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JuD lends support to Shahrukh

LAHORE, Jan 26: Jamatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday offered his support to bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and invited him to come to Pakistan to avoid the wrath of extremist Hindus targeting him in India.

“We will welcome Shahrukh if he decides to come to Pakistan. We will support and save him from those victimising him on the basis of his religion,” Saeed said while presiding over a meeting held here to review arrangements for holding rallies under the JuD banner to mark the Yaumi-Kashmir (Kashmir Day) scheduled to be observed on Feb 5.

The offer was floated by Hafiz Saeed after Mr Khan wrote an article titled “Being a Khan” in a magazine.

“Many politicians asked me to leave India and go back to my native country Pakistan after 9/11. I sometimes become victim of the inadvertent object of the Indian political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India,” SRK writes.

The JuD chief criticised India for claiming itself as having the world’s largest democracy.

“Shahrukh’s statement exposes the Indian leaders’ narrow-mindedness they have about the Muslims living there. The country where Shahrukh like actors are not safe from the Hindus’ wrath and prejudice, how other Muslims could be safe there,” he deplored.

He said the Muslims in India were being forced to migrate to other countries.

He said since he was very clear on his stance, he would support Shahrukh on his stay in Pakistan if he was facing trouble in India.