While there seems to be some spite of relief for those living in the state of Jammu and Kashmir after the government finally announced two new Union Territory, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. However, actor Saqib Saleem was targeted when he had expressed concern about the worsening situation of the state and was asked by many on social media to go to Pakistan.
But now, Saqib Saleem has opened up about what he felt and what he went through during those days when he could not talk to his family back in J&K for as long as 65 days. Speaking to Zoom in his recent interview, Saqib has opened up on being called anti-national saying, “I have family in Kashmir, and you’re telling me everything is okay in Kashmir no problem has happened. I have not spoken to them for 65 days. You stay in Bombay, you have all the luxuries in the world. If I tell you one day your phone is not going to work. What would happen to you? The world would come to a standstill. Just show some sort of heart, guys.”
The Hawaa Hawaai actor further said, “All I’m trying to say there are people there, there are families who have not spoken to their loved ones for the last 60 days. Finally, now BSNL started their lines again that is when I spoke to my brother. I only want to talk to my family and you’re telling me to go back to Pakistan because I want to go back to my family.”
In August, Saqib’s sister and actress Huma Qureshi had tweeted in her brothers support saying, “Every1 with opinions on #Kashmir. I humbly say this-you have no idea of the life, bloodshed & loss of Kashmiris(Pandits&Muslims) Pls refrain from irresponsible commentary. There are people – women, children,old&sick people. Put urself in their shoes at this very moment & be sensitive.”
Every1 with opinions on #Kashmir.I humbly say this-you have no idea of the life,bloodshed & loss of Kashmiris(Pandits&Muslims)
Pls refrain from irresponsible commentary.There are people – women,children,old&sick people.Put urself in their shoes at this very moment & be sensitive
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) August 7, 2019
Reacting to those hell-bent on sending him back to Pakistan back in the day, Saqib tweeted, “I am a proud Indian who loves his country. But if I feel like somethings amiss I will ask questions. If you got a problem with that then I am afraid it’s your problem to take care of. Some of you are hell-bent on sending me to Pakistan. Pls don’t worry abt me I am fine where I am.”
I am a proud Indian who loves his country . But if I feel like somethings amiss I will ask questions.If you got a problem with that then I am afraid its your problem to take care of .Some of you are hell bent on sending me to Pakistan .Pls don't worry abt me I am fine where i am.
— Saqib Saleem (@Saqibsaleem) August 7, 2019