The RSS leader said Aamir Khan and Naseeruddin Shah “don’t deserve respect”
ALIGARH, January 29: In his tirade here on Monday, the senior leader of Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) Indresh Kumar has termed veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Aamir Khan as traitors. “They may be good actors but they don’t deserve respect as they are traitors. They are like Mir Jafar and Jaichand,” stated Kumar at a public event in Aligarh. Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was also targeted in his speech for attending functions in Pakistan recently and his pro-Pakistan remarks.
For Naseeruddin Shah, it is not his first taste of the Sangh’s ire. He has been termed a “traitor” earlier too by both the RSS and the BJP after his statement that India has turned into a land where a cow is given more importance than a policeman, after the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Bulandshahr mob violence.
“In one of his movies, he played the role of a Pakistani agent. I think he is growing into that character now,” claimed Uttar Pradesh BJP chief, Mahendranath Pandey referring to Shah’s role in Sarfarosh, a 1999 Bollywood movie. Shah performance had won him widespread critical acclaim.
The RSS leader said that India needs Muslims like former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and not like Ajmal Kasab, the terrorist who was caught alive after 26/11 attacks. “India doesn’t need Muslim youth like Kasab, Yakub, and Ishrat Jahan but rather those who walk on the path shown by Kalam. Those who walk on the path of Kasab will be considered only as traitors,” said the RSS leader.
Kumar also alleged that the Congress, Left parties, communal forces, and few judges are responsible for the delay in the Ayodhya case hearing. “The first reason for the delay in the construction of Ram Temple is Congress, second is the Left parties, third is the communal religious forces and the fourth are a few judges who are delaying justice. I appeal to the saints and sadhus to sit on dharna outside the Congress office, offices of the Left parties and outside the house of Judges who are delaying the matter,” he added.
The Supreme Court has yet again canceled the hearing in the Ayodhya title suit case, slated for January 29, due to the non-availability of one of the judges, Justice SA Bobde.
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