Gorakhpur, Nov. 4 : Just when the hate storm against Shah Rukh Khan showed signs of subsiding, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday stoked controversy again saying there was absolutely no difference between the thinking of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Saeed and the Bollywood superstar.
“Shah Rukh Khan must remember that if the majority of this nation rejects his films then he will end up wandering the streets like any common Muslim. Anti-national people like Khan are raising their voices and we condemn it,” Adityanath told the media here.
Reacting to Hafiz Saeed’s invitation to Khan to come and live in Pakistan, the BJP MP said he welcomed the invite and hoped the actor will consider it.
“I welcome the invitation. All such people should go to Pakistan where they will be shown their true position in the scheme of things. Hafiz Saeed and Shah Rukh Khan speak the same language,” Adityanath added.
His controversial comment has been one of the many that have been directed towards Khan, who has attacked by right wing groups for his comments against intolerance.
Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi had earlier lashed out at Khan, accusing him of being a ‘Pakistani’ and expressing ‘anti-national’ thoughts.
Hafiz Saeed has invited Khan to live in Pakistan alleging that Muslims in India are facing discrimination.
“Any such Muslim, even Shahrukh who is facing difficulty and discrimination in India because of Islam are invited to stay in Pakistan,” Saeed posted on Twitter.
Besides the actor, Saeed also invited other Indian Muslims to Pakistan.
“Even the renowned Indian Muslims in the field of sports, academia, arts & culture are fighting a constant battle for identity inside India,” he tweeted.
“We welcome Indian Intellectuals raising voice against intolerance inflicted by Hindu extremists if & whenever they come to Pakistan,” he added.
The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind called India a fascist state.
“Discrimination against minorities in India particularly Muslims are proof enough that Modi’s India no more secular,” he posted. (ANI)