Actor Akshay Kumar and badminton player Saina Nehwal have been threatened by Maoists in Chhattisgarh for extending financial help to families of 12 CRPF jawans who were killed in a Maoist ambush near south Bastar on March 16. Akshay Kumar and Saina Nehwal had promised to provide Rs 9 lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively to each family.
In a pamphlet issued by the CPI (Maoist) Bastar, it was said:
“We condemn the financial assistance given to the families of CRPF jawans killed in PLGA attacks. We appeal to famous figures, film actors, sports-persons and celebrities to stand with the revolution and poor people. Stand against police atrocities and human rights violations.”
They also urged other Bollywood celebrities to stand with the ‘revolution and the poor people’.
Thus far, Kumar and Nehwal haven’t reacted to the statement.