In a deeply personal and moving account, actor Naseeruddin Shah has penned down his thoughts on what it means to be a Muslim in India today. The opinionated actor, writing for Hindustan Times, laments the condition of Indian Muslims and how their patriotism was constantly being questioned by the members of the right-wing brigade. 

Here are some of the choicest quotes from his article:

From abandoning religion at a very young age to marrying a Hindu to promising their children the religion liberty, Shah bared it all out.

About his fears…

He goes on to dwell on the growing religious polarisation and raised concern over the rise of communal tension in the country

On trolls… 

He asked Indian Muslims to stop feeling victimised and persecuted, and assert their claim on India.

 You can read the full column here.