Shahrukh Khan row: 'Better to die than to live with Pak aid'

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Mumbai, Jan 29: Controversy over Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik's statement on Shahrukh Khan and his security in India is getting murkier with passage of time. Now Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind, one of the leading Islamic organizations in India, entered into the scene slamming the neighbouring country.

Reacting strongly against Malik and his statement, chief of Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind, Mahmood Madani said, "It is better to die than to live a life with the support of Pakistan."

"What is Rehman Malik's problem? He is a loudmouth who flip flops on statements," added Madani whose group had opposed the creation of a separate Muslim state of Pakistan.

Earlier on Monday, Malik ignited the controversy which was raised by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed who had invited SRK to shift to Pakistan.

Commenting on the burning issue, Malik was quoted as saying, "He (Shahrukh) is born Indian and he would like to remain Indian, but I will request the government of India (to) please provide him security."

"I would like to request all Indian brothers and sisters and all those who are talking in a negative way about Shahrukh, they should know he is a movie star," added Malik.

Malik made the remarks while interacting with reporters at a reception organised by High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal to mark India's Republic Day. He was responding to questions about a first-person account penned by Shahrukh in a magazine, in which the star focused on his experiences as a Muslim in the post-9/11 world.

Sharing his experience, the star wrote, "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."

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