Know everything what Aamir Khan said in the Ramnath Goenka Awards function wrt growing Intolerance in India. Also, check out India’s response & trolls..

When Bhakts trolled Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and announced that “SRK’s soul is in Pakistan”, he snapped back and announced that he is a proud Indian and he can stay nowhere else but in India. On the contrary, his contemporary Aamir Khan, has totally opposite views – Well, Aamir has announced that he might move out of the country if situations get tough here.

Here’s what he said in the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards over Intolerance in India:

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Kiran Rao Wants to Move out of India because of Growing Intolerance in India

Wife Kiran (Rao) and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India? That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers everyday. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet.

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On the trend of artists, writers, scientists and historians returning their awards –

“For creative people, to voice what they feel is important. A number of creative people — historians and scientists — have increasingly had a certain feeling that they feel they need to express. One of the ways of expressing their dissatisfaction or disappointment is to return awards.”

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On the Growing Protests and Rallies –

As long as you don’t resort to violence, all individuals have a right to protest and they can protest in any manner they feel is right. This is certainly a way to protest for creative people.”

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The Protests is due to the Growing Intolerance in India – Aamir Khan

“As an individual, as a citizen, certainly I have also been alarmed, I can’t deny it, by a number of incidents,” he said, “For us, as Indians, to feel a sense of security, two-three things are important. The sense of justice gives a lot of security to the common man. The second thing, that is important, are the people who are the elected representatives, at the state level or the level of the Centre… when people take law in their own hands, we look upon these representatives to take a strong stance, make strong statements and speed up the legal process to prosecute such cases. It doesn’t matter who the ruling party is.”

 

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The Blame Game of the Political Parties

“On television debates, I see where one political party, in this case, the BJP which is ruling right now, is accused of various things. They said, ‘But what happened in 1984?’. But that doesn’t make right what’s happening now. What happened in ‘84 was disastrous and horrendous. At other times also, through ages, whenever there is a violent act, when an innocent person is killed, be it one or a large number, that’s very unfortunate. And these unfortunate moments are the ones when we look towards our leaders to take a strong step. Make statements that are reassuring to the citizens.”

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On Censorship in India

“It (the board) is reacting to things that we, as free people, as adults, should make our own choices on. Essentially the certification board is supposed to mention the age for which the film is suitable. There is no censorship required after the certification. As I understand it now, it has been aggressive in its approach and it is worrying.”

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Aamir Khan’s Comment on – Why Terror Attacks have nothing to do with Religion

“Acts of terror are not connected to any religion. If he is a Muslim and he engaging in acts of terror, I don’t think he is following Islam. Or for that matter, even a Hindu who is engaging in an act of violence, is not following Hinduism. No religion teaches killing of innocents. When you see an act of terror or violence, instead of calling him a Christian or a Hindu or an Islamic terrorist, you should just call him terrorist and remove the religion tag from it. That’s the first mistake when we label them. It’s just a terrorist who doesn’t have a religion.”

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Aamir Khan on Being Muslim

“If I’m not mistaken, a number of Muslim organisations have begun to speak openly against the ISIS and similar terror organisations, at least in India,” he said. Voicing his opinion as a Muslim, he said, makes him uncomfortable. “Firstly, why should I be representing anyone? Secondly, I have to represent anyone, why not everyone? Why Muslims? My birth may be in a Muslim household, but I speak for everyone.”

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However, these statements have not gone well with majority of the people from different walks of life including some fellow actors in Bollywood…

Aamir Khan is Talking Nonsense – Asadduddin Owaisi

Disapproving Aamir’s stance on intolerance issue All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi said,

“I would have never said what Aamir said. We have seen numerous riots but still we continue to live here as its our country.”

“We will not succumb to nonsense talks. We will do disservice to those who fought for us. We will struggle and strive to live here to improve the country,”

Some Trolls

 

A Police Complaint Against AK on Intolerance Remark

Short filmmaker Ullhas PR on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Aamir Khan for his remarks on “growing disquiet” in the country. Earlier too he had launched a complaint against Aamir for using the term ‘thulla’ for policeman in his film PK.

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