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.

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“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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    1. I
      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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                  1. A
                    atish
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 5:35 am
                    I think Om Puri said from different point of view .He said so because he thought instead of allowing killing of soldiers prepare bombers and send them.From this view he said so and asked why people are joining Indian Forces.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;However this idea too is wrong.
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                      Chandan Das
                      Oct 5, 2016 at 6:49 am
                      Why do we need enemies to our country if we have Om Puri, Kejriwal to fill such void,if any
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                        raja sekhar
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm
                        Alzheimer's or some kind of dementia ? Which world are you living in Mr Ompuri ? When war is brought upon to your country to pretend everything is OK and do nothing, is pure cowardice. Do you think Israel would have lasted a single day with kind of policies you are suggesting? Open your eyes widely and observe what is happening time and again between India and that other country you are so fond of. Nobody is asking you to go to war. At least respect people who laid their lives to protect ours.
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                          DD
                          Oct 5, 2016 at 4:46 am
                          stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..
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                            vijay
                            Oct 5, 2016 at 10:14 am
                            No wards on martyrs of our soldiers just Salute them that's all, talking such rubbish is nothing but GUSBITE BY OUR OWN PEOPLE AGAINST OUR MOTHER LAND
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                            1. W
                              Worried like
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                              Om Puri speaks out very well for the Muslims in India. Equally as patriot towards the country yet marginalized as Jihadis. Pathetic Brahman country this is. British Raj handed over to Brahman to rule over castes. sects and religions that have close to no representation. Why does India think it is a nation anyway? It is just a market that is temporarily closed and will open soon to stani actors. This has happened several times before and will keep happening until this Brahman state is cut to its size. Time will free all imprisoned nations in India as they become self dependent like smaller European nations. THAT is when true prosperity will start taking place. Until then, this market will naively keep thinking that it is a nation and keep on embarring itself with no benefit as everything that the country embarres itself over comes back to exactly how it was.
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                                NArayan
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm
                                he is only conveying the underworlds' concerns....lt;br/gt;more than half of Bollywood is controlled by underworld and the bollytard media deifies them...
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                                  NArayan
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm
                                  he is only conveying the underworlds' concerns....lt;br/gt;more than half of Bollywood is controlled by underworld and the bollytard media deifies them...
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                                    NArayan
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm
                                    you are too worried...please see a therapist..
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                                      Aurangzeb
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm
                                      India media is immature, unprofessional and I feel sorry for the listeners too. The mediator's job in a debate is to raise a topic or an issue (just like Americans did in the presidential debate) not to put his own opinions and channel's agenda into the matter on behalf of the nation. The problem lies here is this MODI (right wing) in command that provoke emotions of people and touch sensitive, touchy and fragile subjects.
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                                        Kunal Kumar
                                        Oct 24, 2016 at 10:41 pm
                                        Om Puri is such a nice actor,,, may be he was not in his senses at that time..however the statement was wrong.... forgive him,,,
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                                          mahesh
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm
                                          Om Puri,I had a great deal of respect for you as an actor ,till ,you revealed your fake self,cowardly statements,saying why join army.You ,no army no Puri.lt;br/gt;Value your freedom in perennial thankfulness to those who opted to serve and protect the nation.You are a disgrace to the Indian acting diaspora.I will never watch a movie with you in it ever again.You cowards will always be lowlife losers.
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                                            Mahmood Anwar
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm
                                            Om Puri put his big foot in the mouth. Shame on him. Every citizen gives the utmost respect to their armed forces and soldiers as they put their lives online to protect their fellow citizens. I totally agree with m Indian brothers/sisters that Om Puri's words are beyond pardonable and he must be tried in the courts. A stani who strongly condemns terrorism wherever t may occur, incl. our neighbouring nation.
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