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Indian Army does not need forced money, says Manohar Parrikar

Slamming Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for demanding Rs 5 crore from filmmakers casting Pakistani artistes, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that Indian Army only accepts donations which are voluntary and not forceful.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 25 Oct 2016 10:04 AM GMT

Indian Army does not need forced money, says Manohar Parrikar
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New Delhi: Slamming Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for demanding Rs 5 crore from filmmakers who casted Pakistani artistes, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said Indian Army only accepts donations which are voluntary and not forceful.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray had said that Indian filmmakers casting Pakistan artistes will have to pay Rs. 5 crore in Army’s welfare fund.

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Reacting to the same, Parrikar said:

  • We are not concerned with those demanding something to be donated.
  • Tomorrow, if someone wants to donate for the army, then he can.i
  • voluntary donation is okay and not by catching the neck of some one. I don't appreciate it.

Earlier, MNS called for ban on films featuring Pakistani artistes following Uri terror attack in which 19 army jawan were killed.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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