When I chat with Kiran at home, she says 'Should we move out of India?'

Aamir becomes latest Khan to trend for comments on intolerance
news Intolerance debate Monday, November 23, 2015 - 23:46

After Shah Rukh Khan, it was Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s turn to speak on the discussion of whether intolerance was growing in the country.

On Monday, the actor while speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi said that he has been alarmed by a number of incidences. Speaking on terrorism, Khan said that it was wrong to label people as Islamic or Hindu terrorist.

Khan’s quotes:

"As an individual, as part of this country as a citizen, we read in the papers what is happening, we see it on the news and certainly, I have been alarmed. I can't deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents.”

"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.”

“When you see a person committing violence, the first mistake we make is labeling them Islamic terrorist/Hindu terrorist. This is wrong.”

"A number of creative people — historians, scientists — increasingly had a certain feeling in them, which they felt they need to express. For creative people, one of the ways of expressing their dissatisfaction or their disappointment is to return their awards. I think that's one way of getting your point across.” (On the trend of returning awards).

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