Everybody is discussing the growing intolerance in our state right now where a political ire was confronted by Shah Rukh Khan for pointing out ‘extreme intolerance’ . But Aamir Khan clearly does not prevent from expressing his view that is powerful about the same. Breaking his silence on the raging argument over actions of intolerance, Aamir has talked in durations about the “alarm” and despondency within the rise in such instances in the past six to eight months.
In a current occasion, a troubled Aamir revealed how a sense of “insecurity” and “anxiety” has seeped deep within society as well as in his family.
# “(Wife) Kiran 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.
#Talking about the communal protests, he said he would endorse any protest that is non-violent. “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.”
#The protests, he noted, were prompted by a growing atmosphere of intolerance around the creative community and the growing sense of insecurity and disappointment over it.
#Adds the actor, “As an individual, as a citizen, certainly I have also been alarmed, I can’t deny it, by a number of incidents. 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.”
#”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.”