He calls Mughal and other Muslim rulers robbers who waged jihad to kill Hindus
NEW DELHI – A short clip of Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir in which he is abusing Muslim rulers and denying Muslim history of India in a poetic way has drawn a lot of outrage on social media with some asking him to drop his Urdu surname ‘Muntashir’.
In the video, he called Akbar, Jahangir and other Muslim rulers “dakait” (dacoit) and the one who waged jihad to kill Hindus in India.
“The roads coming to our houses has been named after glorified dacoits like Akbar, Humayun and Jahangir and we kept clapping seeing those opportunists’ politicians cutting the ribbon of those roads. Is the ruler, who murdered 30,000 civilians in the name of Jihad in Chittorgarh, an ideal ruler? Was the ruler who established the meena baazar in front of Agra fort ‘zille-ilahi’ (Shadow of God)? What kind of Shadow of God is this that it’s so dark,” said Manoj.
The short video, which is being shared on social media, is a one-minute clipped part of the 11-minute video which has been uploaded on YouTube. The 11-minute video is full of denigrating remarks against Muslims, Muslim history in India and outlandish claim about history.
He slammed those who called king Akbar’s rule ‘ideal rule’ and asked if Akbar’s rule was ideal, what about Ram Rajya (Lord Ram’s rule). He claimed that under Akbar’s rule, thousands of farmers were hanged for not paying ‘jiziya’.
He expressed objection to some Muslims’ behavior to call the opposition of Mughal and Turk rules as the opposition of Islam. “Wake up! You are not the descendants of Akbar. Your ancestors are the ones who are ancestor of Hindus. Your history is not the one which is of Akbar,” he emphasised addressing Muslims.
He claimed that Afghanistan disowned “lootera” and “their nalayeq aulad” Mahmood Ghaznvi and wiped him out from their history but some Muslims in India consider him “hero”. He further claimed that Afghanistan kept in its history India’s Buddhist ruler Kanish. “Despite being a Muslim country, Afhganistan has hotels and palaces by the name of Kanish,” he said.
He also claimed that Afghanistan has changed its way of worship but not their ancestors. He also claimed that Indonesia, which is Muslim majority country, considers lord Ram as their ancestor.
He also slammed those who do not call Mughal rulers “lootera”. He explained how the Mughal rulers were lootera and cruel who used to unleash barbarity on the civilians.
Glorifying Ram Rajya, he also claimed that people are happy that King Sher Shah Suri built the largest road in the world but they demand evidence when it is said that Ram has built a road over the sea. He also claimed that Mahrana Pratap did not get defeated in the war of Haldi Ghati.
The long video of Manoj’s rant was not shared on social media but prominent people took notice of the short clip and slammed him for his ‘bigorty’ and hateful remarks against Muslims and its history in India.
Hussain Haidry, who is also a writer, said that Manoj is not making such hateful remarks for the first time and it is also not the last time.
Not the first time he's spreading hate or lies, and it will not be the last time.
Mask has been off since well over a year. This is not an out of the blue video.
Khair, sarkaar aur samaaj ne punish karne ke bajaay incentivise kiya hua hai anti-Muslim zahar ugalna. So ugal raha. https://t.co/X2OMjbVSb1
— Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) August 26, 2021
A prominent Twitter user Vaibha Shukla said that if he has a problem with Indo-Islamic history, he should remove his surname like ‘Muntashir’.
The man who made a career out of Ishq, Khalish, Mehfooz, Fariyaad, Humsafar and Rashqe Kamar questions our Indo-Islamic legacy, and our education, values and choices. Good to see the mask coming off, Manoj. Remove the word “Muntashir” from your name now. Choose your legacy! 😶 https://t.co/ExbYYtS6Q2
— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) August 25, 2021
Bollywood director Neeraj Ghaywan called his rant “Bigotry laced with casteism”.
Bigotry laced with casteism! https://t.co/7ok09YCql4
— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) August 26, 2021
Film director Avinash Das called Manoj ‘illiterate’ and reminded him about prominent classical Muslim lyricists.
एक दिन ये इतना गिरेगा कि कहेगा साहिर, इंदीवर, कैफ़ी आज़मी, हसरत जयपुरी हिंदी सिनेमा की गीत परंपरा के कलंकित नाम हैं और “अटरिया पर लोटन कबूतर रे” के रचयिता श्री समीर ही बॉलीवुड के सार्वकालिक महान गीत-पुरुष हैं। इस अनपढ़ आदमी को इसकी नियति पर छोड़ दीजिए। यह चर्चा के क़ाबिल भी नहीं! https://t.co/M9hc0cysH9
— Avinash Das (@avinashonly) August 25, 2021
Meanwhile, a tweet of Manoj has surfaced in which he is praising Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh’s chief Mohan Bhagwat. He said he learnt a lot from him which he will share through Youtube videos.
स्वतंत्रता दिवस की दोपहर, एक ऐसे महान व्यक्तित्व के साथ बीती, जिनकी सोच स्वतंत्र है. जो वर्षों में नहीं सीख पाया, वो आदरणीय श्री @DrMohanBhagwat जी के सत्संग ने कुछ घंटों में सिखा दिया. क्या सीखा, बहुत जल्द अपने #YouTube चैनल पर साझा करूँगा, ताकि कुछ भ्रम दूर हो सकें. pic.twitter.com/mGn3Hf2Fvt
— Manoj Muntashir (@manojmuntashir) August 16, 2021