27 Nov, 2015
India’s religious intolerance flap: Aamir Khan’s comment is just the tip of the iceberg | Asia Times
By Amrita Mukherjee
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan recently stirred a storm on Indian social media by publicly remarking that his wife, Kiran Rao (who is a Hindu by birth), had asked him whether they should move out of India due to rising religious intolerance. Aamir (a Muslim) drew the ire of right wing Hindu politicians with his words and a sedition case has been filed against the couple in a local court.
I was going through an article written by a news website where they had supported Aamir Khan’s statement: “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.”
The article had 1960 comments and the way the commentators fought and abused each other in a public space was just appalling.