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Aamir should visit his native village to witness love, communal harmony: BJP

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Lucknow: BJP on Thursday advised Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is embroiled in controversy over his remarks on intolerance, to visit his ancestral village Akhtiyaarpur in Hardoi district and see for himself with how much love and harmony people live there.

“People of Akhtiyaarpur are looking for Aamir. He should visit his village Ahktiyaarpur and see with how much love and harmony people live there,” BJP national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters here.

He said that Aamir left the village at an early age and joined Bollywood, but people there still believe in ‘Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb’, a term used to describe mutually participatory co-existence of Hindu and Muslim culture.

Hussain said, “Whenever his new film is scheduled to be released, he is very much in discussion.”

He said the actor has given a good statement that he was proud of India. “But India is not such that even a thought should crop up in his mind that he should leave the country. He should not harbour such a thought.

“There is no fear. I have already said he is not afraid, but making people afraid,” he said.

—PTI