Aamir Khan’s ‘intolerance’ controversy: Court dismisses petition seeking criminal case



A criminal petition was filed against Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for making a comment about “growing intolerance” in India, back in 2015. The court has now dismissed the petition in its recent hearing.

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  • Aamir Khan had shared his concerns about the “growing intolerance” in India, back in 2015
  • The superstar had not only faced severe backlash on the internet but it also landed him in a legal soup
  • The court; however; has finally granted him relief by dismissing the petition demanding criminal case against him

Aamir Khan gets relief as the Chattisgarh High Court dismisses the criminal petition filed against the superstar for making “intolerant” remark about India in one of his earlier interviews. The complainant Dipak Diwan had sought action against Khan for offences under Section 153A and 153B of the Indian Penal Code. He had reportedly alleged that AK’s remarks led to communal disharmony and were against national integration.

By an order passed on November 23, a single bench of Justice Sanjay K Agrawal dismissed the revision petition by calling it “meritless” and “substanceless.”

“I do not find any merit in the instant petition. It deserves to be and is accordingly dismissed, being substanceless and merit­less as well”, said the Bench as reported by LiveLaw.

In November 2015, Aamir had joined the chorus against the growing atmosphere of intolerance in the country, saying that he was “alarmed” by the number of incidents with his wife Kiran Rao even suggesting that they leave the country. “When I sit at home and talk to Kiran, 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”, said Aamir.

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