He also criticized the ruling BJP for not preventing its members from making "inciting" statements.

Dont threaten Aamir for speaking the truth says Sitaram Yechury
Flix Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 17:53

After all the out-rage on social media against actor Aamir Khan for speaking against intolerance in the country, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has come ahead in support of the actor.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Sitaram Yechury said that Aamir Khan should not be threatened for “speaking the truth.” He also criticized the ruling BJP for not preventing its members from making "inciting" statements.

He said, "Now an actor has spoken fearlessly - will the BJP admit it was a manufactured charge, and it was due to Bihar polls, why people were speaking up? It's not about elections but India. No one must feel insecure. Must hear these voices & reflect, not hurl counter- accusations.

He added, "Indians aren't intolerant. But the government is seen to be silent & not stopping its members' statements & incitement. That is the issue," the Rajya Sabha member, who has moved a notice for a debate on "intolerance" for discussion during winter session of Parliament, said in his tweets.

Here are the tweets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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