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Thackeray thanks Zaheer for describing him as secular leader

March 16, 2004 17:03 IST

Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on Tuesday expressed gratitude to cricketer Zaheer Khan for describing him as a secular leader.

In an interview to Pakistan's leading newspaper Dawn, the cricketer had said that the Sena chief is not against Muslims and lamented that certain vested interests were bent upon tarnishing his image by describing him as 'anti-Muslim'.

Zaheer had also told the Pakistan media that patriotic Muslims in India had no differences with Thackeray or the Shiv Sena. Only those indulging in subversive activities were opposed to the saffron party, he said.

The interview was carried by Sena's newspaper Saamna.

Describing him as a 'real Hindustani Muslim', the Sena leader said in Mumbai that he is proud of Zaheer.

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Sub: Thackeray thanks Zaheer Khan

It was very pleasing to hear that Indians maintained their integrety when it comes to the pride of nation. I felt very happy and become ...

Posted by T.Praveen Kumar, MIS Manager,APUSP

Sub: Khan bends toward Thackrey

Giving bouncer and doing politics are not the same Mr. Khan. Concentrate on bouncer and leave politics to Mr. Thackrey

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I appreciate Zaheer Khans behavior in Pakistan he is really a Hindustani Muslim.

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Shivsena or RSS, they are not against any religion. Thackeray sab is cent percent correct, when he say, if you are Indian, believe in any ...

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Sub: One more fan of the Emperor's new clothes

Dear Mr. Thackerey, Zaheer was certainly only being politiclaly correct and is just one more addition to the ever increasing list of durbar chamchas who ...

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