The Chhattisgarh High Court, on 26 November, in a big relief for Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, has rejected the criminal
petition filed against the actor after he had made a controversial statement on intolerance in the year 2015.
The petition against him was filed by Deepak Divan of Raipur.
The petition was, however, quashed, by Justice Sanjay K Agrawal terming it ‘meritless and substanceless’.
The problem rose because of a statement Aamir Khan made in a TV show about he and his wife Kiran would prefer leaving the country. A compliant was first filed in the lower court by Deepak Divan against the statement, which was dismissed. Thereafter, Divan filed a revision petition which too was dismissed by the Sessions Court. Thereafter, since the revision petition was also rejected, Divan moved his petition to the High Court through Advocate Amikant Tiwari.
The High Court, while hearing the case, the statement given by any person if determines to threaten the integrity and security of a country,
the matter is to be investigated by the Center and the State Government. Therefore, no person can be allowed to interfere in this matter.
In his petition, Divan demanded action against Khan for offences under Section 153-A and Section 153-B, of Indian Penal Code.
Aamir Khan had said: “Due to the atmosphere of intolerance in the country, he and his wife are afraid of living in India.” However, his statement was a matter of discussion everywhere. He was trolled a lot because of all this on social media. Many big names of Bollywood were also against Aamir’s statement.