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  1. Ban demand for Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’: BJP President Amit Shah sides with right-wing Hindu protesters?

Ban demand for Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’: BJP President Amit Shah sides with right-wing Hindu protesters?

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah was asked today about where he stands in the row in which Aamir Khan's 'PK' finds itself in

By: | Mumbai | Updated: January 4, 2015 7:53 AM
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Bajrang Dal activists detained for attempting to vandalize Pratap cinema screening Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ movie in Vadodara. (Inset: Amit Shah; Express Photo By Bhupendra Rana)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah was asked today about where he stands in the row in which Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ finds itself in – right wing Hindu outfits like Bajrang Dal are demanding a ban to be imposed on the movie for its objectionable content.

When asked about his reaction to the ongoing protests against Aamir Khan-starrer ‘PK’, Amit Shah said, “People have the freedom to do so (protest).”

Amit Shah was speaking during a press meet on talks being held with both PDP and NC over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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A broken glass display of Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ movie poster during a protest at a cinema hall in New Delhi. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

Elaborating on the J&K situation, he said, “Talks are on with both parties. There has been no fruitful outcome (yet).”

“We want to form government in Jammu & Kashmir,” Shah, who was here to review BJP’s membership drive in Maharashtra, said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Governor has set January 19 deadline for formation of the government in the state where PDP has emerged as the largest party with 28 seats in the 87-member Assembly but way short of a majority. BJP is the second largest party with 25 members.

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When asked about BJP’s impressive showing in the Jammu region but not in the Kashmir Valley, Shah said the party had got 25 seats in the state which was a “sizeable” number.

“Please don’t present this in a distorted manner. It would be nice if BJP won all seats it contested in all elections,” he said countering criticism over his party’s failure to open its account in the Valley.

On the raging row over re-conversions and ‘Ghar Wapsi’ programmes by right wing Hindu outfits, the BJP chief said the NDA government wants to bring in a law against forcible conversions.
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“BJP is against forcible conversions. Once the law is in place, conversions will stop automatically,” he said.
He also expressed confidence that BJP will get a “full majority” in Delhi Assembly polls.

Shah, who was recently discharged by a CBI court in the fake encounter killing cases of gangsters Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, refused to comment on the verdict. “I will not comment on this issue, my lawyers and party will,” he said.

Hindu outfits protest against Aamir Khan movie 'PK’ at Delite Cinema Hall in New Delhi. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Hindu outfits protest against Aamir Khan movie ‘PK’ at Delite Cinema Hall in New Delhi. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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