India is one country, where under the garb of Freedom of Speech one can get away with any thing, even murder, literally if your additional qualification is that you belong to a minority community, meaning not a Hindu!
And if you are a tinsel God, your word is the Bible, even if you have just touched the shadows of an educational institution.
You can air your views that were a part of bed room talk between a husband and wife.
I have ceased writing on these issues for quite some time as they are trivial , it seemed to me.
But the recent non sensical discussion on Intolerance in India forces me write for leaving these gentlemen’s statements uncontested makes them bolder and as Goebbels dictum goes, the more audacious the lie, more likely that it will be believed.
I read an article in the Tamizhaka Arasiyal , a Tamil Political bi weekly from Chennai which answers most of the issues raised by Amir Khan on intolerance in India.
The article was titled Three Idiots.
His statement that the present situation in India made his wife wonder whether India is a safer place live and whether they should consider relocating.
The article is well written and I am writing this article based on the Tamil Article.
It is difficult to catch the flavour of the original nor the force of the article in English.
I shall attempt.
‘ I am worried about the future of our children’
Said Kiran Rao Mohammad Amir Hussein Khan, wife of the Tinsel town Hero Amir Khan.
This, the 50-year-old actor disclosed in the Goenka Award function, alluding to the recent ‘incidents’ in India, which to him and his wife was a cause for concern.
While no body can deny the right of Mr.Khan to express his views in a country like India,a democracy, it is what he left unsaid is more pungent that is bound have an impact on people who treat him as a demi God.
He could have stated that the recent incidents had hurt him,
Stray incidents are blown out of proportions,
In a vast country with over 23 languages and different practices, these small issues are bound to be and these should be condemned,
Or he could have said, as another legend of actor, Kamal Hassan did ( who normally takes shot at Hinduism in his movies ,though carefully skirting around Islam or Christianity), that beef eating is a matter of personal choice.
But the great Khan said neither.
Well, one can not expect anything better from one who has just touched the shadow of an educational institution!
He had not said as to which of these incidents had directly ‘threatened ‘ his child’s future. he could/should have.
An honest Man would have.
One who had a taken a Movie PK where Hindu Gods were insulted, where Lord Shiva was portrayed as hiding behind a Toilet should pause.
Had he portrayed Gods of other Religions even in a slightly satirical fashion, especially Prophet, would he be alive today?
Mind you, this movie was released by the Censor Board of India, when the much maligned Hindutva Party, BJP is in power!
When some objected to the portrayal of Hindu Gods in PK thus, it was Hindus who raised their voice against this.
Does he remember that One Yousuf Khan had to change his name to a Hindu name so that he could be accepted by the masses.
He was the Legendary Dilip Kumar!
Which party was in power then?
Definitely not BJP
He could have expressed his concern about the incidents .
.No. he did not.
How could one who was appointed as the Ambassador was Clean India drive, Swach Bharat, by the same BJP Government?
Was he not threatened then?
Was he not concerned when his Hindu bashing movie raked in 300 Crore at the Box Office?
How come he had a heart to sow the seeds of poison among the Muslims of India, I am talking of normal Muslims, who partake food, functions and even in Temple festivals?
The irony is that Khan’s first wife Reena and his second wife Kiran Rao are Hindus.
Had he been in Saudi, Pakistan, can his wives call themselves this way, mixing up Hindu and Muslim names?
Well, if you have deicided to move away from India, which is intolerant, you could have, to liberal regimes like Saudi Arabia or Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia, where people are killed in the name of Law and Order in Public or by terrorists,
Pakistan where one does not know when the next attack would come.
Or To Europe or USA where Islamophobia is ranging, where in the US there is, on an average one Public shooting a Day in this year, or where a Black child was shot dead for carrying a Knife!
Despite these incidents in the US, US citizens did not consider moving away from the US,
Instead, they have made Obama, a Muslim as their President.
In India we revere Dr. Zakir Husssian, Abdul Kalam, Fakhruddin Alil Ahmed former Presidents of India,Nawab of Pataudi,Azharuddin, Bismiilah Khan, Mammotty,Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan, Salman Khan ,
We see them as Indians, and not merely as Muslims!
Well, if you are an Indian by heat these thoughts would not even crossed your mind.
If you had a bed room discussion, better keep it there.
India may not be filthy rich .
It has economic inequalities.
Its roads are not clean.
Might be there have been instances of the sort he mentioned here and there.
Should we not correct them?
Does it mean that one think of running away?
One does not change Fathers because one’s is not as handsome as the neighbour’s.
Did Amir Khan about the ruckus created by Muslims during the release of Kamal Hassan’s film Viswaroopam , where a scene was objected to by an unruly crowd?
Mr.Khan, if you do not like Narendra Modi, you may attack his policies( Amir Khan earlier stated he did not like Modi or his policies), as Shatrughan Sinha, a BJP big wig does.
But nobody bothers Shatrughan for he does not promote Sedition and spoils religious harmony.
You need the claps of Indians , their money and at the slightest possible excuse you want to run away?
We have another gentleman in Shah Rukh Khan who said that India is sliding back to Dark Ages( TV interview)
Being secular has become dangerous.
He has not been able to practice his religion Islam in India.
As when he entered into a brawl with women and cricket staff at the IPL, pitch drunk?
Islam promotes Drinking and public brawl?
Part of practicing your religion?
When Shah Rukh Khan was questioned by Income Tax for irregularities in his Club Kolkatta Knight Riders, Modi is blamed for targeting Shah Rukh!
A guy who killed people sleeping on the footpath by his drunken driving and changed his version so much that one thinks the Car was driving itself!
His movies were banned in Pakistan.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan for making reference to the terrorist Hafiz Sayed!
How come these gentlemen kept quite when,
Pakistan army butchered Bangladeshis in 1971?
When Professor Joseph’s Hand was cut off in Kerala by Muslims?
Subsequent to Dadri episode Mr. Poojary was killed in Public in Mangalore?
When Snapdeal apps was uninstalled by over 100000 people, Amir Khan says he has no intention of leaving India!
These guys, sensitive, socially conscious?
Translated from Tamizhaka Arasiyal dated 2/12/2015