The entire country is mourning over the loss of 40 CRPF jawans in a terrorist attack on the Indian Army convoy in Pulwama.
Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar who were to attend a literature conference in Karachi cancelled their visit, in a sign of protest.
Kangana Ranaut calls Shabana Azmi anti-national
It seems like their move hasn’t gone down too well with the Kangana Ranaut as she called Azmi an ‘anti-national’.
While talking to an entertainment website, Kangana said, “People like Shabana Azmi calling for halt on cultural exchange – they are the ones who promote Bharat Tere Tukde Honge gangs… why did they organise an event in Karachi in the first place when Pakistani artistes have been banned after Uri attacks? And now they are trying to save face?”
“The film industry is full of such anti-nationals who boost enemies’ morals in many ways, but right now is the time to focus on decisive actions… Pakistan ban is not the focus, Pakistan destruction is,” she added.
When a website reached out to Shabana for her response to Kangana’s remarks, she said, “You really think at a time like this a personal attack on me can be of any significance when the entire country stands as one in our grief and in condemning this dastardly Pulwama attack? May God bless her.”
On Thursday, February 14, 2019, more than 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives in a terrorist attack which took place in Awantipora, Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. A car carrying more than 350 kg of explosives rammed into a bus of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, causing a blast.