Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) general secretary Pravin Togadia on Monday called Shahrukh Khan an “advocate of jihadis”.
He also urged “right-minded” Indians not to watch the film star’s latest movie ‘My Name is Khan’.
Lashing out at Khan for speaking in favour of Pakistani cricketers ignored during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Togadia said: “They (IPL franchises) have done a good job by not taking the Pakistani players. How can we play cricket with people who bomb us? Shahrukh has demonstrated that he is an advocate of jihadis.”
The VHP general secretary also came down heavily on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his government’s failure in checking infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals.
“Gogoi is an advocate of the Bangladeshi infiltrators, not Assam and its people,” Togadia said voicing serious concern over the rise in the “population of Bangladeshi Muslims” in Assam. In this regard, he demanded updating of National Registrar for Citizens (NRC) with 1951 as the cut off year.
Along with the Centre, the Assam government had in consultation with the All Assam Students’ Union decided to work with 1966 as the base year for the NRC.
Togadia warned that if the NRC was updated in the manner in which Gogoi desired, a Bangladeshi infiltrator would become Assam’s chief minister soon.
“NRC is important for our national security. Gogoi or the Centre has no right to legalize Bangladeshi infiltrators,” the VHP general secretary said. He added the VHP would be compelled to launch a nationwide stir if the NRC was updated with 1966 as the base year.
Pointing out that the Muslims were in majority in seven of the 28 districts in Assam, Togadia said, “Assam will soon become another Jammu and Kashmir.” He blamed Congress’ vote-bank politics for the situation.
The VHP general secretary appealed to the various communities in Assam not to employ Bangladeshi Muslims. “If they do not get employment, they will have no option but to go back to Bangladesh,” he said.