Shah Rukh Khan waves during the unveiling of TOIFA Bollywood awards in Mumbai, India. —Photo by AP
Shah Rukh Khan waves during the unveiling of TOIFA Bollywood awards in Mumbai, India. —Photo by AP

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has insisted he is “safe and happy” in India in a bid to end a controversy sparked by an article he wrote on being Muslim in the Hindu-majority country.

The piece led Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik to say that India should provide Khan with security. India's Home Secretary R.K. Singh responded curtly that Pakistan should look after its own citizens.

Reading out a lengthy statement to journalists late on Tuesday, Khan said his piece in the magazine Outlook Turning Points had taken an “unwarranted twist”.

“Nowhere does the article state or imply directly or indirectly that I feel unsafe, troubled or disturbed in India,” he said.

In the magazine piece, he wrote that he sometimes became “the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India”.

The Indian actor said he had occasionally been accused of bearing allegiance to Muslim-majority Pakistan, and had been urged by leaders at political rallies to leave India and return to what they called his “original homeland”.

Khan has been targeted by the Shiv Sena, a far-right Hindu nationalist party headquartered in Mumbai that has often pushed an anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim agenda.

The Shiv Sena threatened cinemas showing his 2010 film ‘My Name is Khan’ after he spoke in favour of Pakistani cricketers playing in the Indian Premier League.

On Tuesday, Khan said it was “irksome” to have to clarify the “non-existent” issue sparked by his recent article.

“I would like to tell all those who are offering me unsolicited advice that we in India are extremely safe and happy. We have an amazing democratic, free and secular way of life.”

Khan emerged last week at the top of Forbes India's first Celebrity 100 list, based on income and popularity, after he raked in an estimated 37.7 million dollars last year.

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Vishnu Dutta
January 30, 2013 7:54 am
Sure, in his own country when 100s of minorities are massacred he doesnt even bother to give a single statement. It tells you how seriously we take our minority, hazaras would be more than happy if baba rehman gives a statement in their favor.
Anis Abbas
January 30, 2013 7:46 am
Dear Rehman Malik , Stop being concerned about us and concentrate on your own country. Look how you are treating your minorities then advicing us
Pramod
February 1, 2013 6:51 am
You are quite right Kamran that it is a general perception in Indian Non Muslims(not only hindu) or you can say people throughout the world that Muslim give more prriorty to their religion than their country and they are not completely wrong.It has been my personal experience with one of my friend in hyderabad India that they supported Pakistan.Even in a survey in Pakistan, most Pakistani accepted they put religion ahead of country. Major Nidal Hasan case in US and People coming from foreigin country for Jihad purpose is another example of this.
Javed
January 30, 2013 7:39 am
Chalo phir se ekbaar muh kala kia mian ne...
Shipan
January 31, 2013 7:01 am
Most of our top most executives like the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, COAS, Vice President, president of the ruling party etc. belong to the category you mentioned above, mind you!
C Sakthivel
January 30, 2013 1:01 pm
Mr. Malik Do you know Mr SRK is one of the top earner of our country and loved by millions of people in India irrespective of theier caste and creed. Could you imagine is it possible without being safe. Pl thing it twice before making any silly comment.
Vikas Gurung
January 30, 2013 11:41 am
Mr. Abdullah Hussain, in India, minorities are not considered secon class citizens, since in India minorities are in every field whether it is sports, business, art, politics, defense, science & technology and any other field, at very higher post, now-a-days our film industry is moving around 3 Khans (Aamir, SRK & Salman), moreover, Parsis, who are lowest among the minorities, are the healthiest community in India, 5-6 months back Parsi community have given an affidavit in Mumbai High Court – that if any Parsi is earning Rs. 90,000.00 in a month, for them, he is the most poor people. In India, minorities are enjoying every that right, which is enjoying by majority people, they can perform their religion rituals, they can vote & contest in elections and get elected with heavy margin, can go freely anywhere in India, set-up their business, can buy unmovable property in India. So it is not the case in India
Adnan
January 30, 2013 12:37 pm
As long as we keep calling them our leaders.
rohan
January 30, 2013 7:31 am
I am actually worried about Rehman Malik's security.HAHAH
Atif Hamayun
January 30, 2013 2:27 pm
Gujesh... please take malik to india...
Ganesh (India)
January 30, 2013 11:28 am
People shouldnt take Rehman Malik seriously. One should just laugh him off.
Iftikhar Husain
January 30, 2013 12:50 pm
Khan is as a sensible person he will look after himself with all the politics played in the name or religion good luck to Mr.. Khan.
Sirius.sam
January 30, 2013 12:50 pm
India is waiting for this too. In due course of time we realized that Mrs Khar and Mr Malik can make a hit in Indian media. They are great talent. I think after Mr Musharraf's depart, Indians don't take any one in Pakistan seriously. I think Mr Malik is an interesting human being and would be a hit in parties, due to his comments.
Sirius.sam
January 30, 2013 12:52 pm
See the brighter side, At least Mr Malik has united India and Pakistan. We both are learning to take him lightly. It's ok friend he is a greatest of talents, who can speak rubbish. No probs guys everything is ok here.
Jagdish
January 30, 2013 2:26 pm
While you are laughing aloud at the thought of India being ingnited, you failed to notice your house is on fire.. :-)
Anis Abbas
February 1, 2013 3:28 am
It's your thought dear...we are very happy in India and proud on our nation. By the way....we never feel happy if Pakistan win against us. We were , is and will be an Indian till our last breath.
Nitin
February 1, 2013 4:56 am
Seriously? Don't you read Indian news papers? Muslims in India have enough power stop release of 100 crore film, give hate speech against their own country and countrymen. This is called democracy. It's not perfect and it will never be. What's important is people have freedom of expression irrespective of their cast, religion in our country. Isn't that most important thing as human?
Khurram
January 30, 2013 1:08 pm
In Pakistan, no one wins elections by killing minorities!
BRR
January 30, 2013 3:06 pm
A country that has repeatedly seem minorities killed, bombed, declared "blasphemers", declared kafirs, some declared non-muslims, wants to offer SRK refuge.
Imran
January 30, 2013 3:10 pm
Apparently the Indian home minister is not much different either. Hindu terrorists?
Pakistani
January 30, 2013 3:36 pm
Good reply by Mr. Singh. Rehman Malik needs to focus on protecting its own citizens. Besides, SRK leads a comfortable and lavish life in India, which is due to Indians providing him love and support. He is happy in India.
BINGO!
January 30, 2013 3:36 pm
I don't know why people include Sikhs as oppressed minority in India. I am one and don't feel it. 1984 is long gone. There were mistakes made on both sides and most people have realized it and dealing with it. I am not insensitive to my sikh brothers and sisters, but I am a proud Indian first, then a sikh.
ambarish_india
January 31, 2013 10:40 am
some one who earns 40 millions dollers in an year is happy and safe anywhere in the world for any religious community. The very reason he is a big star is because he has been loved by indian hindus. Dont forget that
Srini (Dallas,TX)
January 30, 2013 3:48 pm
I think it is cheap trick from Rahman to get cheap publicity at home just like Indian politicians do all the time. We all love SRK, he has been India's icon, role model,great genius,hardworker.He is so popular, even many Hindu parents named their kids Sharukh. Indians (most) do not look at him as hindu or muslim but as great Indian.
Khalid
January 30, 2013 3:49 pm
Rehman Malik is the best minister Pakistan ever had... You know what I mean ..
kamaljit Singh
January 30, 2013 4:00 pm
A Sikh is the Prime Minister, Another is the chief of the world's 3rd largest Army , Now think of this possibilities any where out side India. Janabji.
Srini (Dallas,TX)
January 30, 2013 4:00 pm
Current generation of muslms in India donot agree with you on identity part. They are very much Indianized.
Srini (Dallas,TX)
January 30, 2013 4:06 pm
DDLJ , not DDLG :) btw, what a movie!
sushil(indian)
January 30, 2013 4:09 pm
mr.araman look ur country ok...we indian are very happy,,,srk is our star and every muslim and hindu stras of india...
kam
January 30, 2013 4:13 pm
No one can deny what your saying and perhaps saying minorities are treated as second class citizens is not truly the case, but minorites in EVERY country are treated diferently. This is a phenomina known as racism here in the UK, religous intollerence in other countries. You can never tell whats in peoples hearts. Official policy and the peoples conduct are two different things. No country in the world can claim to be as fair as the UK in terms of racial equality but sadly even here there is racism.
Junaid
January 31, 2013 9:42 am
Well said
Animesh - India
January 31, 2013 2:42 pm
Have you heard of APJ Abdul Kalam? He happened to be devout Muslim, one of the greatest scientist, visionary and former President of India. All the top bollywood stars are mostly muslims. Just name any hindu or any minority community person with similar status in Pakistan?
