Continuing the debacle of opinion. One opinion that has messed with the country right now is that Aamir Khan’s wife thinks that our country is going intolerant. As Paresh Rawal rightly once said: “Patni hai ki Panauti hai”. Even snapdeal is feeling the heat of the Dil ki deal it did with Aamir.
Statement like these implicate that the minority is scared of the conservative(right wing) government. The elite Media has created an environment that is trying to create an opinion among the citizens of India that since the BJP has come to power it means that the minorities will suffer. I think that the conservative government in India is more liberal than the liberal wing(if there is one) in the nations controlled by these minorities.
Having said that, quoting Joey “It’s a Moo Point”. We should not make this comparison because we are Indians and the day we start comparing ourselves to these nation all hope will be lost. India is and has been a tolerant country and everyone should stick to this fact. We have been an tolerant nation since long and that’s the reason we co-exist even after being such a diverse nation. Our country is a like the world of Marvel where we have many people of influence who do not agree on everything but eventually work for the better. We have even accommodated Hulk ideologies in our society and still we are intolerant. Misquoting LFMAO famous song: I am an Indian and I know it. And I am proud of it.
I believe that bulk of the Indian media is liberal (left) which is giving unnecessary air to these unrelated events of intolerance. If you discuss the same thing all day long it feels that our country is very bad and everything is going wrong. I totally agree that these things should be condemned and people have a right to protest in a non-violent way but making it the talking agenda portrays all of us Indian as Intolerant.Which we are not. It’s like Mundunglus Fletcher’s acts defining what Order of Phoenix stands for, which is outright wrong and ridiculous.
Whatever Aamir Khan said is his opinion and there might be a reason for him feeling that way. He has even given a clarifying position on his stand.I think he deeply cares about the country and has exercised his right to free speech effectively in the past to raise the issues he cares about deeply. Even after doing everything he could for the Nights Watch Jon Snow was stabbed by his brothers after taking a stand that was better for the seven kingdom but did not sit well with his own brothers. Apparently he knew nothing of how his brothers might react. Extreme opinion and actions never serve any good.
The only problem I have is with the greed of the people. The greed of the politicians, big media houses and big corporations for money and power and their use of religion to meet this purpose. Religion has been used long and in many instances by people in position to manipulate the commons to meet their purpose. Why don’t we learn from history (its right in front of our eyes). I guess it is human tendency to believe what others say rather than checking facts for themselves before forming an opinion. The most dangerous opinion are the ones that are based on wrong facts. I believe India being an intolerant nation is one such opinion.