Mumbai: As a mark of protest, popular comedian Raju Srivastav has cancelled his show in Pakistan because he does not have the heart “to entertain those who murdered our soldiers”. In a video that is now viral on Twitter, Raju has expressed his grief over the recent Uri attacks and how Pakistan has failed India.
In the video, Srivastav was seen saying he has turned down an invitation to do a comedy show in Pakistan because of what has happened in Uri. He justifies this move by saying that comedy will not come from inside.
Raju said: “The situation that we are facing right now… I don’t think I can go to Pakistan to entertain those who murdered our soldiers. I can’t do comedy from inside. I don’t want to go to Pakistan. Our India is very good.
The notorious Uri attack on September 18, which has got the entire nation mourning, saw 18 Indian soldiers losing their lives. Srivastav, who has seen the pain and suffering of the families of these martyrs, feels Pakistan has always betrayed this nation.
He added,” The soldiers who have died — I have seen their families suffering. Pakistan always betrays us while we always send the message of friendship, but they are not getting anything from our friendship.”
The otherwise jolly comedian was very emotional about India and how everyone in this country is treated equally. “Here, we have respect, love and humanity for each and everyone. We are happy here. I will not go to Pakistan to do the show”, said the grief stricken comedian.
It is not just Srivastav who has vehemently criticised the terror attack; the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani film and TV artistes to go back to Pakistan or face consequences.
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