Espad
January 30, 2013 4:36 pm
First, learn some basic arithmetic. According to census 2011, Muslims in India number 147 million out of a total population of 1.2 billion, their percentage works out to about 13%. Next, SRK made his money in "Hindu" India where his Hindu fans paid good money to watch him. Except ONE film ("My name is Khan") in every one of his movies SRK has always played a Hindu hero !! And his wife is a Hindu ! His acting career is now in the doldrums, his movies in the last two years having flopped at the box office. He has long been overtaken in Bollywood by two other Khans - Aamir and Salman ! He therefore vented his frustration in the time honoured manner - play victimhood to the hilt ! Only now did SRK "realize" he was being persecuted for being a Muslim ! Far from gaining any sympathy from any quarter, including obscurantist mullahs, he was roundly condemned by everyone, from politicians to fellow actors and common citizens of India, both Hindus and Muslims. Now he sheepishly retracts and claims Muslims are safe and sound in India and that he himself had faced no problems in India for being a Muslim ! As for specious comment about Muslims not being "safe" in so called "dar ul harb" countries, this comment really applies to Pakistan. Having brutally dealt with minorities like Hindus and Christians (their numbers have been REDUCED from 11% in 1947 to a mere 2.5% in 2012) now the majority Sunni Punjabi fanatics following the Deoband seminary have unleashed a murderous war on fellow Muslims like Ahmedias and Shias. This, besides hunting and killing other ethnic Sunnis like Mohajirs, Sindhis and Pathans in Karachi. Let Pakistan prevent its own disintegration instead of showing fake sympathy towards Indian Muslims who are Indians first and last. enjoying complete freedom and legal rights along with Hindus.
anil
January 30, 2013 4:37 pm
You need some rest.
Prakash Iyer
January 30, 2013 4:46 pm
"Nowhere does the article state or imply directly or indirectly that I feel unsafe, troubled or disturbed in India,”. SRK must not have read the article which he must have hired some one to write it for him. He has also praised Pakistanis as "good guys". Of course in a free country like India he is entitled to his opinion but must not play victim when others have their own opinion about him. He should be feeling secure with state and non-state actors of Pakistan rushing to his security. Maybe he will soon thank them! incredible India!
Prakash Iyer
January 30, 2013 4:56 pm
"they can neither live among Pakistanies nor hindues." Can Pakistanis live amoung Pakistanis?
A B
January 30, 2013 5:00 pm
It is 14 and not 40.
Jalaluddin S. Hussain
January 30, 2013 5:04 pm
The following statistic tells the whole story about SRK: "Khan emerged last week at the top of Forbes India’s first Celebrity 100 list, based on income and popularity, after he raked in an estimated 37.7 million dollars last year." I wish I was also that "insecure" and "under threat", in Canada! I am ashamed of Rahman Malik! He does not deserve to be the Interior Minister of a country in complete chaos and turmoil. Pakistan needs somebody serious and constructive at this juncture.
ajmal kasab
January 31, 2013 7:32 am
We don't need Shahrukh Khan in Pakistan. He is living a happy life in India and he should stay there.
Obul
January 30, 2013 5:16 pm
I think you are referring to the minorities in Pakistan. This muslim in India is one of the most popular person and make over $30 Million.
abhinav
January 30, 2013 5:28 pm
pakistan should care about their own country...every day a blast takes place while in happens in india( once in a blue moon)...if you talk about in how they are treating minorities then pak should see how they are treating Hindu's in pak... Most of my friends are muslims...An you can talk to them ..they dont feel any difference...so i request to mr. malil to mind their own business and that also been suggested by sahrukh.
amfaa (@amfaa2006)
January 30, 2013 5:38 pm
Rehman Malik is a huge embarrassment to every Pakistani!
amfaa (@amfaa2006)
January 30, 2013 5:40 pm
don't forget the ahmadis that are persecuted on a daily basis
amfaa (@amfaa2006)
January 30, 2013 5:42 pm
take him ..we can do without him
sk
January 30, 2013 5:49 pm
Pity on you Arman...May your Allah give you some sense to think and a bit of common sense.
Bikram
January 30, 2013 5:54 pm
two wrongs does not make one right mr. khan
Bikram
January 30, 2013 6:01 pm
reading dawn for last five years and first time find intelactual comment from any pakistani. good hai asad bhai!
