New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif on Tuesday snubbed Prime Minister Imran Khan for his ‘minority’ remark. The cricketer reaction came within days PM Imran Khan said that he will show the Narendra Modi government how to treat minorities. Khan statement came at a time when Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah is facing flak over his remarks on mob violence in India.
Taking it to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Kaif wrote, “There were around 20% minorities at the time of Partition in Pakistan, less than 2% remain now. On the other hand, the minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities.”
Earlier, Naseeruddin Shah also lashed out Pakistan PM Imran Khan and adviced the former to take care of his own country and stay away from “issues that don’t concern him”. (ALSO READ: ‘If Anyone Feels Unsafe, Then It’s a Sign of Insecure Mentality’: Prakash Javadekar Snubs Naseeruddin Shah)
Notably, the acclaimed Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah is facing criticism for his remarks on the spate of mob lynching cases in India following the killing of a policeman in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district earlier this month.
Political leaders across parties and Bollywood fraternity are also slamming the actor for his remark which has triggered a controversy. (Also Read: Take Care of Your Own Country, we Know How to Handle Our Issues: Naseeruddin Shah Snubs Pak PM)
Recently, a video was released in which Shah had said that the djinn of intolerance was now out and there was no way of putting it back in the bottle. He said the poison is all-pervasive and now everyone has the freedom to go right ahead and do as they please.
In a video interview with Karwan-e-Mohabbat India, the veteran actor said the death of a cow was being given importance over the killing of a policeman in India. He said the “poison has already spread” and it will be now difficult to contain it.
“It will be very difficult to capture this djinn back into the bottle again. There is complete impunity for those who take law into their own hands…I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, ‘Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?’ they will have no answer. It worries me that I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon,” Shah added.