In an op-ed in their newspaper Saamana, Shiv Sena has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect jobs for ‘sons of the soil’. The op-ed said, “Pakistani artistes, technicians and TV people come to India to earn money, while touting words like friendship and ties. They snatch away livelihood of locals here.”
The op-ed went on to encourage Modi to be more like Trump:
“Can India implement a policy like Trump and say that these Pakistanis won’t get a job here and also declare that those who give work to Pakistanis are the enemies of India.”
The new US President Donald Trump had recently said that he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies where people hired on H-1B visas, including Indians, displaced US workers, reports Indian Express.
“What someone like Trump…can do, our PM, who is known as courageous and knowledgeable, can certainly do,” Shiv Sena said, going on to also claim that Trump’s move is likely to be inspired by Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray.
Yesterday, Shah Rukh Khan made news for assuring Shiv Sena off-shoot Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray that Pakistani star Mahira Khan will not come to India to promote their film Raees and that he will no longer work with Pakistani talent.
MNS launched a campaign against Pakistani talent after the Uri attacks in Kashmir; however, hostility towards Pakistani actors has previously been observed whenever Pak-India relations get tense.
courtesy : dawn news