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Sena protests outside SRK's residence; asks him to go to Pak

Intensifying its protest against Shah Rukh Khan for speaking in favour of Pakistani cricket players, Shiv Sena activists today held a demonstration at the actor's residence Mannat in suburban Bandra.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2010 08:47 PM IST

Intensifying its protest against Shah Rukh Khan for speaking in favour of Pakistani cricket players, Shiv Sena activists today held a demonstration at the actor's residence Mannat in suburban Bandra.

"Shah Rukh should go to Pakistan if he wants to speak in favour of Pakistani players," Shiv Sena leader and MLC Anil Parab, who led the protest, said.

Sainiks displayed a travel ticket from Mumbai to Pakistan and demanded ban on the actor's upcoming movie My Name is Khan.

Supporting the protest of Sena activists, senior party leader Manohar Joshi said, "this is the issue of patriotism and Shah Rukh should not interfere in politics."

"Shah Rukh has been staying in Mumbai for years but he never spoken anything for Marathi," Joshi said.

Last week, Sena had slammed Shah Rukh for lamenting exclusion of Pakistani players from IPL and dared him to take the players in his team.

"If Shah Rukh wants Pakistani players to play here, he should go to Karachi and Islamabad to play with them," Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut had told reporters.

Lamenting the snub that the Pakistani players received in the IPL auction, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh had recently said they should have been welcomed.

"We would have loved to have Pakistani players if they were made available legally," Shah Rukh had said.

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