Sunday, November 8, 2015

Anupam Kher Leads March Against 'Intolerance' Protests

Anupam Kher Leads March
Against 'Intolerance' Protests
NEW DELHI:  Actor Anupam Kher led a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday, 7th November 2015, in New Delhi to protest against the voices being raised over "intolerance" in the country.

Mr Kher, director Madhur Bhandarkar and painter Vasudev Kamath were among 11 members who handed over a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee. Mr Kher also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the evening.

The memorandum is signed by 90 public figures, including Kamal Haasan, Shekhar Kapur, Vidya Balan, Raveena Tandon and Vivek Oberoi besides, authors, former judges and musicians.

"Any brutal killing is condemnable. We strongly condemn it and expect swift justice. But if it is used by some people to attempt to defame India at the international platform, then we should be worried," Mr Kher said while reading out their letter to the President.

The actor said the protests, which began with writers returning their Sahitya Akademi awards, shows that rather than addressing their concerns through their respective fields, these people are using media to "hurt the spirit of India".

"Nobody has the right to call our country intolerant. We are secular people and don't believe in selective outrage," Mr Kher said this morning.

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