MUMBAI: Top Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar responded to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju’s rhetorical question on Gurmehar Kaur, the daughter of a slain Army officer, saying, “I know who is polluting your mind.” Without directly referring to Rijiju, Akhtar tweeted, “I don’t know about her but Mr Minister I know who is polluting your mind.”
On Monday, Rijiju, had posted a slew of tweets, asking, “Who’s polluting this young girl’s mind?” He also said, “Some people say they need freedom in India. Listen to those people taking shelter in India after facing torture in neighbouring countries.”
He said criticise the government but don’t abuse the motherland”.
On Tuesday, the Delhi University student announced that she’s withdrawing from the Save DU campaign saying she’s ‘gone through enough’ and tweetd “I’m withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :)”.