Saukat ali
January 30, 2013 6:09 pm
I am ashamed of Rehman malik, But at otherside, SRK should stop using the victim card...He is very much safe and at better placed than many common people of India including hindus. He played this game when 'my name is khan' released...I am fine with publicity but not this way..very cheap and he has no threat concern in India....Even his actions are provocative. If in our country Pakistan ...any Hindu actor who married to a muslim girl would have died by now..forget about being a superstar! Our minister are foolish...they keep endorsing LeT and other terrorist organizations directly or indirectly...world is not a foolish..they know our game now....we can not keep playing same tune all the time...please stop this...be a real man...SRK, Stop playing victim card...please grow-up...dayd by day you are becoming smaller....
Akbaraleem
January 30, 2013 9:20 am
We are waiting for your comment Mr. Mailk.....please please give another senseless statement.
Gujesh
January 30, 2013 9:30 am
Let him come to India. He will be safe here.
Abdullah Hussain
January 30, 2013 9:33 am
It was quite un-necessary for Rehman Malik to make such comments. His comment will only add to the woes. It is an international phenomenon that the Minorities are considered second class citizen, first being the majority. They have to live happily with it
Asad Shah
January 30, 2013 9:59 am
Dont worry, no one in Pakistan takes Rehman Malik seriously either. India should do the same. As far as Indian Muslims in India are concerned, I sincerely believe that it is India's internal issue. However, I do have an opinion. I work with Indians (both muslims and hindus) at several levels and one thing that I have gathered from them is that indian muslims tend to keep their seperate entity intact. They generally still have their own culture and own way of living and that irks some of the indian non-muslim sections and creates unease amongst the muslims and hindus. But no one really wants to talk about the elephant in the room. SRK simply pointed towards that elephant.
Ajay
January 30, 2013 10:02 am
Dear Rehman Sir pls take care of Shia;s Hazara's and Hindus and Christians of Pakistan , do provide them security instead of worrying abt SRK , i dont think he can earn and live in India for so long without being safe here.
Arman Zaidi
January 30, 2013 10:13 am
This statemen from SRK is proving again the amount of fear and pressure on hundres of millions of muslims (more than one third of india population- almost 40%) that indian government and other non muslim people are putting on them. SRK to save his life and hard earned money has to read such false statements written by indians under pressure. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has clearly said that darulharb muslims will be oppressed and will not find freedom. May SRK be protected by Mighty Allah who has always given each muslim millions of times more strength beauty and ability to excel even in darularb.
ZAFAR IQBAL
January 30, 2013 10:18 am
Rahman malik is a great fan of SRK , so he feels pride to get appeared his name with SRk by giving a non-serious statement.
kumar
January 30, 2013 6:11 pm
import SRK.. and deport Hina Rabbani Khan.... as you like SRK we like her so much... SRK comments are symbol of over freedom...
george
January 31, 2013 12:20 pm
If the khans lose their hindu fans, the khans will not be in films any more. Pakistan simply does not have that kind of money to invest in films.
djnago
January 30, 2013 6:14 pm
how many muslims were killed in gujrat and samjota express?????? i think that was in india
Rohit
January 30, 2013 6:46 pm
brother its not just hindus that represent India and should take care of others... in india hindus and muslims and others are equally responsible for taking care of all types of others. Today Hindus are in majority but the way demographic dynamics are shifting u would see that in some 50 years and beyond Muslims would be the majority and I can tell u from the bottom of my heart... still and forever India will be a secular and democratic country! I know that peoples perceptions are colored by their own experiences ... and i cant blame u if u feel that the majority in India is not taking care of minorities here...Perhaps Its the way u see life in Pakistan......
karim
January 30, 2013 6:49 pm
Indians Muslims must show that they hate Pakistan otherwise Indian Hindus are very suspicious of them. Just look at that Indian junior FM how much he attacks Pakistan.
Rohit
January 30, 2013 7:08 pm
Mr citizen... I wonder why i read ur comment starting as .... our inferior minister.... I am not sure if its a mistake on my part or just irony!
Straight Talker
January 30, 2013 7:08 pm
Rehman Malik is identical twin of Lalu Prasad Yadav . No one takes them seriously on either side of the border . Whereas , Shah Rukh Khan's popularity is beyond doubt on either side of the border , I some times wonder if it is possible for any Pakistani Hindu or Sikh to ride the high tide of popularity in Pakistan just like all the Khans are enjoying in India . Don't need to look very far for the answer , it is only obvious .
