Intolerance row: Lawyer slaps 'sedition' charges on Aamir Khan

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has been slapped with sedition charges in Kanpur sessions court for his 'intolerance' statement and the hearing is set to take place on December 1.

Advocate Manoj Kumar Dixit, who filed the case against Aamir Khan, said his 'anti-national' statement amounts to sedition

The case has been filed under IPC section 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds) 153 B (Imputations) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief).

Earlier, speaking at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir had expressed alarm and despondency over the rise in cases displaying intolerance in the last six to eight months.

He had said that a sense a sense of 'insecurity' and 'fear' had seeped deep within society.

"When I go home and talk to Kiran (Aamir's wife), for the first time she says, 'Should we move out of India?'" Aamir Khan said.

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  • Raji25-Nov-2015

    Every citizen has his/her right to express his views, the incidents in the past may have upset Amir Khan and his family, afterall they are humanJust as we were all upset when the Nirbhaya incident happened.Looking at the feedback from Netizens -I am afraid we are proving Amir Khan right.

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