26 May 2024
Javed Akhtar

Famous Indian screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar who is known for his incredible work in the Hindi cinema, recently strictly criticized the Israeli government over the killing of a retired Indian Army Officer named Waibhav Anil Kale, in Gaza. The screenwriter condemned Israel on Wednesday after the news broke out that Waibhav Anil Kale was killed by the Israeli Army in war-hit Rafah in Gaza. Akhtar reportedly used his official Twitter handle to condemn the act of the Israeli army for killing a retired Indian army officer who was working with the United Nations as a Security Coordination Officer in the Department of Safety and Security of the United Nations. Since Akhtar slammed Israel on the social platform, people have become more keen to learn what happened with Waibhav Anil Kale. Let’s delve into the details and learn more about it.

The famous poet Javed Akhtar said it was the first international causality that happened for the United Nations since the war between Israel and Palestine began last year. As mentioned, Javed Akhtar criticized the Israeli government for killing ex-Indian officer Waibhav Anil Kale who was working for the UN in the war-torn region Rafar of Gaza, he wrote, “Retired colonel Waibhav Anil Kale working with the UN in Rafah was Killed while going in the UN car to European hospital. That shows how indiscreet Israel‘s attacks are but they are not answerable to anyone. At the most, there will be a formal apology to our government, and that’s all. My heartfelt condolences to Col Kale’s wife and two daughters. He was there to help bring peace.”

Nevertheless, the member of parliament for the Trinamool Congress Party, Saket Gokhale also wrote earlier that day to S Jaishankar, the external affairs minister of India, to urge him to condemn the murder of Waibhav Anil Kale in Gaza. He stated, “It is shocking that a retired Indian Army colonel was killed by Israel in Gaza and the shameless Modi Govt hasn’t uttered a single word,” In addition, TMC MP Gokhale also shared the picture of the written letter sent to the External Affairs Ministry. As a result of top leaders’ urge for appropriate action against Israel for killing a former Indian Army officer in Gaza, the United Nations started an investigation into it. According to the reports, Israel also called for a separate investigation into the attack.

Following the killing of the ex-Indian Army Officer, many people took to the internet to learn who was Waibhav Anil Kale. As per the information, Anil Kale was a Colonel in the Indian Army but he sought premature retirement from the army two years ago. In 2024, Waibhav Anil Kale started serving in the United Nations in the UN Department of Safety and Security. Unfortunately, Waibhav Anil Kale got killed while serving in Gaza for the UN. Thus, the UN also expressed its sorrow over Anil’s death and apologized to India.

How did Waibhav Anil Kale die? This question is also swirling among millions of people. As per the information, the ex-Indian army officer was traveling in the UN vehicle which caught heavy fire after an attack from an Israeli tank. In the attack, Waibhav Anil Kale sustained fatal injuries and lost his life. Reportedly, one more person who was also working in the DSS (Department of Security and Safety) was left seriously injured while traveling to the European Hospital located in Rafah in the morning on Monday, May 13, 2024. Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Farhan Haq said the white UN vehicle carrying an ex-Indian army officer and another DSS female staffer was attacked from behind.

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