News Nation Logo

Pulwama Attack: Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar cancel their Pakistan trip

Lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar And His Wife Shabana Azmi Were Invited To Attend A Literature Conference Event In Pakistan.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 15 Feb 2019, 03:22:37 PM
Javed Akhtar and his wife Shabana Azmi were invited to attend a programme in Pakistan. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:

Lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar and his wife Shabana Azmi were invited to attend a literature conference event in Pakistan, organised by Karachi Art Council. However, the two have now turned down the invitation after the terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Javed Akhtar took to his Twitter account and wrote, ''Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana and me for a two day lit conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry. We have cancelled that. In 1965 during the indo Pak war Kaifi saheb had written a poem. Aur Phir Krishan Ne Arjun Se Kaha.''

Akhtar also condemned the attack and wrote, "I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written their anthem before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers n whatever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs."

Shabana Azmi also expressed grief and wrote on Twitter, ''Will there be no let to these heinous attacks? These mindless killings. This utter disregard for human lives? Extremely shocking news coming from Pulwama. I strongly condemn the worst terror attack on CRPF convoy and stand united with the grieving families (sic).''

Apart from Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan have also condemned the attack.

For all the Latest Entertainment News, Bollywood News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 15 Feb 2019, 03:22:27 PM

Related Tags:

Javed Akhtar Shabana Azmi