God decides what we have to do in life. Right now, he wants me to be an actor and I'm fulfilling my responsibility. If God willing, I will enter politics tomorrow. If I enter, I will be very truthful and will not entertain people who are in this to make money. I won't work with such people. I made a mistake by supporting a political alliance 21 years ago. It was a political accident. Since then, politicians have misused my name on several occasions. But I have to clarify, I'm not joining any party.
Some agents of radicalisation are operating in the name of religion, while some others are operating in the name of NGOs, or (in the garb of) carrying out development programmes for individuals, socio-cultural uplift and education. So it is necessary to closely monitor their foreign funding and utilisation.
Even as friends and relatives' houses are being raided, even as more and more corruption is coming to light, the CM who's completely cut off from his public leaves his house after many days to see (the film) Sarkar 3. That's right, Sarkar 3.
The government's aim is to silence my voice and stop me from writing, as it has tried to do in the cases of leaders of Opposition parties, journalists, columnists, NGOs and civil society organisations. All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write.
All the commentary over the past 15-20 years has made this three per cent fiscal deficit target a magic number, and it has no magic validity at all. It came out of some circumstances in history, not even in our country but in Europe. We can go into a long debate on what can be our fiscal policy going forward.
It is also significant that this (GST) meeting is being held in Srinagar. Because it makes us (Jammu and Kashmir) participate somewhere in the national policymaking. It makes us a part of the economic history of India, which is very important for us because I don’t think we have, or for that matter any other city in the country, had an opportunity.
Triple talaq is there since 637. Who are we to say that this is un-Islamic. Muslims are practising it for last 1,400 years. It is a matter of faith. Hence, there was no question of constitutional morality and equity.