A complaint with charges of sedition, defamation, hurting religious feelings, and criminal intimidation against the Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao, was filed in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate on Friday. The court has fixed the next date on December 14, for hearing statement.
Aamir Khan has been in the media for a long time after his statement over intolerance at New Delhi.
Aamir Khan’s recent comments have provoked a furious backlash, after he admitted that he considered quitting India after “rising intolerance” caused his wife to fear for their child.
“Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India?”, Khan, 50, who is Muslim, told a media awards ceremony on Monday night. “She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet.”
Lawyers said, “Such a statement by Aamir Khan has dented the image of country worldwide and he should be chastised for it.”
A new complaint has been lodged against Aamir Khan by a group of lawyers at MP Nagar police station in Bhopal.
The complaint against was filed by a local lawyer Kamlesh Chandra Tripathi against Khan and his wife, under sections 124 A (sedition), 500 (punishment for defamation), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code.
Report summary against Aamir Khan: He must be booked section 124 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (sedition). His comments amounts to sedition and that is why I had filed a complaint, Soni said. INDORE: A local lawyer has moved the district court with a petition seeking to book bollywood star Amir Khan for sedition in making remarks about intolerance in India. “Amir Khan’s comments sends a message that India is inherently an intolerant country. “Khan’s comments attempts to bring hatred towards a government that is established by the law, under section 124 of the IPC, this can be seen as an act of sedition.