Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members on Wednesday protested against the ongoing shooting of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s film Raees in the district, for his earlier remarks on “intolerance”. Around 20 – 30 VHP activists had on Tuesday 2nd February, 2016 handed over a minute to district officers and demanded withdrawal of the permission given for the shooting of the film.
On Wednesday 3rd February, 2016 they protested outside the district Collector’s office pressing for the same demand. They shouted slogans against the actor and also burnt and tore his posters. From the Collector’s office they wanted to go to the place where the shooting is on, which is on the outskirts of the Bhuj city, but Police Sub – inspector have stopped them and distributed them.
According to VHP general secretary said that Shah Rukh Khan will never be forgiven by VHP if he speaks about non – existence and intolerance and this country gave him name and fame so he should think about his country.
Today there is news that a Hindu temple was attacked and destroyed in Pakistan. Why they are not giving any statement on the intolerance there. In December last year, workers of right wing organisations had staged protest against Khan in Gujarat, Rajasthan states and called for a boycott of his film Dilwale on the same issue.
Shah Rukh Khan had entered the ongoing debate on intolerance on 2 November last year by expressing that there was “extreme intolerance” in the country.
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