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Yogi Adityanath backs Salman, says India's fight is against terrorism, not art

Updated: Oct 02, 2016 13:44 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 2 (ANI): Extending his support to Bollywood actor Salman Khan for his stand on Pakistani artistes working in the country, Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath has asserted that India's fight is against terrorism and not against any particular form of art.

"Our fight is against terrorism. It's not against any art or cultural programme," Adityanath told the media here.

Salman Khan faced public ire after he slammed the decision taken by the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association by saying that Pakistani actors were artists and not terrorists.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray yesterday turned the heat on Salman Khan and threatened to ban his movies if he continued supporting artistes from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande told ANI yesterday that Salman Khan needs to be taught a lesson for his statement.

"If he has so much love for Pakistani artists, he should migrate there," she added. (ANI)