Aamir Khan safe in India, his comments are insult to fans: BJP

Published: November 24, 2015
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Aamir Khan PHOTO: AFP

Aamir Khan PHOTO: AFP

Dismissing Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s concerns that it is not safe in India as “politically motivated”, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party leader said on Tuesday the comments were an insult to those who honoured the actor.

“We won’t let Aamir leave the country, he is safe. This kind of comment influenced by a politically motivated campaign insults those who have given so much honour to Aamir in India,” said Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs.

Wife suggested we leave India: Aamir Khan

On Monday, Aamir Khan joined the debate on the growing intolerance in India and claimed he felt ‘alarmed’ by a number of incidents and that his wife, Kiran Rao, even suggested they should leave the country.

Further, reacting to Aamir’s statement, Kiren Rijiju, the junior home minister claimed that the number of deaths in communal incidents had come down since BJP came to power last year and “to make a blatant statement is not proper.”

However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal belonging to the Aam Admi Party tweeted in support of the actor, saying, “BJP should stop silencing voices through abuses and threats. It’s high time that Central government took concrete steps to instil sense of security amongst people.”

I never said India is intolerant: Shah Rukh Khan

Incidences of communal violence have been growing in India, with a mob killing a Muslim man over beef-eating rumours in September. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, facing questions during his recent trip to Britain, said, “India is committed to protecting every citizen’s freedom, and the law will deal severely with those who are intolerant.”

Speaking at Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir had said, “I have been alarmed. I can’t deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents.”

“When I chat with Kiran at home, she says, ‘Should we move out of India?’ That’s a disastrous and a big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day.

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“There is this sense of growing disquiet. There is growing despondency apart from alarm. You feel why this is happening, you feel low. That sense does exist in me,” 50-year-old actor said, adding for any society, it was important to have a sense of security and sense of justice.

This article originally appeared on NDTV

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Reader Comments (12)

  • kartikey
    Nov 24, 2015 - 3:54PM

    Incidences of communal violence have been growing in India THAT IS FALSE
    Incidences of communal violence have been declined since modi came to power.Recommend

  • Arshad Hussain
    Nov 24, 2015 - 3:56PM

    Look who is talking !Recommend

  • Pakistan Zindabad
    Nov 24, 2015 - 4:05PM

    @kartikey:
    It’s not your fault @kartikey. Some people have habit of counting from 100 to 01.Recommend

  • Bisma
    Nov 24, 2015 - 4:27PM

    India look it….Recommend

  • Indialover
    Nov 24, 2015 - 5:00PM

    Kiran Rao wife of Aamir Khan says she wants to leave India for safety of their children……..

    Martyr Colonel Santosh Mahadik’s wife said that both her children will join Indian Army to safeguard our country.

    Time to re-think about definition of our Heroes.Recommend

  • Ranjit
    Nov 24, 2015 - 6:16PM

    We want to leave India and we will leave India soon!

    Long live Khalistan!!Recommend

  • Indian
    Nov 24, 2015 - 7:35PM

    @Ranjit:

    if you are an immigrant to India from pakistan during partition please leave back to pakistan. Recommend

  • Angry Pitbull
    Nov 24, 2015 - 9:23PM

    @Ranjit:

    Permission granted you can leave ………………Recommend

  • Srinivasulu Mekala
    Nov 25, 2015 - 12:01AM

    @Indialover:
    It is Kiran Rao who raised doubts. Aamir Khan has an impeccable ancestry of patriots and lovers of India. On the contray Kiran Rao can not answer who was the “biological” father of her mother. She comes from a lineage of women who “trap” rich and powerful men, especially from the “other religion”, and enjoy multiple sexual partners, mostly have multiple marriages / alliances.. She is also NOT HINDU, she is an Atheist. So, it is Kiran who will be a good riddance both for India and Aamir Khan. Send her out, earlier the better.Recommend

  • Clockboy Ahmed
    Nov 25, 2015 - 1:21AM

    @Ranjit:
    Long Live Khalistan, with Lahore and Nankana Sahib.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:46AM

    If Kiran wants to raise her kids as Hindus in Pakistan, I’m sure she would be more scared.Recommend

  • Dec 5, 2015 - 6:25PM

    Whether humanity on this earth will survive or not; totally depends on one thing alone i.e. if we control the birth rate and adopt 1 child policy for just 25 or 30 years humanity & earth planet both will survive & sustain and we continue procreating unbounded it will all be finished @ any time. Build Temples & Statues of Rev Thomas Robert Malthus, Deng Xiaoping, Li Kuwan Yew & other visionary wizards who advocated and convinced humanity how important demography is.Recommend

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