Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi Cancelled Their Visit to Literary Conference in KarachiFebruary 15, 2019 19:19
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In the wake of Pulwama terror attack, celebrity couple Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi have cancelled their visit to literary conference in karachi.
Shabana Azmi wrote on twitter "@Javedakhtarjadu n I were invited for a 2 day event celebrating #Kaifi Azmi centenary. I appreciate that our hosts #Karachi Arts Council have mutually agreed with us to cancel the event at the nth hr in view of the dastardly Pulwama Massacre.”
Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana and me for a two day lit conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry . We have cancelled that . In 1965 during the indo Pak war Kaifi saheb had written a poem . “ AUR PHIR KRISHAN NE ARJUN SE KAHA “— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 15, 2019
Earlier today, Javed Akhtar announced on his Twitter account that Shabana Azmi and he was invited by the Karachi Art Council for a literary conference on Kaifi Azmi and his poetry.
@Javedakhtarjadu and I were invited for a 2 day event celebrating Kaifi’s Centenary and were truly looking forward to it. I appreciate that our hosts the Karachi Arts Council mutually agreed to cancel the event at the nth hour in the wake of Pulwama attack.— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) February 15, 2019
He also mentioned his special connection with CRPF, "I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written their anthem. I met a number of CRPF officers and whatever I learnt, my respect and admiration for them increased. Today I share the grief of their dear ones," he said on twitter.
I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written Their anthem Before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers n what ever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 14, 2019