Naseeruddin said the death of a cow was being given importance over killing of a policeman in the violence.
Meerut: The Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena Friday said it will send veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah an air-ticket for Pakistan over his comments on the Bulandshahr violence.
The actor found himself at the centre of a major controversy over his remarks in reference to the killing of a policeman in Bulandshahr earlier this month. He said the death of a cow was being given importance over killing of a policeman in the violence.
“If Naseeruddin Shah feels scared in India, he can go to Pakistan. The UPNS (Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena) has booked an air-ticket for him to Pakistan for August 14,” UPNS chief Amit Jani said.
“Like him, if anybody else feels scared, the UPNS will also book air-tickets for them to Pakistan,” he said.
Wondering why his comments on mob violence were being misconstrued with some people calling him a “traitor”, actor Shah said Friday in Ajmer that he spoke as a “worried Indian” and has the right to express concerns about the country he loves.
“What I said earlier was as a worried Indian. I have said this earlier as well. What did I say this time that I am being called a traitor? It is very strange,” Mr Shah told reporters in Meerut at his alma mater, St Anselm’s Senior Secondary School.