The controversy involving actor veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah seems to have taken an ugly turn as Pakistan Prime Minister cited his recent statement taking a dig at India over intolerance against minorities. The Pakistan PM’s comment teaching Indian Prime Minister to treat minorities in India has left country’s political circle angry.
Hitting out Imran Khan, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patrna asked Pakistan to not teach humanity to India. Meanwhile, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has also asked Imran Khan to learn something from India’s inclusive politics and minority rights.
Taking to Twitter, Owasi said: According to the Pakistani Constitution, only a Muslim is qualified to be President. India has seen multiple Presidents from oppressed communities. It is high time Khan Sahab learns something from us about inclusive politics and minority rights.
According to the Pakistani Constitution, only a Muslim is qualified to be President. India has seen multiple Presidents from oppressed communities. It's high time Khan sahab learns something from us about inclusive politics & minority rights.https://t.co/qarmZkqdhH
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) December 23, 2018
On Saturday, Imran Khan said that he will “show” the Narendra Modi government “how to treat minorities”, amid controversy over Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s remarks on mob lynching in India.
In an Interview, Naseeruddin Shah on December 20 had expressed concern over the recent Bulandshahr riots, which claimed two lives including police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh the individual investigating the Akhlaq lynching case.
Talking about the incident, the actor had questioned why a cow’s death is given significance over that of a police officer. “I fear for my children, Shah added.
Speaking to a national daily, Shah asked Khan to walk the talk in his own country instead of commenting on issues across the border. Rejecting Khan’s comment’s, Shah said India is a democracy and we know how to look after ourselves.
Shah, known for his roles in movies like Sparsh, Paar, Masoom and Iqbal, was heavily slammed by many right-wing groups including Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena, and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Prominent personalities including yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Anupam Kher, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendranath Pandey have been critical of Shah’s comments.