Md Imran
January 30, 2013 7:10 pm
We love the khans here in Pakistan. All 4 of them - Shahrukh, Salman ( Sallu ), Aamir and Saif. But at the same time, these bollywood Khan's should never forget their primary principle of life - i.e. to serve fellow muslims. That the muslims are downtrodden in India is well known. Arundathi Roy, KP Nayyar, Jawed Naqwi have written about this many a times. Bollywood's own Mahesh Bhatt has tried championing for the cause of Muslims. The Khans need to do more. Help or atleast lobby through their fans and use their riches to secure freedom to the oppressed Kashmiris. Help muslims in India gain more freedom and if necessary seceed from India. Lets admit it, even if they lose their hindu fans, 200 million Pakistanis, 180 million muslims in India and another 180 million in Bangladesh will ensure they are never short fans.
Rebel
January 30, 2013 7:12 pm
Poor SRK, he is back paddling now. He was telling the truth before now he his saving his skin
Neer Nayan
January 30, 2013 7:16 pm
SRK is pride of India. Period.
hari
January 31, 2013 11:28 am
No Hindu in Pakistan be the president,chief justice and on many more important post as it is in India because they all are part of India and here talent matters not his religions. Take the example of all khan in film industry
Avishek Roy
January 30, 2013 7:22 pm
Lolzz....fab comment...
Karan
January 30, 2013 7:23 pm
We do that realy well hence they practice their religion freely..and Mr Ajay should understand...there are no minorities in Pakistan...all have been forcefully converted or told that they are not Muslims...ask Ahmedis for further details.
Raj
January 30, 2013 7:30 pm
YES we need standing comedian in USA urgently please send him here he will get a very big audiance bigger then SRK ever get in USA.
Raj
January 30, 2013 7:33 pm
Not only minority look how he is treating majority in Pakistan who ar poor also.
don
January 30, 2013 7:58 pm
we do take care of minorities and thats why there are more muslims in india then in Pak.Indian muslims are with india and will always standby as their forefatheers The sikhs were motivated to have their own homeland khalistan provoked by Pakistan There are more christian schools in india than anywhere in the world.
(Dr.) B.N. Anand
January 31, 2013 12:38 pm
That is very true plain speaking. Well done, Shaukat Saheb. I hope SRK is listening. BNA
pakistani
January 30, 2013 9:07 pm
They are not leaders, they are ruler, and ruling lite. there is a big difference in ruler and leader.
Raman
January 30, 2013 9:27 pm
Every nation has issues. No one is perfect. No religion advocates hatred but it is our prejudices that twist and turn our opinions. As Indian working in US I came across many Pakistani folks and guess what they have same attitudes and beliefs as I do. The clearly one sees the facets of coin the more these illusions about other religions and ideologies fade away. If the world is perfect then you would not get the meaningless reactions from Indian politicians or Pakistani's. But you know what, it is good get these issues out. Makes a good discussion for rest of the common folks. By the way it is my personal opinion that Hindus and Muslims in India do have love-hate relationship which I some times compare with partners in a marriage. I bet most Muslims in India would stay back even if given a comparative chance in Pakistan like I said love and hate goes in hand. I bet they are safe.
Yash
January 30, 2013 9:37 pm
I fully agree with SRK.Pak interior minister should have been a little more carefull in making statements.
Mohit Anand
January 31, 2013 12:16 pm
and if you see times of india website there are lot of pakistanis there...............we are naturally curious about each other........
Mohit
January 30, 2013 9:42 pm
My friend Salauddin, learn to distinguish fact from opinion. it will go long way in expanding your understanding.
Yash
January 30, 2013 9:44 pm
What you have said is quite correct.You and I do not need to apologise on behalf of our politicians.Malik is known for speaking without thinking.
Lalit
January 30, 2013 10:12 pm
Ask anyone minority in India who is well-off if he find unsafe living in India ! you'll fail to get a yes every time !
Lalit
January 30, 2013 10:27 pm
Please do not consider our India same as your "Islamic" Republic of Pakistan where minorities are not treated well and they don't have rights to be at top official positions
Irtaza
January 30, 2013 10:41 pm
This is a Pakistani newspaper and judging by the comments and likes/dislikes there are more indians here as compared to Pakistanis..Interesting lol
Thakur
January 30, 2013 11:17 pm
what about u all in your own home country?? I think you are even worse than chickens. risk being hunted by your own religion brothers. ;-). Fix urself and your home first and then point finger at us.
Masud
January 31, 2013 7:28 pm
Indian muslims say they are 25%
kaushik
January 31, 2013 12:39 am
Hindus in pakistan are in a more sorry state...They are so much oppressed that they have to sign a bond before going to India...
