I hail from Afghanistan not Pakistan, says Salim Khan


Noted scriptwriter and father of Salman Khan, Salim Khan gave a strong message to the protestors, who protested outside his residence asking him to leave the country. “I hail from Afghanistan; those who protest outside my house shouldn’t tell me to go to Pakistan, they should say go to Afghanistan, said Khan.

I have good relations there; I will go there,” said the screenwriter while speaking at an education event, ‘Taleem ki taquat’, which was also attended by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. The event was organised for the Muslim community and it highlighted the power of education.

While speaking at the event, Salim narrated how his forefathers had come to India from Afghanistan for a better education and livelihood. “My great-grandfather Anwar Khan wanted his family to lead a proper life and hence he came from Afghanistan.My father Rashid Khan was the third generation to be settled in India,” said Salim. Khan also expressed his ardent desire to write more about it he was unable to do so due to ongoing trials of his son.

Recently, Salim Khan went on record saying his son’s comments about Yakub Memon were “ridiculous and meaningless”. Salman Khan made a controversial tweet about Yakub Menon, who was recently hanged for the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Before the hanging, Salman had tweeted ‘Get tiger hang him.

Following the hullabaloo, Salman deleted the posts and apologised on Twitter.