Mumbai police promise security to Pakistani actors in India
As tensions between Pakistan and India continue to simmer, Mumbai police on Saturday said that Pakistani actors, who were given a warning to leave the country within 48 hours by Indiaâ€™s nationalist party, will beprovided security if required.
â€œAll foreign nationals, who are in Mumbai on valid documents providedby the government of India, need not worry. We will provide adequate protection as and when required,â€ Deven Bharti, joint commissioner ofpolice, Mumbai said.
Indian nationalist party gives Pakistani actors 48-hour ultimatum to leave country
TheÂ film workersâ€™ association of Indian nationalist partyÂ Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday â€˜orderedâ€™ allÂ Pakistani actorsÂ working in India to leave the country in 48 hours.
Further, Shalini Thackeray said if the artists continued to work in the city, â€œthe MNS will stop their shoots mid-way. Moreover, the party activists will see to it that films starring Pakistani artistes are not released in Mumbai and in the state as well,â€ Times of India reported.
â€œWe gave a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or the MNS will push them out,â€ The Indian Express quoted Amey Khopkar of the MNSÂ Chitrapat Sena as having remarked.
Famed singer Abhijeet calls for Pakistan actors to be kicked out of India
Khopkar also threatened to assaultÂ Pakistani artists and thoseÂ who cast them.Â â€œPakistani artists will be beaten up and so will the producers and directors,â€ (Pakistani kalakaar toh maar khaayenge hi, saath mein jo yahan producer/director hain unko bhi peetenge), he said.
This article originally appeared on The Times of India