They don’t deserve respect: RSS leader Indresh Kumar calls Naseeruddin, Amir, Sidhu ‘traitors’

New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar on Monday called actors Naseeruddin Shah and Aamir Khan, and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu traitors, a per media reports.

He likened to Rajpur king Jaichand and Najafi Nawab of Bengal Mir Jafar while referring to the trio as ‘traitors.’

Speaking to media after anevent on Monday, Kumar opined that India doesn’t need Muslim youth like Ajmal Kasab (lone terrorist caught alive after 26/11 attack),but rather like former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

“India doesn’t need Muslim Youth like Kasab, Yakub, and Ishrat Jahan but rather those who walk on the path shown by Kalam. Those who walk on the path of Kasab will be considered only as traitors,” said Indresh Kumar.

“They may be good actors (Navjot Singh Sidhu, Naseeruddin Shah, and Aamir Khan) but they don’t deserve respect as they are traitors. They are like Mir Jafar and Jaichand,” he added.

Kumar also said that Congress, Left parties, communal religious forces, and few judges are responsible for the delay in Ayodhya case hearing.

“The first reason for the delay in construction of Ram Temple is Congress, second is the left parties, third is the communal religious forces, and the fourth are few judges who are delaying justice.I appeal to the saints and sadhus to sit at dharna outside the Congress office, office of left parties and outside the house of Judges who are delaying the matter,” he added.

This is not the first time that Naseeruddin Shah is facing the Sangh parivaar’s wrath. Both the RSS and the BJP leaders had called him a “traitor” after he had claimed that India has turned into a land where a cow is given more importance than a policeman, after the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Bulandshahr mob violence.

The Uttar Pradesh BJP chief, Mahendranath Pandey had said “In one of his movies, he played the role of a Pakistani agent. I think he is growing into that character now.” Mr Pandey was referring to Sarfarosh, a 1999 Bollywood movie that had Naseeruddin Shah playing the role of a Pakistani spy. His performance had won him widespread critical acclaim.

Kumar also alleged that the Congress and Left parties, communal forces, and a few judges were responsible for the delay in the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute. “I appeal to the saints and sadhus to sit on dharna outside the Congress office, offices of the Left parties and outside the house of judges who are delaying the matter,” he said.

The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to return all excess acquired land at the site to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.