Imran Khan Should Walk the Talk in His Own Country: Naseeruddin Shah on Pakistan PM’s Remark
Khan drew a parallel between Shah’s remarks and Jinnah saying he did not want to live in India where Muslims are not equal citizens.
Naseeruddin Shah who recently courted controversy by expressing his fear of how minorities are being treated in India, has now gotten dragged into further the cause célèbre as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan issued his two cents on that matter.
Khan drew a parallel between Shah’s remarks about feeling scared for his children and Muhammad Ali Jinnah having said about not wanting to live in an India where Muslims would not be equal citizens. Khan also said, “We have to prove in Pakistan that all minorities are equal citizens… Narendra Modi’s India must be shown how we treat minorities.”
Shah, however, had a sharp rebuttal for the Pakistan PM. He said, “I think Mr Khan should be walking the talk in his own country instead of commenting on issues that don’t concern him. We have been a democracy for 70 years and we know how to look after ourselves.”
Shah, has, since commenting upon the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr has earned the wrath of “nationalists” and the Right wing, many of whom have even suggested that Shah move to Pakistan.