Kher’s ‘Illiteracy’ on Kashmir Welcome: Aiyar

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Srinagar: Taking a dig at Bollywood actor Anupam Kher for criticising his recent meeting with Hurriyat leaders, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday welcomed his disapproval saying that the former lives in a mansion in Bombay and had not visited Kashmir to take stock of the situation for decades.

 

“You think I didn’t expect it! This is a democratic country. He lives in a mansion in Bombay and I don’t think he has been to Kashmir for decades. If in his illiteracy he wishes to criticize me then I welcome his criticism and I will give a response to the people of Kashmir,” Aiyar said.

 

Condemning Aiyar’s meeting with Hurriyat leaders, Anupam Kher had said, “Representatives of some political parties insult us by meeting certain Hurriyat leaders.”

 

In an effort to resume dialogue with the stakeholders in Kashmir, five-member delegation led by Aiyar on Thursday called on Hurriyat leaders and discussed ways to calm down the protestors.

 

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