Slamming Pakistani artistes, BJP MLA Sangeet Som today said they should be "beaten with shoes" and sent back to their country. The statement from the BJP legislator comes at a time when Pakistani artistes in India are facing threats from parties like MNS following the Uri terror attack.
According to a PTI report, Som said, "There are quite a few artistes who are earning crores from here, no one cares about them in Pakistan. They come to Bollywood and earn in crores then they do 'Gaddari' (betrayal) with India."
"They should have given Pakistan a message that we eat and earn here (India) so such incidents (of terrorism) should not happen here," said Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013.
In the wake of the Uri attack by Pakistan-based terrorists which killed 18 Indian soldiers, Raj Thackeray's MNS had told Pakistani actors to leave India immediately, threatening to disrupt the shooting of their movies if they do not comply.
"Such people should be beaten with shoes and forced out of this country at any cost. Even an animal who eats at some person's house shows loyalty. Pakistanis eat from India and then back stab us. Only a 'Deshbhakt' should stay in India," said Som.
"An answer should be given to them and entire Pakistan. Don't worry, the Indian army will give them a reply," he said.
-With PTI inputs