Friday, November 27, 2015

Rs 1 Lakh award to ‘Slap’ Aamir Khan…Isn’t this the height of Intolerance in India?

Ever since Aamir Khan spoke his heart out on the growing intolerance in India he has become a butt of criticism. After outrageous remarks, labeling him of being Anti-Indian, protests outside his house, burning of his effigies; the latest in the series is the appalling announcement of Rs 1 lakh award to anybody who dares to slap Aamir Khan!!! 

Of course the award is announced by none other but the radical Hindu outfit Shiv Sena, an ally of ruling BJP in Maharashtra, who is known for being frontrunner in trouncing the image of any Muslim celebrity mired in any controversy. 

Interestingly not long ago renowned an ndian historian, Romila Thapar peeved at growing intolerance in India had made a sensational remark condemning extremist group and boldly targeted politicians for pampering these extremist forces to create disharmony in the country.

In her remark she bravely lambasted, “We are now a society that fears the terror of extremist groups. They are terrorists, their function is to evoke terror and spread fear in various communities by killing and threatening people, while their patrons in mainstream politics protect them.”

The statement is really daring as it openly calls the extremist forces as ‘Terrorists’ and clearly declares India as ‘society of fear’! 

But what is worth underling is that despite such an audacious statement Romila Thapar went sought free, while poor Aamir Khan, who did not even talk of intolerance nor used the word 'religion' became target of being Anti-Indian and now rewards are being announced to slap him!!! 

Further what is perplexing is that on one hand the BJP and its allies deny the existence of intolerance in India; on the other hand, daily an instance of growing instance crops up and becomes a heated debate on electronic media and print. Open any newspaper or switch any news channel and one is subjected to abysmal debates on increasing radicalism and declining secularism. 

Indeed the situation is worth pondering and with the ugly Aamir Khan’s episode and no action being taken against such extremist forces it appears all efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going in drain. 

If the fringe forces of the BJP allies keeps hijacking the secularism of the country than how can foreign nationals invest in a country that is intolerant? 

When the nation is still fighting communal rivalry and finding solace in petite matters like humiliating iconic figures like Aamir Khan than how do we expect India to compete with developed countries???

Aamir Khan’s female fan could not bear her heartthrob’s humiliation; commits suicide!!!

The nation may be condemning Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for his remark on growing intolerance in India and his alleged statement regarding leaving the country but a female fan of Aamir Khan has proved that Aamir Khan is still their heartthrob! 

Though it may come as a stunner but it is a fact that a woman fan of Aamir Khan has sacrificed her life for the actor after being peeved by the nation’s humiliation and disgrace meted out to her favorite superstar, Aamir Khan! 

According to reports the bizarre incident happened in Jabalpur, (Madhya Pradesh), where a couple got engaged in a heated argument over Aamir Khan's stance on the growing intolerance in India. 

The husband mocked Aamir Khan for leaving the country but alas his scorn for the superstar was taken seriously by his wife, an ardent fan of Aamir Khan. She was so peeved by the contempt of her favored actor that in anger she committed suicide by consuming poison!!!

According to Kotwali police station inspector Praful Shrivastava, the deceased Sonal Pandey, 30, is a resident of Lahri Apartments in Jabalpur town. Briefing media about the tragic incident he said, “Sonal Pandey and her husband Mayank were discussing about the newspaper reports about Aamir Khan alleging to leave India due to growing intolerance.”

He added, “The discussion slowly turned into a heated exchange of verbal brawls when Mayank ridiculed Aamir Khan of being a coward and leaving the country on his wife’s advice! Sonam was infuriated at the humiliation of his dear actor and in sheer fury she ran upstairs and locked herself inside a room”

Initially Mayank did not take her wife’s action seriously but when she began screaming for help Mayank rushed to her rescue and found her vomiting vigorously. He rushed her to nearby hospital but doctors could not save her as she had consumed heavy dose of poison. 

The incident may be hard to believe but this is India where people make temples for their superstar and even lie down their life for their pride! While on the other hand they are ready to even kill their favorite stars on being incited by vested political leaders!