Masud
January 31, 2013 7:30 pm
Then go read Hindu
Ram
January 31, 2013 7:31 pm
where are Indian muslims, their silence may be a suggest something, it is unfortunate but it is true that many Indian muslims still have soft corner for India
Zimbo_Indian
January 31, 2013 1:28 pm
I would be happier if these rich and famous guys do something for the upliftment of their fellow human beings rather than enquiring about their religion. Their identity as human beings will never change. But religious identity is always subject to change.
Ali
January 31, 2013 1:24 am
Jamjua-please do not pretend you are a Pakistani. I am not ashamed of anything Rehman said. Indian say such things all the time and it is time such statements are taken out of contest. Look at our ladies cricket team confined to stadium but call it democracy. Please prosecute those who threaten your internal peace and also provide security to Khan.
Ali
January 31, 2013 1:30 am
@Pramod: I seriously doubt your statement. I am a muslim and guide my hindu friends how to mingle and be accepted with out giving up their identity. Seikhs keeps their identity mostly but remain succesful.
Ali
January 31, 2013 1:31 am
@Gujash: He will not be happy living in a stadium.
imran
January 31, 2013 1:57 am
My name is Malik, and I AM a comedian!!!!!
kamran khan
January 31, 2013 9:11 am
my indian muslims friends have told me that their friends wud tease them when pakistan cricket team would win from india that u will be very happy today, and i have sen and worked and studied with many indian muslims and pakistani muslims too i think indian muslims are a bit not confident as Pakistani muslims are, they R under a bit of fear of explainging their patriotism all the time, Hindus think that they give more priority to their religious identity rather than their country identity indian, and also if indian muslims and hindus are living so happily with each other n lvoe so much then why in foregin counries indian muslims become friends and live with paki muslims and indian hindus are lviving a bit separate i mean no so close ??
Syed J. Ahmed
January 31, 2013 2:17 am
Rahman Malik strikes again.
Vikramaditya
January 31, 2013 1:03 pm
Fan following is not based on religion.
Kafir
January 31, 2013 1:03 pm
How many of your Pakistani stars have fans in your own country. Forget about throwing support after Indian super stars and support your local stars who run to India to make money.
Rajesh
January 31, 2013 2:58 am
In India we have several superstars like Shahrukh, Aamir, Salman, Saif who are Muslim. In India we have cricketers in our national team who are Muslim, including a former team captain Mohammed Azharuddin. We had 3 Presidents so far who were Muslim. Is this possible for Hindus in Pakistan?
Shipan
January 31, 2013 8:57 am
I forgot earlier, even Foreign Minister!
Sims
January 31, 2013 7:00 am
Do people actually care what Rehman Malik says?
Tariq
January 31, 2013 8:44 am
What else can an Indian Muslim say, apart from appealing for calm from the majority Hindu community. Keep Khan and carry on minting money Khanji.
shiv
January 31, 2013 8:47 am
This shows, all including the writer of this article here are so much biased in thinking and even in hiding fact without putting thing in context. Atleast I never would need one more conclusive evidence to judge the maturity of an average journalist of Pakistan.
Aditya
January 31, 2013 6:48 am
yea, we are dealing with it by making SRK, Aamir, Salman and Saif the richest actors. we are dealing with it by having AR Rehman (an iyer brahmin who later converted to islam) on the Oscars. we are dealing with it by having Azim Premji as one of our IT icons..and we are also dealing with it by having 4 muslims in our current Indian cricket team.
APC
January 31, 2013 4:25 am
Shows the quality of an Interior (or inferior) minister of Pakistan. As far as your comment on the so called minority, why they still in India and want to be in India. Do your country offer them asylum, like one given to scores of Bangladeshis. And look back at you own back yard before putting proud comments.
APC
January 31, 2013 4:27 am
So in your country Muslims are finding the freedom. Great! Pathetic.
Mohammad Ali Gaad
January 31, 2013 4:50 am
Totally taken aback, India abhors us too much.But on other i am quite happy about SRK for his support to Pakistan and Muslims.
Akbaraleem
January 30, 2013 9:18 am
Where are you Mr. Malik...please speak again ...hahahahaha
Raj
January 30, 2013 1:41 pm
I know a bigger truth. Muslims in India are safer than any of it's neighbouring countries. It's a fact, deal with it.
ammariftikhar
January 30, 2013 1:43 pm
Now world knows that SRK is truly feeling unsafe, troubled or disturbed in India cause this clarification is clearly forced by extremist mentality of Hindus.
Archana Kulkarni
January 30, 2013 1:45 pm
This is very funny. Pakistanis are completely unaware of what these controversies really are. Shiv Sena's opposition to My name is khan was an obvious publicity stunt. There are many other such examples. When it comes to controversies in india, nothing is as it seems. By the way, nobody of any important has asked SRK to leave india. Rest is all bogus stuff.
