Finally superstar Aamir Khan too joined bandwagon of rising intolerance in India.It is almost unbelievable that Khan who has been applauded for his movies and lots of social works made such a 'childish' statement. I will later explain why his statement falls into category of 'childish' statement.
First here is gist of what all he said about intolerance in India. While speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, PK star said that he has been alarmed by a number of such incidences recently. Virtually supporting those returning their awards, Khan further said that once his wife Kiran Rao had said that she was thinking of moving out of the country.
50 year old actor said, "When I chat with Kiran at home, she says 'Should we move out of India?' That's a disastrous and 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.
"That does indicate that 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 said.
Here are five questions which Aamir Khan needs to answer before raising finger at Modi government.
Where is intolerance in India?
When he opined so strongly about recent rise in animosity between people of various religions, he should substantiate it further. Aamir Khan must explain why he suddenly started feeling insecurity within his own country. Dadri like incidents was off-course shameful but one can't measure the tolerance level of the country on the basis of some of the unfortunate incidents. Moreover, such incident is still under investigation and one is not considered prudent to comment on the issue which is subjudice.
Did you face any such incidence?
As an icon, Khan should explain people, whether he himself felt any discrimination as a Muslim actor. Over the years he matures as an actor and earned name and fame in the country. If he would have been discriminated in the country, he might not be such a big star in the country. India which has majority of Hindu population made him so big.
India one of the most tolerant country in the world, isn't it?
It is proven fact that India is one of the most tolerant country in the world. Aamir himself would have felt this. People of all religions live with harmony and peace here. Take an example of Pakistan, China where one can't raise their voice as freely as in India. Aamir must have fair idea how Hindus are treated in Pakistan, but he never raise his voice against it.
Why didn't he raise issue during Congress regime?
Aamir Khan is known face since 20-30 years now. There are lots of such incidences (falls into category of intolerance) happened earlier during Congress regime but he maintained stoic silence over them. What really happened in last 5-6 months since Modi Government came to power. Is current situation worse than Congress-led UPA regime?
Aamir Khan must do some research about what Congress did in these 60-70 years since country got independence. Congress regime and its track record on every front I.e incidents of communal violence, corruption and scam is well known to all.
Is this a stunt to grab limelight?
Aamir Khan is big star and iconic figure. Why not he said that if country has any such issue, Government should address the same. If one face any differences within house, one talk with mother or father about the issue. One never talks about leaving the house, which helped him to grow as better human being. If country has any such issue, Aamir as an responsible citizens of India should act with little more maturity. Talking about leaving the country which has given him so much is utter nonsense and is shameful on the part of Khan.