Salim Khan and Salman Khan
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After Salman Khan was criticised for supporting Pakistani artists in India, the actor's father took to Twitter on Monday to slam the haters.

Salim Khan made multiple tweets and sarcastically criticised a media house and others who have been slamming Salman, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar and Sitaram Yechury for asking people to keep politics and art separate.

Like Salman, film-makers Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt had opined that banning Pakistani artists in India would not solve the problem of terrorism. Politician Sitaram Yechury had also said that art should be kept above political conflicts.

However, all of them faced backlash for their comments and supporting Pakistani artists. Now, Salim Khan replied with a series of sarcastic tweets.

"Breaking news Saeed, Lakhvi & Masood replaced by Salman Khan Mahesh Bhatt Karan Johar & Yechury on the most wanted list of Times Now," Salman's father tweeted.

"as these people are a big threat to the unity of our country. Take heart gentlemen at least you are in the job of entertaining people rather than in the job of shouting screaming hurting & humiliating people. Mr Yechury careful, talking of peace will make you a traitor."

"Mr Bhatt our country has no dearth of intense and dramatic actors on TV then why look across the border," he concluded.

After the terror attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, there had been a strong demand from different corners of the country to ban artists from the neighbouring country as Pakistan apparently has a hand in the terror activities.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had warned all the Pakistani artists in India to leave the country and also demanded a ban on Bollywood films that feature actors and actresses from the neighbouring nation.

On September 29, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) passed a resolution to temporarily ban all Pakistani artists in India.