• Friday, October 07, 2022

INDIA

Naseeruddin Shah wonders why he’s being called a traitor

Indian Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s comments on mob violence have sparked yet another controversy. A section of people have labelled him a traitor for pointing out about rising communal sentiments in India. Responding to criticism, Shah said he spoke as a “worried Indian” and that has the right to express concerns about the country he loves. Shah landed in trouble after saying that the death of a cow was being given importance over killing of a policeman. He was referring to deaths of  Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a student, Sumit Kumar, who were killed in mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s…

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