Aamir Khan should convert or go to Pakistan: Hindu Mahasabha

Published: November 25, 2015
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Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan
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Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan PHOTO: REUTERS

A leader of Hindu nationalist political party, Hindu Mahasabha, said on Tuesday Bollywood actor Aamir Khan should either convert or go to Pakistan following his comments regarding growing intolerance in India.

“Aamir Khan should either indulge in ‘ghar wapsi’ which will help him getting free of ‘crimes of love jihad’ of his previous as well as his present wife Kiran Rao or go to Pakistan for the benefit of India,” Hindu Mahasabha’s national general secretary Munna Kumar Sharma said.

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Aamir disclosed on Monday that his wife was scared following a number of cases pertaining to religious intolerance and even suggested leaving India. His statements have courted a lot of censure in the country with the ruling party BJP and many Bollywood actors criticising his remarks.

At a meeting of the Hindu Mahasabha to discuss Khan’s remarks, which were meant to back writers and intellectuals who have returned their awards following the Dadri lynching and the murder of rationalists, Sharma went so far as to dub both Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan as traitors, as the latter had also made similar comments about the growing intolerance in India.

“A case of treason should be filed against Khan for insulting India and traitors like Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan should leave India,” Sharma said.

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Further, National Vice President Pandit Ashok Sharma of the Hindu nationalist party also voiced his disapproval of Aamir’s comments, saying that it was India which had allowed him to marry two Hindu girls. He was pointing to the fact that Aamir’s ex-wife Reena Dutta as well as present wife Kiran Rao are Hindus by faith.

“If Aamir Khan’s wife doesn’t like India because it is intolerant, then the Khan family should go and settle in the ‘tolerant’ Syria. Only then, they will understand how tolerant India is; it is the same country which allowed Aamir Khan to marry Hindu girls not just once but twice.”

Further, the party’s Meerut District President Bharat Rajput stated that the actor should not forget that he had earned his money because of the ‘intolerant’ people who watched his movies.

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“Aamir Khan should not forget that all the money and status he has earned so far is because of the ‘intolerant’ people who have watched his movies. Next time Khan releases a movie, he should announce that the movie is only for tolerant people and that the intolerant ones are not allowed entry in the theatres.”

A leader of Hindu right-wing party Shiv Sena also said Aamir should go to Pakistan following his comments. “He was a celebrated actor till now. But now it seems that we handed over milk to a snake. If he does not want to stay here, he can go to Pakistan,” Maharashtra Environment Minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said, according to The Hindu.

Speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards on Monday, Aamir had said, “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.”

“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,” he had added.

This article originally appeared on Times of India.

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Reader Comments (28)

  • Patience
    Nov 25, 2015 - 12:27PM

    They just made his point.Recommend

  • Point
    Nov 25, 2015 - 12:29PM

    This statement is why Aamir Khan said about the insecurities face by minorites or low caste hindus. While ghar wapsi is at peak, when are all indian hindus going to cave era ? that is from where it all started ? with such a dumb mentally these extremist should go with all 90% of dumb people and start living in caves as REAL ghar wapsi!!Recommend

  • shafi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 1:34PM

    yes, he is always welcome in pakRecommend

  • Walsh
    Nov 25, 2015 - 1:35PM

    Just ask any Indian Muslim how they are treated in India, its just pathetic now I truly realize why our forefathers fought for our rights. Recommend

  • JB
    Nov 25, 2015 - 1:43PM

    Is it just me or are Indians actually proving Aamir Khan’s point?Recommend

  • Prada
    Nov 25, 2015 - 3:17PM

    He mocked Hindu Gods in PK and he made Rs.400 crores from it. If India was intolerant, he would have found himself in a different place. A couple of unsavoury incidents happen, and he brands the whole of India as intolerant. I would love for him to make a movie mocking Islam and live to collect the proceeds. Recommend

  • Prada
    Nov 25, 2015 - 3:17PM

    Go Aamir Go !!Recommend

  • Sharath Chandra
    Nov 25, 2015 - 3:24PM

    Comments and lies like this is the height of desperation by PakistanRecommend

  • Melange
    Nov 25, 2015 - 3:35PM

    Here’s my question and I believe this is the most important one:
    Who is handling his PR and when is his new movie coming out?

