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Javed Akhtar slammed for making demeaning remarks about sportspersons

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Hemant Bijapurkar
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Lyrics writer Javed Akhtar today voluntary cooked up a storm after calling India’s top sportsmen as hardly literate and “troll”. In all probability, he was referring to Virender Sehwag, who shared a joke and got bullied by the media, and Yogeshwar Dutt, who vocally opposed those making anti-India statements.

The cunning media twisted the statements by both of these as being against Gurmehar Kaur, a 20-year-old AAP supporter and daughter of a martyr, and Javed Akhtar appeared to further that agenda when he tweeted this:

Apart from Sehwag and Dutt, Phogat sisters too have taken a stand that has gone against the narrative of the mainstream media.

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All these sportsmen who have brought numerous laurels to the country, but their different point of view has become too much for “tolerant” brigade that has been on overdrive to “show them their place”. With Javed Akhtar joining the bullies, people on Twitter decided not to take it lying down:

Even Yogeshwar Dutt who was openly insulted, was gracious enough to respond in a matter that showed that he may not have degrees, but was surely better educated in manners and decency:

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