Terrorists have no religion; politicians, act responsibly: Aamir Khan

November 28th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Aamir KhanNew Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan Friday wrote on his blog that politicians may try to use the Mumbai terror attack to their own advantage and stressed that terrorists have no religion.“I dread to think of how various political parties are now going to try and use this tragedy to further their political careers. At least now they should learn to not divide people and instead become responsible leaders,” wrote Aamir on his blog www.aamirkhan.com/blog.

“When will these politicians realise and admit that terrorists have no religion. Terrorists are not Hindu or Muslim or Christian. They are not people of religion or god. They are people who have gone totally sick in their head and have to be dealt with in that manner,” he added.

Aamir went on to write about how the tragedy that struck the financial capital Wednesday night and spilled over into Friday has exposed how “ill-equipped we are as a society as far as proper leaders go”.

“We desperately need young, dynamic, honest, intelligent and upright leaders, who actually care for the country,” he opined.

Militants struck in at least 10 places in Mumbai, killing at least 125 people and injuring 327 people besides holding scores of people hostage inside two luxury hotels since Wednesday night.

The actor has been actively keeping a tab on the proceedings of the rescue operations in the city through television. He shared that it was shocking and heart breaking for him to see various locations there turned into a war zone.

“At this moment I pray that the brave officers of the Mumbai Police, the Indian Army, Navy, the NSG and the various other security forces dealing with the situation are able to end this crisis as soon as possible,” Aamir wrote.

Aamir extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed and of those who had been held hostage since Wednesday night.

He made a special mention of the “brave officers of the Mumbai Police” who lost their lives leading from the front to take on the terrorists. He also wrote about Anti Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, who was one among the three top officials who laid down their lives while fighting terror.

The actor-turned-filmmaker has urged countrymen to have faith and signed off with “Jai Hind”.

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