Mumbai, July 3: A day after 24 people were brutally murder in a terror strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, well known Bollywood actor poses serious questions about silence of Muslim community after the attack. Also Read - Babil Khan Brings Everyone to Tears With Irrfan Khan’s Throwback Video Singing ‘Mera Saaya Saath Hoga’
Irrfan Khan today posted a message on social media wrote, he was disturbed after hearing the gruesome attack carried out by terrorist in Dhaka and that too in the holy month of Ramazan. Khan said, “Islam teaches you about the importance of neighbours. If your neighbour is hungry for food you can’t have your meal without inviting them. But what happened in Bangladesh had disturbed me a lot”. Also Read - Watch: Old Video of Irrfan Khan Reciting ‘Thakur Ka Kuan’ Goes Viral, Netizens Are Reminded of Hathras Horror
According to reports, the attackers had asked hostages who were kept alive for few hours to recite verses of Holy Quran and when the hostages weren’t able to recite it they were shot by intruders who were merely under their 20’s. Also Read - Irrfan Khan's Wife Sutapa Sikdar on Inside vs Outsider Debate: He Didn't Get a Cover Page of a Film Magazine
Khan said, “Killing people who had not memorised Quranic verses and that too in the month of Ramazan. In the name of religion terrorist attack a place due to which Islam and Muslim across the world are defamed”. (Also Read: Dhaka attack: ‘We will be killed one by one’, Tarishi Jain told her father in her last call)
Khan poses serious questions about the silence of Muslim community and urges the members of defamed community to come forward and explain the real meaning of Islam.
A week ago Khan has been in news by questioning the practice followed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramazan and Qurbani (sacrificing animals on Bakr-e-Eid).
While talking on the sidelines of the promotion of of his upcoming film ‘Madari’, Khan said, “rather fasting for whole month of Ramazan, people should self-introspect”.
A day after the attack Bangladesh’s Home Minister has refuted the claims made by Islamic State who took the responsibility for the attack and said that “the attack was carried out by home grown terror network”.
Meanwhile a high alert has been issued in West Bengal state and India-Pakistan border to prevent possible infiltration.