NEW DELHI – Noted Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has said that those who are demanding Muslim genocide want to start a civil war in India.
In an interview with an Indian publication, the Ishqiya actor revealed the consequences of the hate speech conclave which was organized by the Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand in Haridwar city of India’s Uttarakhand state.
Indian Muslims are going to fight back, he said if they [Hindutva leaders] attempt for Muslim genocide and ethnic cleansing we will fight back. "We are defending our homes, our family, our children", he said.
Lamenting at rising Hindu radicalism, he said “I wonder if they know what they are talking about? 200 million are going to fight back. We belong here. We were born here and we will live here.” He added that a toxic narrative against minorities could lead to a civil war.
Sharing his experience as a Muslim citizen under the Modi-led Hindu nationalist government, he said, “Muslims are being marginalised and made redundant. They are in the process of being reduced to second-class citizens as it’s happening in every field.”
He opined that an intensive attempt is being made to make Muslims insecure and fearful however he mentioned that Indian Muslims will not be scared. “I don’t feel insecure because this is my home but I’m concerned about what will become of my children”, he added.
Last week, a call for Muslim genocide in a Hindu religious meeting in India triggered international outrage with human rights activists, and politicians demanding action against the call of ethnic cleansing.
Activists also voiced concerns over the silence of the Modi government, saying this tantamount to an endorsement of Hindu extremists’ calls against Muslims.
Pakistan also summoned the Indian Charge d’ Affaires at the ministry of foreign affairs to voice serious concerns over the widely reported open call by Hindutva proponents for carrying out genocide of Indian Muslims.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|