Sedition case registered against Amir Khan over anti National Comments

MUMBAI: 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 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). The actor’s remarks on intolerance had created a sense of fear within the society and had the potential of causing unrest among communities. Mr. Khan’s remarks could be misused to promote the message that India was an ‘insecure’ nation and did not protect its people, the lawyer said. Mr. Dixit had earlier filed a case against the actor for the posters of his blockbuster film PK citing nudity. Even as Mr. Khan sought to clarify his remarks, he continued to face attacks from right-wing parties, in particular the BJP, whose members burned his effigy in Kanpur and shouted slogans against the actor. The SP chief supported Mr. Khan’s right to express his views. “Aamir has expressed his opinion. In India, everyone has the right to speak his heart. That is the best thing about Indian democracy...” Reference: Times of India