SHABANA AZMI SAID SHE HAS ALWAYS RAISED HER VOICE AGAINST HATE CRIMES :

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi today said she has always raised her voice against hate crime and her outrage over mob lynching is not selective.  The 66-year-old actress took to Twitter to clarify her stance after she took part in the ‘Not In My Name’ protest, an anti-lynching movement on June 28.  “… I’m versus (against) all fundamentalism. In Not In My Name campaign I said it’s about all mob lynching including the DSP in Kashmir, the love jihad,” wrote Azmi.   The ‘Neerja’ actress responded to an open letter penned by a former senior journalist where he questioned her for remaining silent on other hate crimes in the name of the religion. Azmi slammed the article with a tweet, “Every level charged here is untrue. Surprised such a senior journalist didn’t check facts and has resorted to spreading canard. Afsos (it’s sad).”  The ‘Not In My Name’ drive gained traction after Saba Dewan, a documentary filmmaker, took to Facebook to organise a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.  The Times of  India : 3rd. July,17

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