Indian politician, former actor calls on president

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APP64-22 LAHORE: February 22 - President Dr Arif Alvi in a photo with Indian film actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha who called on him. APP

LAHORE, Feb 22 (APP):Shatrughan Sinha, an Indian politician and former actor Saturday called on President Dr Arif Alvi.

During the meeting at the Governor House, the president expressed his deep concern over the human rights violations by Indian security forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a press release said.

He highlighted the persecution of Indian minorities, particularly Muslims, which were being discriminated and oppressed under Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The president also highlighted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s peace overtures that were unfortunately spurned by the Modi government.

In response to Dr Alvi’s statement that AJK was completely peaceful area, Sinha proposed that parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle in India should be invited to visit AJK to see the situation on the ground.

Both agreed that there was a strong need to work for promotion of peace in the subcontinent.

Primarily, the visit was a continuation of family ties. It may be recalled that Sinha had attended the marriage ceremony of Dr Awab Alvi in 2001 in Karachi.