Jagdish
January 30, 2013 1:52 pm
Muslims are 16 % of population now, more than in 14% in 1947 after partition in India, they have with equal rights and this is by no stretch of imagination a downtrodden community, Compare plights of Hindus - down to 1% today from +16 after partition. The forced kidnappings and conversions...Please deal with your demons back home.
Ravindra sanap
January 30, 2013 1:53 pm
For your kind information,Our PM is sikh,head of ruling party is christian,vice president and foreign ministers are muslims.In your country,minority ministers are killed brutally.Take care of your own people...
Manju
January 30, 2013 2:05 pm
And Muslims in Pakistan are an 'Uptrodden' society!! So much uptrodden that they are unsafe from other muslims themselves...
Manju
January 30, 2013 2:08 pm
Dude that India takes care of all its citizens is the reason why we had APJ Abdul Kalam (an indian muslim who gave us our Nukes and missiles) as our president and SRK (an indian muslim who is now one of the world's most popular stars) as our most paid & loved actor....
Khursheed Ahmed Siddique
January 30, 2013 2:18 pm
Shah Rukh Khan wrote what he experienced in life and spoke what circumstances warranted.
sam
January 30, 2013 2:42 pm
correct in your dreams... now dont tell 2002 or 1993.. talk about 2012,2011,2010.... etc..
venkat
January 30, 2013 2:44 pm
Yes Arman only God can protect and he feels safe amoung us who can protect him !!
sam
January 30, 2013 2:45 pm
conspircay theory?... can you please elaborate and relate to pakistani muslims...
sam
January 30, 2013 2:50 pm
learn from us... dont confine yourself to 4 digit AD numbers...
Mj
January 30, 2013 8:25 am
Lol...Rehman malik is so funny :)
Jagdish
January 30, 2013 2:34 pm
You are factually incorrect.. Muslim population in India is around 16 %.. SRK is married to a hindu by choice, he has non muslim names for his children by choice, he stays in India by choice and makes his millions by choice...what pressure are you talking about? Stop spreading juvenile conspiracy theories and concepts of muslims having more strength, beauty and ability.. Please respect all religions as great and leading to the same path and their followers as equal human beings.
Muhammad Ashraf
January 30, 2013 11:24 am
Please differentiate between a MASKHARA and a leader
Avishek Roy
January 30, 2013 8:36 am
Jiyoh....what a reply... :)
Avishek Roy
January 30, 2013 8:38 am
Absolutely...Mr. Malik has a tendency of doing this.. :)
pmrao
January 30, 2013 1:26 pm
dont worry we indians have a matching home minister.we should exchange our jokes about them
Sanjeev
January 31, 2013 5:23 am
Malik has got a brain or what? I used to think our fm was a fool, but look Rehman Malik has put him behind, Congrats Mr. Malik you win!
mehboobmalik
January 31, 2013 5:38 am
SRK is a great actor and a nice person too. Mr. R. Malik is the most notorious person in Pakistan and he has no credibility in Pakistan, so do not care what he says.
Kabir
January 31, 2013 5:40 am
Every problem that Pakistan faces today gets reflected in your mindset. Open your eyes and your mind; you will be surprised to see a different world.
tanya
January 31, 2013 5:46 am
PTCL broadband package family is growing much faster. I always prefer Evo nitro for my office work.
raja hindustani
January 31, 2013 1:56 pm
SRK always stuck in controversy........WHY???
Tania
January 31, 2013 6:04 am
hahaha funny
Shubs
January 31, 2013 6:10 am
Yes, didn't you see him sitting trembling in front of the Indian flag and reading out the written message, and the masked AK-47 wielding Indian Hindu agents standing beside him? One understands this is what you're used to. But please, there is a "normal" world outside Pakistan.
Akhtar Malik
January 31, 2013 6:12 am
Why you people put SRK in an embarrassing position? He is an Indian citizen and he has to live there. He is a Muslim by default and many segments in Hindu society of India have a skeptic view about their Muslim countrymen. So please let SRK live in India peacefully. he has to listen and bear many nonsenses but then this is what life is....!!!
aviratam
January 31, 2013 8:12 am
Didn't Mr. Malik know, SRK would have to answer him. Why the self goal?
Roshan
January 31, 2013 6:26 am
Muslims themselves are not safe in pakistan, they kill each other in Pakistan. India is the only country where all the denominations of muslims can live safely together. Wake up time for Pakistan.
