Intolerance Controversy in India: When Rahul Gandhi tried but failed to defend Aamir Khan

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New Delhi, Nov 24: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tried his best to defend Aamir Khan. Alas! He failed.

Jumping into the war of words in connection with alleged "intolerance in India", Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, Nov 24 wrote on Twitter, "Instead of branding all those who question the Govt & Modiji- as unpatriotic, anti national or 'motivated', The Govt would do better to reach out to people to understand what's disturbing them."

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Rahul Gandhi and Aamir Khan

Continuing his statement, the Congress Vice President also tweeted, "That's the way to solve problems in India - not by bullying, threatening & abusing!"

The Congress Vice President did not take Aamir Khan's name but he made it clear that his tweets were for the Bollywood actor who recently created a new controversy while commenting on the on going debate over "intolerance".

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While Rahul was one among a few who supported Aamir, most of the people, be it a celebrity or an aam aadmi (common), were upset with the actor.

Aamir while speaking at Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, said, "When I chat with Kiran (Aamir's wife) 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."

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Aamir's statement did not go well with many people across the country. He faced criticism. A few groups burnt his posters showing their disappointment with the actor. 

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