Right wing protestors force Naseeruddin Shah to give Ajmer Literature Festival a miss

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Jaipur, Dec 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah on Friday gave the Ajmer Literature Festival a miss due to strong protests by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and other right wing associations for his controversial statements.

In a TV interview, Shah had said that he fears for his children in this country. He has reportedly said, “In some areas killing of a cow receives more importance than lynching of a police officer…”

Meanwhile, the Bollywood actor told the media that he loves the country he resides in. “What mistake did I make by expressing my thoughts,” he asked.

Police officials in Ajmer confirmed that right wing demonstrators did protest against Shah. However, no FIR has been lodged.

— IANS

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