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Complaint filed against Aamir Khan over intolerance remark

Source: PTI
November 24, 2015 17:43 IST
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Delhi Police on Tuesday received a complaint against Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan in connection with his comments on insecurity and fear seeping deep within the society at an event in the national capital on Monday.

The complainant, who is a resident of east Delhi’s Vasundhra Enclave area, told the police that he “as a citizen of this country feels that the celebrities should think before speaking.”

The complaint was addressed to the station house officer at the New Ashok Nagar police station in east Delhi.

“We have received the complaint and are looking into it. Further action will follow in accordance with law,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) B S Gurjar said.

The complainant told the police that actor Aamir Khan should clarify which “society” he was talking about.

“I also live in this society and I do not feel insecure and scared in my country. Aamir Khan should not have mentioned it in a general way,” said the complainant.

According to police, the complainant also attached a copy of the fundamental duties of Indian citizens with the complaint, marking clauses (e) and (j).

Clause (e) is about promoting harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India... and clause (j) is about striving towards excellence in all spheres in individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher endeavour and achievements.

Aamir Khan on Monday joined the chorus of intelligentsia against intolerance, saying he has been “alarmed” by a number of incidences and that his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.

The actor said he also feels that the sense of insecurity and fear has been growing in the past six or eight months.

He also virtually supported those returning their awards, saying one of the ways for creative people to express their dissatisfaction or disappointment is to return their awards. 

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