Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam earlier yesterday slammed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s “alarm” over extremism in India, saying he should “go to Pakistan” if “he does not want to stay here”, The Hindu reported.
The Indian actor on Monday had said he was “alarmed and shaken” by the number of incidents related to extremism in India.
Sena’s Ramdas Kadam said, “He was a celebrated actor till now. But now it seems that we handed over milk to a snake. If he does not want to stay here, he can go to Pakistan.”
Addressing an audience at the Ramnath Goenka journalism awards, Khan had said that he and his wife Kiran Rao do not feel the country safe for their children.
“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.”
Khan claimed that his sense of insecurity has increased in the past few months and laid stress upon the people in power to strongly condemn such incidents.
Security outside his home has been ramped up since he made the above statement.