    Creating controversy over nothing is Bollywood’s favorite way of getting publicity for its movies.Recommend

  • Raghu2
    Nov 25, 2015 - 3:49PM

    @walsh India has some 20 crore muslims.How many muslims did you talk with? What is your sample size?Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:02PM

    @Prada:
    Why should he mock Islam; when the majority of Hindus extremists from BJP and Shiv Sena are doing that already in India!Recommend

  • Bewildered
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:03PM

    @Prada:

    “He mocked Hindu Gods in PK”

    Did you even watched the movie, or lying is deep-rooted in the nature of Indians? He didn’t mock any Hindu god in the movie, but only the “god’s managers”, like we look down upon “Mullah” in Islam. Interesting though it would be to note that there are about 43,000 gods overall in Hinduism, but only a few are followed by the people depending on the region and personal beliefs. In Hinduism most believe in polytheism, some believe in monotheism as well, and some don’t believe in god altogether (correct me if I am wrong).Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:05PM

    @Raghu2:
    India does not have 200 million Muslims, just around 160-70 million. Do not spread misinformation. And we do know how they treated in India. Indian.Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:10PM

    These types of anti-Muslim/Pakistan statements from Hindu-extremists will continue to come till the next general-election is held in India. Because most of Hindu-extremists in India have found shelter under Modi-government, who is not interested in talking over issues of ‘religious-intolerance’ in India. Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:21PM

    “A case of treason should be filed
    against Khan for insulting India and
    traitors like Aamir Khan and Shahrukh
    Khan should leave India,” Sharma said.

    What would Sharma call to those many of Hindus who also have returned their awards and raised their voices about ‘religious-intolerance’ in India? Moreover, which other Hindu-majority country should he be suggesting to those Indian-Hindus to migrate to whom Sharma might also call as ‘traitors’?Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 4:27PM

    Just check out the ‘poison’ from those statements issues from Hindu-extremist groups. That is the most scary part of hatred and insecurity. Blackmailing minority to accept Hindu-rule by threatening them to be dubbed as ‘traitors’.

    They are forgetting that not just Muslims, but Hindus, Sikhs and Atheists likewise have spoken out about rise of religious-intolerance in India. Recommend

  • Walsh
    Nov 25, 2015 - 5:10PM

    @Raghu2:
    85% of Indian Muslim population as per the Indian statistics live at less than 100 USD $ a month, Indian Muslim representation in the Indian army is also less than 2% (as per Indian statistics, even lower if you take out the Kashmir force which has 50% muslim soldeirs), like wise as per another survey Indian Muslim make up less than 5% of Indian government jobs even in this 5% they mostly occupy the lower ranks e.g sweeper etc. So I would say my sample size would be around 90% of the Indian Muslim population. Recommend

  • Naresh
    Nov 25, 2015 - 5:11PM

    This is patently incorrect. Aamir Khan must remain a Muslim.Recommend

  • harkol
    Nov 25, 2015 - 5:28PM

    Hope people realize that Hindu Mahasabha is a fringe group, that is ignored & marginalized in Indian. Founded by Savarkar, it lost its bearing when It’s members were found to be responsible for murder of Gandhiji (including Ghodse).

    These are bunch of nut cases.Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 5:32PM

    Aamir Khan should not forget that all
    the money and status he has earned so
    far is because of the ‘intolerant’
    people who have watched his movies.
    Next time Khan releases a movie, he
    should announce that the movie is only
    for tolerant people and that the
    intolerant ones are not allowed entry
    in the theatres.

    These Hindu-extremists are forgetting something most “important”; Muslim actors like Amir Khan and Shahrukh Khan are among the highest taxpayers to Indian Government.

    What an utter ignorance! Recommend

  • sal
    Nov 25, 2015 - 7:45PM

    @Walsh:
    Pathetic lie. I know many indian muslims personally and they do not resonate with what you said.Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Nov 25, 2015 - 9:09PM

    @sal: You mean that you personally know 160 million Muslims in India? You think that your one and half line comment proves his well-studied post a mere ‘lie’. Recommend

  • Leave
    Nov 26, 2015 - 3:40AM

    When your wife feels insecure, life in India must be terrible. So better leave India and migrate to any other country of your wife’s choice. You have enough money to last your life and you have had enough of your career. Take a break and do some welfare work, some of it in India.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Nov 26, 2015 - 6:50AM

    @harkol:

    Hope people realize that Hindu Mahasabha is a fringe group,

    All Hindu extremist groups are declared as fringe but they seem to be able to get their way so easily. Something is not quiet right. They obviously have much larger support than you care to admit.Recommend

  • indrapal vansia
    Nov 26, 2015 - 7:06AM

    @Pakistani Sindhi:
    It is not favor, it is law to pay tax.Recommend

  • hamza
    Nov 27, 2015 - 12:46AM

    Indians and Pakistani are good why they fight each other because in ancient time they are one barasaghir whyRecommend

  • M.AWAIS
    Nov 28, 2015 - 10:18PM

    @Prada:
    dude his movie pk actually mocked all the religions that exist in majority. u r right now making an unsuccessful attempt of making his statement controversial and im sure if he produces a movie that points out real bad stereotypes of islam , he still will get appreciation .btw the story of pk was written and directed by a hindu ( raj kumar hirani ) .Recommend

  • G. Din
    Nov 29, 2015 - 6:47PM

    @Hameed: to harkol
    “They (so-called “fringe groups”) obviously have much larger support than you care to admit.”
    They obviously do. Apologists of pseudo-sickularism in India try to calm their (and Muslim) nerves by making asinine statements like the one you have so astutely seen through. Recommend

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