Bollywood actor Nasseruddin Shah has been in the news lately for his remarks. After taking a jibe on Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli, and his off field behaviour, Shah said he is scared for his children with the rise of religious violence in the nation. Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt came out in the open and has slammed Shah for his indirect remarks on Bulandshahr mob violence. Dutt took to Twitter and asked the actor whether he felt scared during the previous terrorist attacks and riots in the country.
आज इस देश में जिन लोगों को अपने बच्चों के लिए डर लग रहा है, वो डर तब कहां था #NaseeruddinShah जी जब 1984 के दंगे हुए, जब 1993 में मुंबई में बंब ब्लास्ट हुए, 26/11 का हमला हुआ?
एक आतंकवादी संगठन ने भारत और बांग्लादेश के नागरिकों का अपहरण कर लिया और बाद में बांग्लादेशियों का धर्म देखकर छोड़ दिया, बाकी के सभी 39 भारतीयों को मार दिया, तब आपको गुस्सा नहीं आया?आतंकी याकूब मेमन की फांसी की दया याचिका पर साइन करते हुए आपको डर नहीं लगा?
बुलंदशहर की घटना में जिन लोगों की मृत्यु हुई उसका हम सब को बहुत खेद है, पर इससे पहले भी ना जाने कितने दंगे हुए और मासूमों की जान गई, तब तो आपको कोई डर नहीं लगा।इससे ही समझ आता है कि आप किसकी तरफ़ हैं, कृपया आतंकी पर दया करने के बाद खुद को देशभक्त ना कहें ???????? जय हिन्द, जय भारत ????
“Those who are scared for their kids today, Naseeruddin Shah, were they not scared during the 1984 riots, or the 1993 Mumbai blasts or during the attacks of 26/11?” he wrote.
The athlete further questioned Shah for signing the mercy plea of Yakub Memon. Menon was given a death sentence in July 2015. Shah was among the several eminent persons who had signed the plea written to the President Pranab Mukherjee. In this regard, Dutt highlighted, “When a terrorist group kidnapped Indian and Bangladesh citizens, and later released Bangladeshis because of their religion, but killed all the 39 Indian citizens – were you not angry then? Were you not afraid while signing the mercy plea of the terrorist Yakub Memon?"
The 2012 Olympic Bronze medallist, Dutt, added that Shah shouldn't refer to himself as a "patriot" after sympathizing with the terrorists. “We are equally upset for all those who lost their lives in Bulandshahr, but you were not afraid during the riots in the past and terrorist attacks in the country when innocent citizens lost their lives. This shows whose side are you on. Please do not call yourself a patriot after sympathizing with terrorists,” he concluded.
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega