Police complaint against Om Puri for ‘insulting’ Army jawans

As the anchor quizzed the veteran actor on his thoughts on continuous proxy war on the part of Pakistan, he retorted and said, “Ask the government to cancel their visas.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 8:58 pm

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Om Puri lent his support to Pakistani artists saying that they come to India on Visa, not illegally.

A police complaint was lodged against actor Om Puri for allegedly insulting Army jawans with his remark during a TV debate. The complaint was filed at the Andheri police station in Mumbai.

65-year-old Puri attended a debate on a national news channel during which he firmly backed the artistes from the other side of the border and said that he would continue to work with them.

WATCH VIDEO: Police Complaint Against Actor Om Puri For Allegedly Insulting Jawans

 

As the anchor quizzed the veteran actor on his thoughts on continuous proxy war on the part of Pakistan, he retorted and said, “Ask the government to cancel their visas.”

To a question on the slain jawan during the Baramulla attack, Puri said “who had asked him to join Army?”

When asked as to why he is supporting Salman Khan’s statement on Pakistani actors being “artistes not terrorists,” Puri replied, “You want India-Pakistan to be turned into Israel and Palestine and indulge in a fight for centuries.”

“It is not merely a division of the country; it is the partition of families. Our country houses 22 crore Muslims and they have their relatives on the other side and vice versa. India has the second largest population of Muslims in the world,” he said.

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    Sirius
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:22 pm
    If you are an Indian, I feel sorry for your level of ignorance . Go check the facts on Wikipedia ...
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      Dinesh
      Oct 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm
      He is one of ugly actor his head should be chopped off because he lover
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        Dinesh
        Oct 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm
        On Puri balls must be chopped off son of B******
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          Pak Army
          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:31 am
          Due to love and diplomacy, stan has dividing India into many parts but PM saying we r isolation stan. Nonsense
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            MyTake
            Oct 5, 2016 at 12:13 am
            [To a question on the slain jawan during the Baramulla attack, Puri said “who had asked him to join Army?”]lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This man is too arrogant like many Hindian Stink Tanks! He does not even know how to respect who are giving lives for him to make a decent living! Shame on this guy!
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              Pertama Chaudhry
              Oct 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm
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                Vish
                Oct 4, 2016 at 10:38 pm
                This fellow Om is competing with similar fakes as Kejri, Sanjay, Digvijay to get Nishan-e-stan from the enemy government.
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                  sunny
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                  i think these what intolerance which shahrukh was talking
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                    sunny
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm
                    talking about ompuri comment not on stan moent anybody says wrong about BJP he is called antinational
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                      babar
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm
                      Though Compaint shold be against anchor. Om Puri doesn't insult any one
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                        Amit Dhorajiwalla
                        Oct 5, 2016 at 9:45 am
                        Poke face at it again! This 'do takey' actor thinks his thoughts and speeches carries weight. Some people have better rearsides than his face!
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                          Anil
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm
                          ................... Please sign this peion. We need to declare ISI of stan to be declared as terrorist Organisation. Please help collect 100000 signatures. We have only upto 3rd November. Forward this link to as many as possible.
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                            Achoot
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm
                            Indians cannot handle the truth!! I don't think he said Anything wrong.
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                              arc
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                              What about the silly arny man who stra across LoC? Is he a hero or plain stupid like rajnath Singh?
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                                Suresh Bhave
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 11:25 am
                                The latter part of Mr. Puri's statement is uncalled for. People do not join the army to die, they join to live and fight if it is impossible to avoid a fight.
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                                  abd
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm
                                  Dear hatred is not the solution. Think!
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                                    abd
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                                    To me he is a patriot indian but a highly sensible/realistic person.He wanted to say that hatred is not the solution but the Dialogue and understanding the point of other side.
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                                      abd
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm
                                      Very right.
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                                        abd
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm
                                        We salute On Puri being so fair and straight.Truth prevail.
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                                          Bijan Mohanty
                                          Oct 5, 2016 at 7:38 am
                                          Now a days Lodging FIR has become like eating Bhelpuri if one is Modi supporter.
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                                            Dalit Babulal
                                            Oct 5, 2016 at 9:17 am
                                            The communal nut heads must be having a field day with Om Puri's comments. What he spoke is nothing but the truth - which I guess warrants him to be called a traitor and thrown in jail. Lynching of older men, raping and hanging of dalit girls, fake encounters - are all "accidents" or "misunderstandings" I guess as claimed by the so called leaders.
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