1. Shah Rukh Khan ‘finest example of secularism’ in India: Congress

Shah Rukh Khan ‘finest example of secularism’ in India: Congress

Asserting that actor Shah Rukh Khan is the 'finest example of secularism' in India, the Congress Party on Wednesday said the country is going towards a disastrous situation because of the growing intolerance.

By: | Published: November 4, 2015 2:38 PM

Asserting that actor Shah Rukh Khan is the ‘finest example of secularism’ in India, the Congress Party on Wednesday said the country is going towards a disastrous situation because of the growing intolerance.

Congress leader P.C. Chacko advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to the sane advice and voice of the country.

“If they don’t agree with the Congress we have no problem, but the non-political people coming out must be heard,” he said.

The Congress leader also took a jibe at BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya and controversial Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi for their unwarranted criticism of Shah Rukh Khan.

“Thankfully, neither Vijayvargiya nor Sadhvi Prachi is deciding the fate of this country.

Even if this is the opinion of the Bharatiya Janata Party, it is not going to be implemented. And Mr. Khan is the finest example of secularism in India and he has reflected the opinion of the people. He said what he did not for or against any party because the people feel frustrated and feel that the social equilibrium of the country is shattered,” he said.

“Every kind of intolerance we can see in the society, intolerance against food, intolerance against religion, intolerance against political party, intolerance against the descending opinion. So the country is going towards a disastrous situation,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders criticism of the Bollywood actor as ‘unfortunate’.

“It is unfortunate. Each person is free in the country to express his or her view. The way the BJP leaders are asking Shah Rukh Khan to go Pakistan is very wrong according to me. Maybe they don’t know the past of Shahrukh Khan’s family,” said NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik.

“Shah Rukh Khan’s family led the Azad Hind Fauj and fought for the country’s independence. Advising such a family to go to Pakistan is not right at all. They need to understand that in 1947 the Muslims of this country identified Gandhi as their leader and not Jinnah and that is why they are here and will stay here,” he added.

Shah Rukh Khan had joined the debate swirling around ‘intolerance’ on his 50th birthday, when he told a leading news channel that there was ‘nothing worse than religious intolerance and that it would take India to the Dark Ages’.

“Our religion cannot be defined or showed respect to by our meat-eating habits. How banal and silly is that,” he said, supporting the views of writers, filmmakers and others who have returned their awards in protest against the rising intolerance.

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  1. A
    Nov 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm
    Interesting fact- Shah Rukh Khan is a family friend of Robert Vadra- even before he married Priyanka hi. Later on, SRK naturally used this connection to get close to his. For Congress, dynasty first!
    1. E
      Nov 5, 2015 at 9:26 am
      how much did you bribe SRK to make this drama scene, we should handover another award to SRK for his excellent acting skills to create this great scene. don't be so Naive Congress and we are not fools to believe all these dramas. we know how much rehearsal you guys must have done to hold such a drama scene...bravo!! excellent. secondly, I have a piece of advice to the party in power. Just ignore these creepy characters and dramas and go with the flow. if there is intolerance and hatred. you guys should also clear and state that you pity and love to make a harmonious atmosphere rather than being quiet and engrossed with the work. because when we are busy with work and don't make a statement, such creepy enies in the country are gaining mileage and will even go to the extent of degrading the national character of the country. on a lighter vein, I cd only like to state the lines of Ezekeil 25:17 from the movie "pulp fiction" if anyone try to with the country and distort the philosophy "....you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee"
      1. P
        Nov 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm
        As far as tolerance is concerned, we know the level of Sharukh Khan when he abused a poor security guard who was just doing his duty.

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