liberal Muslims and non practicing Muslims in such a situation but those who advocate a secular state against a Sharia state in a Muslim dominant country face imminent threat to life from extremists, he will be seen as a infidel, kafir or murtad. Indonesia may be an exception to some extend due to its relative isolation from muslim core countries, but there too non Muslims are confined mainly to few Islands and even they have started facing attacks from terrorist groups like Jamaat Islamiah and Other Islamism groups. The previous Christian governor of Indonesian capital is currently in jail under the charge of blasphemy. Megawati Sukarnoputri was vilified as a secret Hindu because she visited Bali Hindu temple. I do not want to think about an India in which Hindus are minority under Muslim rule. I am sure it will be what it looks like in the western DIRECTION, PAKISTAN. A Pakistan of humungous proportion. Muslim faith is safe in India, since it is Indian belief that God can be worshipped in infinite ways. Its not either my way or you will go to hell like Zakir Naik says. I am not sure about Indian Muslim's condition, for unfortunately for them time and History goes against them, For them to defend India over their faith they become Kafir. If they defend faith over nation you naturally become a traitor. Secularism or No secularism. This wholesale mockery & bashing of Indian beliefs of religion, culture. Philosophies, rituals and traditions have to be vigorously countered and defeated. Indian Heritage is Hindu in the broadest of terms, this is AL Hind. This cannot be a Hindu Rashtra, A Sharia based Dar Es Salaam or A Kingdim of Lord Jesus christ or a Buddhist nation alone. For this country to truly survive as secular nation in its real whole sense and all its diversity, I believe Hindu majority is an absolute essential and undeniable requirement, for the essence of Hindu belief is "Ekam sat Vipra bahuda Vadanti There is only one truth. The wise call it by many names" The diversity, freedom and richness of Indian thoughts have to be preserved. No foreign ideology should be allowed to override it. If that happens India will as diverse country will cease to exist. Jaya Bharatham

  • Basu B.
    05/13/2020 06:39

    Thanks 2 Mr Javed Akhtarji very well expressed 👍

  • Aditya A.
    05/12/2020 09:55

    Abe javed akhtar to anti national hai

  • Mohan S.
    05/11/2020 20:59

    When you call youself minority , is secularism flourishing in democracy !!?? This is called Radical addiction ! Minority is secularism as per Javed But not Majority !! 👏👏👏👏

  • Ashutosh T.
    05/11/2020 20:14

    Awesome speech

  • Ibrahim A.
    05/10/2020 06:43

    idolsim at its best, cows rear end prayers, lowest casts

  • Taba T.
    05/09/2020 14:56

    Love you Javed Ali Sir

  • Gopi C.
    05/07/2020 05:33

    This Joker supports terror elements in India

  • Arpita S.
    05/06/2020 18:34

    watched. He is saying par wha jo mandbudhi bethe hai unke toh upr se nikal rhi baat.look their face.

  • Wafgaonkar R.
    05/06/2020 16:22

    Secularism and minority word in same speech doesn't make any sense 😂😂😂🖕