The iconic actor-producer Mr. Adnan Siddiqui will not be attending APPNA to be held in the US from July14-16 given that Indian artists too will be part of the program. As a self-respecting Muslim, Mr. Siddiquistrongly condemns the insolent and obscene remarks made by Hindu right-wing Indian politicians against the beloved Prophet (PBUH). “My conscience will never allow me to be in the same space as artists from the country that has insulted our Prophet. I have nothing against the artists personally but as a form of personal protest and solidarity for my Muslim brethren worldwide,
In solidarity with countless Muslims around the world, I won’t be attending APPNA event in US where some Indian artists are invited too. Nothing against the artistes but my conscience doesn’t allow me to overlook the humiliation of revered Prophet (PBUH) by Indian leaders. pic.twitter.com/f2FpORcSdH— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) June 19, 2022
I have excused myself from the event,” Mr. Siddiqui has said. The remarks by the two Indian leaders have received widespread criticism from Muslim nations across the world including Pakistan. “As a Pakistani too, I stand with my country that has strongly criticized the Indian government’s enabling of such Islamophobia,” asserts Mr. Siddiqui.