New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, who was on Tuesday termed as 'anti-nationalist' by some BJP leaders, has been invited to stay in Pakistan by Hafiz Saeed, chief of banned terrorist group Jamat ud-Dawah.
The 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind sent an open invitation to all Muslims including Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistan who are facing problems in India due to their religion.
“Even the renowned Indian Muslims in the field of sports, academia, arts and culture are fighting a constant battle for identity inside India. Any such Muslim, even Shahrukh who is facing difficulty and discrimination in India because of Islam are invited to stay in Pakistan – End,” he wrote.
Hafiz remarks came after SRK was dubbed as 'anti-nationalist' and 'Pakistani agent' by senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya and controversial Hindutva figure Sadhvi Prachi in their attack on him over his "extreme intolerance" comment.
"Shah Rukh lives in India, but his soul is in Pakistan. His films make crores here but he thinks India to be intolerant," Vijayvargiya said in a series of tweets amid mounting concerns over the "climate of intolerance" in the country.
"If this is not anti-nationalist, then what is it. India is making a bid to become a permanent member of the United Nations and all the anti-Indian forces including Pakistan are creating a conspiracy," he said.
Sadhvi Prachi while terming Shah Rukh as a "Pakistani agent" said he should be sent to that country.
"Shah Rukh Khan is an agent of neighbouring coutry Pakistan as he reflects their (Pakistan's) ideology. Such a man should go to Pakistan," she said while talking to reporters in a court complex in Muzaffarnagar.