Shah Rukh Khan's 'being Muslim' controversy

In an interview with Outlook Turning Point magazine ,King Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan has created a controversy by stating that his ‘being Muslim’ ,post 9/11, has made him a target of  few political leaders and that rallies have been held in the past where he has been asked to leave his home and return to his original homeland, indicating Pakistan.He also mentioned such issues forced him to make the movie  ‘My Name Is Khan(and I’m not a terrorist)’.

The controversy fueled up  when Pakistan’s,Interior Minister,Rehman Malik stated that India should give security to Shah Rukh Khan while, Hafiz Saeed,India’s most wanted terrorist for Mumbai 2008 terror attack , stated Shah Rukh Khan can very well come and live in Pakistan and that he would make all the arrangements .

Look who is talking ? Should Mr Malik rather not sort out his country’s security issues where bomb blasts are a daily business before asking India to give security to Shah Rukh ? And is Hafiz Saeed,a terrorist, also a Pakistani Minister to offer people relocation assistance in Pakistan ?

Well, is it not astonishing to hear Shah Rukh Khan complain ? Is he not the actor who tops the charts of  Bollywood Heroes since over a decade now (thanks to his fans ,majority of whom are logically non-Muslims)? Do his fans give a second thought about whom he prays before being his mad fans ? When has he been questioned for being a Muslim , in India(American airport is not in India where he was held) ? And whenever and if ever he has been targeted by political parties for ‘being Muslim’ ,is he the only Bollywood Star who has been targeted for political mileage (publicity stunt)? Even Amitabh Bachchan has been targeted  for being a North Indian .

There is no denying that artists have been soft targets for Indian Political Leaders but this is not restricted to any religion or caste. This happened to Salman Rushdie,Ashis Nandy,Deepa Mehta,Tasleema Nasreen, Amitabh and Aamir and so many more. Is he the only one who has been targeted ? Then why making a fuss about it ? Bollywood actors have been respected by the Indian society regardless what religion they follow and what caste they belong to and Shah Rukh Khan himself is one of the biggest example of such respect and love.

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Shah Rukh Khan – being muslim controversy

Rehman Malik's visit to India

All he brought was list of controversies , Pakistan’s Home Minister, Rehman Malik,where he compared 26/11 terror attacks to Babari Mosque demolition,stated that Abu Jindal was an Indian Agent and to top it denied enough proof from Indian government to hold ,26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed ,guilty! To add on,he has left Indian Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde,humiliated with opposition asking why Shinde did not answer back when Malik was comparing 26/11 and Babari Mosque demolition and the media highlighting Shinde referring,Hafiz Saeed as ‘Shri’ and ‘Mr’ in the parliament. The question remains , what was the need of inviting Rehman Malik who has been popular for controversial statements and has delayed action against  Pakistanis involved in 26/11 terror attacks and all the more when Pakistan is expecting a change of governance?

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Pakistan Home Minister claims India has not givene nough proof against Hafiz Saeed,26/11 mastermind

 

Pakistan dismisses 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack allegations even after Abu Jindal’s confession ?

Pakistani Interior Minister,Rehman Malik, rubbished 26/11 Mumbai terror attack plotter Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jindal’s claims of ISI’s involvement in the 26/11 attacks.Abu Jindal who was recently caught in Delhi Airport has revealed he was in Karachi Head-Quarters,dictating the terrorists who had entered Mumbai.On the contrary, Rehman  Malik blamed Indian Home Minister, P. Chidambaram of “unnecessarily targeting ISI” and claimed that all the allegations against ISI,the intelligence agency of Pakistan, till now have been proven to be wrong.

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Well, its like a small child getting caught doing mischief and even after knowing that he has been seen doing so ,denies allegations. Pakistan, as always, keeps denying to its invlovment in conspiracies against India.The question is how long will this continue ?