BJP admires Feroze Khan for his remarks in Pakistan
New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party today came in support of Bollywood actor Feroze Khan, who created a flutter through his reported statement criticising Pakistan over the condition of Muslims in the Islamic country.
Hailing Khan as a true "nationalist" and a "humanist artiste," BJP Vice-President Mukthar Abbas Naqvi said in a statement here that the actor was bold enough to be vocal about the "human rights violations" and "biased treatment" of Muslims who migrated there from India after the partition in 1947.
Khan's reported statements were made in Lahore during the premiere of Akbar Khan's "Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story" on April 28. He was part of a 38-member delegation from India to Pakistan on the occasion of the official screening of an Indian film there after a gap of 41 years.
The statement was reported by a Pakistani daily which said Khan criticised the condition of Muslims in Pakistan and praised India's secular traditions.
While revealing that he had written to Khan in appreciation of his reported comments, Mr Naqvi regretted that the other members of the Indian delegation had "apologised" to their Pakistani hosts for his remarks.
"Khan has made Indians feel proud by presenting a clear picture of India," he said, while pointing out that "...there are some people who take pride in praising even the wrong side of Pakistan when they are in that country," he said.
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