Rohit
January 31, 2013 6:29 am
Hi Arman, Just to correct you, muslim population in India is 13.4%, and if accumulated totally about 70%-80% of your nation. And how they live in fear here, please let us worry about it. They are our brothers, we will take care of them. You better look after your economy and citizens. And whatever I'm saying it's completely without any disrespect.
Roshan
January 31, 2013 6:29 am
India does not have a quetta, where every month 100 people are killed.
Vivek Raj
January 31, 2013 6:30 am
In the physiological manner, it is considered as inferiority complex. It is not just limited to muslims but in many people. Unfortunately it is more of a concern in Muslims. I can assure you if a person with inferiority complex enters a room of same ethnicity, that person will try to be aloof and tries to have his own identify. It is as simple as this.
B
January 30, 2013 7:14 am
When will our leaders stop embarassing us!
asgher
January 30, 2013 7:15 am
Lolsss every once in a while the truth comes out... Rahman Malik is so funny LOOLLLLSSSSS with single statement he ignited whole India.
citizen
January 30, 2013 7:18 am
our interior minister should keep his pearls of wisdom to him self because whenever this guy opens his mouth it is at the wrong time wrong place and for the wrong reasons.
Jim Sharma
January 30, 2013 2:30 pm
"Yeah" What a nice way to put it.
Pramod
January 30, 2013 11:54 am
@Asad You are somewhat true about Indian Muslim or Muslim in general. They try to keep them selves separate whether in India or somewhere else. That's why they don't get mingled with majority people. this is not the case with christians in India or Hindu's in Westen countries. They get mingled much better than Muslims. In case off SRK you are wrong.These things are for common Indian.What happned with SRK has happened with Amitabh Bacchan as well. What else you need if you are super star in Hindu majority country and married to a hindu girl. Is it possible in Pakistan for Hindu married to Muslim becomes a superstar. I think he ll really unsafe there.
dk
January 30, 2013 2:28 pm
our pakistani and indian friends must understand a carefully crafted approach of srk...when he finds himself dethroned from 'self acclaimed' position, he resorts to what he is best at.. a publicity stunt. otherwise has anyone wondered srk is not the only muslim celebrity ..we had since independence..dilip kumar, mohd rafi, amjad khan, salman,saif, pataudi, aamir ...the list is endless..how come none of them found target of his or her religious identity. ironically lot of pakistani artists have worked and working in india where they found more freedom and security ... grow up mr srk
SRK Fan
January 30, 2013 7:36 am
Why now Mr. Malik ? It's purely non of your business . For Mr . Malik I would like to dedicate epic lines from DDLG " Aise bade bade desho me aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai ".
Jagdish
January 30, 2013 2:35 pm
how much more care you want us to take of our minorities?? We did not cannibalize our minorities... the % of muslims, christians,sikhs have grown in India as against Hindus, Sikhs and Christians in Pakistan
babu
January 30, 2013 1:21 pm
asad shah ---,as an indian i agree with you, most indian muslims are happy and progressive , but yes uneasiness does exist between the majority and the minority---,Another generation more , hindus will not hold the muslims responsible for the partition and the muslim will get over their pompous past knowing that it is secular education which can lead to progress for themselves without compromise their religious values.
ABN
January 30, 2013 10:57 am
It was comical how Rehman Malik followed Hafiz Saeed in this remark and officialy he tries to distance himself from LeT
Salauddin
January 30, 2013 10:53 am
Loved it - would have to agree with asgher below. Once in a while the truth does come out. Malik's ridiculous statement has just exposed this truth and probably served its purpose judging by the Indian fury and coverage for such a pathetic comment. Muslims in India are a downtrodden minority - fact. Deal with it.
Janjuah
January 30, 2013 12:08 pm
We really neither have that big market for Sharukh in Pakistan nor he belongs to Pakistan. I have worked with many indian Muslims and Hindues for a long period and may conclude that Indian muslims are Indians but with very special identity- they can neither live among Pakistanies nor hindues. As far as Rehman Malik is concerned ..we really feel ashamed of his such statements... so we opologise for such irresponsible behaviour. We consider SRK a bollywood actor and nothing else.. He is indian and should remain Indian ...we dont want to own hin at allllllllllllllllllllllllll....
Khan Wali
January 30, 2013 10:37 am
You (hindus) also take care of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and other minorities of India!
Arvind
January 30, 2013 10:24 am
India and Pakistan have other bigger issues to discuss, don't know when will our politician understand this
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