Om Puri gets slammed on Twitter for his insensitive comments on Indian martyrs

A police complaint has been filed against Puri at the Andheri police station in Mumbai for being insensitive towards the soldiers who lost their lives for the country.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 4, 2016 8:20 pm
Om Puri draws flak on social media for commenting on Indian martyrs Om Puri draws flak on social media for commenting on Indian martyrs

Indians seem to be divided on the issue of whether Pakistani actors should leave the country or not after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena threat asking them to go back. The threat came a few days after the Uri attack in which at least 19 Indian soldiers were killed. But veteran actor Om Puri belongs to the school of thought that asking Pakistani artistes to leave the country will not solve the problem. He said, “Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?” which, as expected, didn’t go down well with many on social media.

In addition to this statement, Puri suggested that India should prepare 15-20 suicide bombers and send them to Pakistan.

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

“Do you want India-Pakistan enmity to turn like Israel and Palestine, and fight for ages? India is home to crores of Muslims, there is no point in proving them for war. Several Indians have their relatives staying across the border and vice-versa, how can they fight a war with their cross-border families,” he said during a debate on the leading news TV channel.

A police complaint has been filed against Puri at the Andheri police station in Mumbai for being insensitive towards the soldiers who lost their lives for the country.

Amid those who slammed Puri was his co-worker Anupam Kher, who said he was hurt by his statement.

Here are what others had to say:

Which side of this debate do you stand on? Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. I
    Indian
    Oct 5, 2016 at 1:43 am
    I have watched the full video. I agree with Ompuri that India-stan shouldn't become India-stan.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But instead of blaming ISI, Laskar-E-Taiba, Jaish-E-Muhammad, HUJI, Hijbul Muzahideen he blamed Indian media for spreading hatred.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan prints fake Indian currencies and sends them through India-bangladesh border in Malda.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He said "Kisne bola army mein jao"in direct reference to a martyred soldier. Does Om Puri and his friends remeber what happened to "Saurabh Kalia"in Kargil war, Do they remember beheading of soldier Hemraj, beheading of soldier Maruti Talekar in 2000, 1999 Kandahar hijack and murder of Rupin Katiyal, does he remember those innocent killed in Mumbai and all over India due to Pak sponsored terrorism?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Does he remember the bombings of Indian emby in Kabul.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For him roles in stani movies are more important than national security.
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      Indian
      Oct 5, 2016 at 6:47 am
      Om Puri is right that India-stan shouldn't become like Israel-Palestinelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But instead of blaming ISI, Laskar-E-Taiba, Jaish-E-Muhammad, HUJI, Hijbul Muzahideen he blamed Indian media for spreading hatred.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan prints fake Indian currencies and sends them through India-Bangladesh border in Malda. These notes reach North-South-East-West-Central India through racketeers.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He said "Kisne bola army mein jao" in direct reference to a martyred soldier. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Does Om Puri and his friends remeber what happened to "Saurabh Kalia" in Kargil war,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Do they remember beheading of soldier Hemraj, beheading of soldier Maruti Talekar in 2000, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1999 Kandahar hijack and murder of Rupin Katiyal, does he remember those innocent killed in Mumbai, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Pune due to Pak sponsored terrorism?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Does he remember the bombings of Indian emby in Kabul.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For him roles in stani movies are more important than national security.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan Army has more political power than Indian Army.
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        NITIN GARG
        Oct 5, 2016 at 5:52 am
        OM PURI TUJHE SHARAM AANI CAHIYE.... JIS BHARAT KE SAINIKO KI WAJAH SE TU CHAIN KI SANS LETA HAI.. UNHI KO TO AISA BOL RAHA HAI...
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          Murti
          Oct 5, 2016 at 3:38 am
          Not worth commenting.
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          1. C
            Common sense
            Oct 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm
            Babar sher.......Om Puri.....:-)
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              Anisha
              Oct 8, 2016 at 4:07 am
              Om puri watever said was not right..but his intentions were not wrong..i thnk..no one was listening him on the show..and watever he said..he said jus out of irritation..as all of us do..he should not be targeted ..like dis..he is an awesome artist nd a senior citizen too
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                abhishek sati
                Oct 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                I would like to say you Mr. tahir.lt;br/gt;What did you say that fanatic indians,lt;br/gt;do you know the meaning of fanaticlt;br/gt;Let me tell you Mr. we Indians are not fanatic even you stani's are fanatic and extremists.lt;br/gt;what kind of violation you are talking about that don't attack on his house like that.lt;br/gt;so I would like to tell you that we are not stani's. lt;br/gt;I hope you got your answer.lt;br/gt;I just want to warn you and your country stop this nonsense.lt;br/gt;don't provoke us lt;br/gt;we are good for good and worst for bad.lt;br/gt;if you would in front of me I will show you the real power and meaning of being Indian.
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                  Ali.
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 11:10 pm
                  They didn't let him talk, stupid people.
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