Mumbai: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday while referring to Naseeruddin Shah’s recent Bulandshahr statement said, India is the most secure country in the world while adding that “if anyone feels insecure here then it reflects their insecure mentality”.
“If anyone feels insecure in the most secure country then it reflects their insecure mentality. The truth is people of this country irrespective of their caste or religion have the freedom to express their views. Therefore, I believe such an accusation is not appropriate,” said Javadekar.
The actor had earlier said, “I feel worried about my children. They do not have a religion. I had received a religious education as a child. Ratna (his wife who is a Hindu) belongs to a liberal household, so she had received none,” he said.
The actor added, “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 because I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon.”
However, later the actor clarified his remarks saying, “I have made the statement as a worried Indian and I have previously made similar remarks. I don’t know for what reason I am being branded as a traitor.”