The passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in both the Houses of Parliament has created commotion in the entire country. Opposition parties and students from universities across the country are protesting against the Act.
Hindi film industry who is mostly quiet when it comes to speaking against the present government also raised their voice. Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt and Anurag Kashyap were some of them who user their social media to speak.
Popular Hindi film actor and director Farhan Akthar also tweeted in respect to the Act. He asked people to gather at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai for the protest.
He wrote, "Here’s what you need to know about why these protests are important. See you on the 19th at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. The time to protest on social media alone is over."
Here’s what you need to know about why these protests are important. See you on the 19th at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. The time to protest on social media alone is over. pic.twitter.com/lwkyMCHk2v— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 18, 2019
IPS officer Sandeep Mittal immediately responded to Akthar's tweet. He tagged Mumbai Police and the National Investigation Agency and said that the actor-director's tweet was an offence under the Indian Penal Code.
You also need to know that you ' ve committed an Offence u/s 121 of Indian Penal Code & it is not unintentional. @MumbaiPolice & @NIA_India are you listening.Please think of the Nation that is giving you everything in your Life.— Sandeep Mittal, IPS (@smittal_ips) December 18, 2019
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This isn't the first time that IPS officer Sandeep Mittal has gotten himself involved in some controversy. On Monday, he mocked Farhan Akhtar's father and lyricist Javed Akthar.
IPS Officer Sandeep Mittal mocked Akhtar for his comment. "Dear Legal Expert. Please elaborate the law of land, the section number and name of the Act etc so that we are also enlightened. Regards," he wrote.