Published On: Sun, Oct 2nd, 2016

Protest against Salman in his birthplace Indore



Protest against Salman in his birthplace Indore

Activists of Bajrang Dal burnt an effigy of Salman Khan for allegedly supporting Pakistani artists.

Mumbai: Activists of student wing of Bajrang Dal today burnt an effigy of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, protesting his comment supporting the Pakistani artistes, at Rajbada area here. Incidentally, the 50-year-old ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor was born in Indore.

“Salman has risen to great heights because of his Indian fans. He should withdraw his statement supporting the Pakistani artistes,” Bajrang Dal divisional convener Sachin Baghel said. “If the actor did not want to take back his words, he should release his films in Pakistan and not in India,” Baghel added.

“We can’t tolerate that artistes from Pakistan, which harbours terrorists, come here and return home after making money without condemning the terrorists sponsored by their country,” said BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya who represents Mhow Assembly constituency.

“If Pakistani artistes condemn the terrorism, we will welcome them. Otherwise they won’t be allowed to enter India,” he added.

Salman had said on Friday that Pakistani artistes should not be treated like terrorists, and art and terrorism should not be mixed.

The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association has passed a resolution banning the Pakistani actors in the wake of Uri terror attack and Indian Army’s subsequent surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK.

Salman Khan says Pakistani artists are not terrorists

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spoke about maintaining peaceful relations between India and Pakistan.

In a recently held press conference, he  said that the action taken towards terrorists is justified, but Pakistani artists are not terrorists.

“They (Pakistani actors) are artists, not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them permits and visas,” said Salman Khan.

Hindu right-wing extremists organisations such as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, led by Raj Thackeray, have threatened to will stall the release of every film that has Pakistani actors in it.

Mumbai-based Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA), on Friday, had even passed a resolution to ban Pakistani actors from the industry in the wake of the Uri attack.

Courtesy: ARY & DC

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology