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I fear for my children in today’s India: Naseeruddin Shah

11:44 AM | 21 Dec, 2018
I fear for my children in today’s India: Naseeruddin Shah
MUMBAI -  Legendary Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah said that he is worried for children in today’s India. According to a report in India Today, he imagines a situation where his children may be surrounded by an angry mob and asked: “Are you Hindu or Muslim?”

“My children will have no answer,” Shah says, “Because we chose not to give religious education to our children.” Naseeruddin Shah also says that there is a “poison” that has spread in the Indian society. “It will be very difficult to capture this djinn [genie] back into the bottle.”

“There is complete impunity for those who take the law into their own hands,” Naseeruddin says. “We have already witnessed that the death of a cow has more significance than that of a police officer.”

Naseeruddin was referring to the recent Bulandshahr violence in which a police officer was killed by a mob. The violence was sparked by the discovery of cow carcasses.

https://twitter.com/kashmiri_kurii/status/1075783660664610816?s=09&fbclid=IwAR0PJeliNTjkyd3snCoZeiBDvh32eRinPJxrfTBEZ8kiXKMgi4_tFFFVbW8

The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested three people in connection with the alleged cow slaughter. The policeman’s killers remain free. Naseeruddin Shah’s comments were put online by Karwan-e-Mohabbat India, a traveling activist collective that is focused on stories of hate crimes and lynching.

In the short YouTube video put up by Karwan-e-Mohabbat India, Shah adds, "I was given a religious education…But Ratna [Naseeruddin’s wife] did not get any religious education…[And] we chose not to give religious education to our children,” he added.

Naseeruddin adds that he believes “good and evil have nothing to do with religion” and so his children were not brought up in a religious environment. “So I fear for my children…Because if a mob gathers around them and asks them are you a Hindu or Muslim, they will not have an answer…Because they have no religion".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfSVLSR8O4

 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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