Chief of Jammatud Dawa, Hafiz Saeed has said that renowned Indian filmstar Shahrukh Khan can take refuge in Pakistan it he does not feel safe in India, news reports say.
Speaking to a private TV channel, Saeed said that Shahrukh Khan will get respect in Pakistan. “I welcome him; I will help him with his stay here,” the JuD chief said.
Hafiz’s invitation comes in response to Shahrukh’s recent statements about life as a Muslim in India. The Indian superstar – in a first person account – talked about how he became an “inadvertent object of political leaders.”
In the Outlook Turning Points magazine, Shahrukh said “I sometimes become 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.”
“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country — this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland,” he wrote.