Shah Rukh Khan security: India reacts angrily, tells Pak's Rehman Malik to save its own Muslims

Rehman Malik

"The statement of Pakistan Interior Minister offering advice to India is uncalled for and unacceptable. A statement coming from the Interior Minister of a failed state which had the distinction of harbouring world's most notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden in its backyard is laughable," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters here.

"It is high time that Shah Rukh Khan gives a befitting reply to terrorists like Hafiz Saeed who are not only a threat to India but the entire world," Rudy said.

He alleged that such comments from across the border have started after Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's statement about Hindu terror. "Regrettably all this started after the recent statement of Shinde against the majority secular Hindus of our country. The remarks gave space to terror elements to make statements about India," Rudy said.

India capable of protecting its citizens: Sena

Mumbai: Sharply reacting to Rehman Malik's statement that the Indian government should provide security to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the Shiv Sena today said that India was "capable" of protecting its citizens and is not "answerable" to Pakistan.

"They (Pakistan) should not meddle in our internal affairs. The Government in India is capable of protecting its citizens. Our government is not answerable to Pakistan. Pakistan should instead protect the Hindu minority in their country," Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said.

Raut said the government in the neighbouring country should protect temples, which are being demolished by militant groups there.

"Also, there is a serious law and order problem in Pakistan. There is anarchy over there. Pakistan is running terrorist organisations," he alleged.

Raut said that were expecting a response in the same tone from the Home Minister (Sushilkumar Shinde) too.

"But going by the statements which he makes, it seems that he is the Home Minister of that (Pak) country," he said.

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