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Mahavir Phogat slams Javed Akhtar for ‘hardly literate’ jibe in support of Gurmehar

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Published Mar 1, 2017, 9:40 am IST
Updated Mar 1, 2017, 9:45 am IST
Phogat replied strongly to Akhtar's tweet slamming celebrities trolling Gurmehar Kaur.
Mahavir Singh Phogat, whose role was played by Aamir Khan in 'Dangal,' hit back at Javed Akhtar for his tweet.
 Mahavir Singh Phogat, whose role was played by Aamir Khan in 'Dangal,' hit back at Javed Akhtar for his tweet.

Mumbai: Cricketer Virender Sehwag, actor Randeep Hooda and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt came under fire from Twitteratti and celebrities for trolling Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who is in the news for slamming the ABVP and for a video where she says ‘Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him.’

Javed Akhtar was one of the celebrities who posted a strong response to the celebrities trolling the youngster. The veteran writer-lyricist, in support of Gurmehar, had tweeted , ‘If a hardly literate player or a wrestler troll a pacifist daughter of a martyr its understandable but whats wrong with some educated folks,’ perhaps referring to Sehwag and Dutt respectively.

 

Mahavir Phogat slams Javed Akhtar for ‘hardly literate’ jibe in support of Gurmehar

However, the tweet has not gone down well with Mahavir Singh Phogat, father of wrestlers, Geeta and Babita Phogat, whose life was captured in Aamir Khan’s recent blockbuster ‘Dangal.’

He replied to Akhtar’s tweet saying, ‘There could not be anyone who could be more educated to the motherland than the one who does service to the country. Jai Hind. ’

He also wrote, ‘Here a lifetime passed in earning a medal for the country and it does not even take a moment to term someone illiterate.’

Mahavir Phogat slams Javed Akhtar for ‘hardly literate’ jibe in support of Gurmehar

 

Mahavir Phogat slams Javed Akhtar for ‘hardly literate’ jibe in support of Gurmehar

Incidentally, Geeta and Babita, who have won gold medals for the country in the sport of wrestling, have also slammed Gurmehar for her views in the video.

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