Days after Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah in his article had said that Muslims’ patriotism was being suspected upon and they were being forced to explain themselves since years, the Congress party urged Shah to not dramatise the issues of Muslims and said that all the evils plaguing the society must be tackled unitedly.
“There are problems in difficult times, but let us not tend to dramatise it. Things have not reached that level yet. There is suspicion, there is doubt, but let us ask the government what they think about it. Because drama, cinema, theatre are issues that can further ignite fire which may create further problems,” Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said.
“My request to all actors, thinkers is that not add oil to fire. Let us fight it together. The country is one. We have great respect for Muslim brothers and sisters, let’s go together hand in hand and fight for the interests of this country,” he added.
Shah in his article for a National Daily had written that the present situation was such that Muslims are suspected of being ‘unpatriotic’, because of the sins committed by a ‘few’. There are many Muslims who consider Pakistan as their safe ‘haven’. However, those people are less in comparison with the Muslims, who take intense pride at being Indian, he wrote.
Muslims, who connect deeply with the country, are ‘hurt and anguished’ for their patriotism being questioned, Shah had said.