2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year

Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 11:28
  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Our religion cannot be defined or showed respect to by our meat-eating habits. How banal and silly is that. There was nothing worse than religious intolerance. It would take India to the Dark Ages -- Shah Rukh Khan (Pic/AFP)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    When I chat with Kiran at home, she says 'Should we move out of India?' That's a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day - Aamir Khan
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    It is very shameful that a 2.5-year-old child is being raped and children are being burnt. Any punishment is less for a crime like rape, but we need to think what is the truth behind the rape of a 2.5-year-old. The truth is this mobile (phone), the content that you get to see on this for free - Azam Khan (Pic/Bipin Kokate)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    There was a Ram temple in Ayodhya and it will exist there in the future, too, and with a grand look. The work to give it a grand look will be completed by 2019, before Lok Sabha polls - Sakshi Maharaj
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    As long as Muslim votes are for sale, the community will remain backward and its leaders will become rich. Owaisi bhai is doing politics of Muslim votes and we don't know if it will benefit him or the community, but it will harm the country - Sanjay Raut (Pic/Shadab Khan)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    People like Mother Teresa did good work and service. But the aim was to convert the poor to Christianity. This kind of service is devalued if conversions are done in the name of service or work - Mohan Bhagwat
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Every child is born a Muslim. His parents and society convert him to other religions. Islam is the real home of all religions. There is no forced conversion in Islam. It is you who need to come home, but we can't give you money for that - Asaduddin Owaisi (Pic/PTI
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    If someone throws stones at a dog, the government is not responsible. It was a feud between two families, the matter in under inquiry -- VK Singh on Dalit killings (Pic/Pradeep Dhivar)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    The kind of dance been shown in the film is wrong. They have never danced and neither has Shrimant Bajirao danced. I have objection with the songs, 'Pinga' and 'Malhaar'. Also, the lyrics of 'Pinga' are unacceptable. The makers of the film have never consulted us to get any detail on the great warrior. So we want them to show us the film before its release: Udaysinh Peshwa, descendant of Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa (Pic/Bipin Kokate)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Tipu Sultan would have enjoyed Shivaji's status if he was a Hindu: Girish Karnad (Pic/Satish Badiger)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Let them sit in Australia and talk about their pitches. Tell them not to waste their time about Indian tracks. Come and play here - Ravi Shastri on the pitch controversy (Pic/Pradeep Dhivar)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Jab gaadi chalti hai,kutta niche chalta hai, Kutta samajhta hai gaadi mere bharose chal rahi hai," Kailash Vijayvargiya on Shatrughan Sinha (Pic/Atul Kamble)
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    Had Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and other leaders been to Doon school, had... a foreign English accent, then these privileged class people would not have said anything against them - Chetan Bhagat (Pic/Nimesh Dave)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Don't get me wrong, but I think Sachin didn't do justice to his talent. I always thought he could have done much more than what he did," Dev was quoted as saying by the 'Khaleej Times'. "He (Sachin) got stuck with Bombay cricket. He didn't apply himself to the ruthless international cricket. I think he should have spent more time with Vivian Richards than some of the Bombay guys who played just neat and straight cricket -- Kapil Dev (Pic/Sameer) Markande
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    Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life - Donald Trump, calling for a complete ban of Muslims in the US (Pic/ Sayyed Sameer Abedi)
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  • 2015 in Pictures: Controversial quotes of the year
    Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai (If a dog sleeps on the road, he'll die a dog's death. Roads are not poor people's property) I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd -- Singer Abhijeet on Twitter, supporting Salman Khan during the 2002 hit-and-run trial
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From politicians to Bollywood stars and sportspersons, a look at controversial statements that made news during the course of 2015, for the right as well as the wrong reasons

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