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    Default India reacts sharply to Pak demand for Shah Rukh's security

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    India today reacted sharply to Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik's demand for security for actor Shah Rukh Khan, saying Islamabad should be concerned about the security of its own citizens rather than worrying about others.

    "We are capable of looking after our own citizens, let him worry about the security of his country's citizens," Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters.

    Singh was reacting to Malik's statement that the Indian government should provide the actor security.

    The Pakistani Minister had yesterday waded into the controversy over the Bollywood star's remarks about the problems purportedly faced by Indian Muslims, saying the Indian government should provide the actor security.

    "He (Shah Rukh) is a born Indian and he would like to remain Indian, but I will request the government of India (to) please provide him security. I would like to request all Indian brothers and sisters and all those who are talking in a negative way about Shah Rukh, they should know he is a movie star," Malik had said.

    On Sunday, LeT founder and India's most wanted terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed had also said that the actor can move to Pakistan if he didn't feel safe in India.

    In an interview, the actor had reportedly mentioned that he has sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make him a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.



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