Intolerance Debate in India is Becoming “Chaotic”: AR Rahman

Following criticisms on Aamir Khan’s comment on intolerance in India, AR Rahman says protests should be non-violent.

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Music composer AR Rahman (Photo courtesy: The News Minute)

On Tuesday, composer AR Rahman said the intolerance debate in India is becoming “chaotic”, adding “we should set an example by resorting to non-violent ways to protest”.

Any type of revolt should be classical. It is becoming very chaotic. People are hitting each other. We should set an example because we come from the land of Mahatma Gandhi. We have shown the world how all revolution can be done without violence.
AR Rahman, Composer

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s comments on the state of intolerance in India created quite a stir. Earlier this month, Shah Rukh Khan also faced public wrath over his “extreme intolerance” comment. He was also called “Pakistani agent” by Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi.

Rahman had also faced religious resistance from Islamic clerics over his decision to compose the music of Muhammad: The Messenger of God.

I have gone through something similar sometime ago. And I then also mentioned that nothing should be violent. We all are ultra civilised people. It is a chaotic protest . We should show to the world that we are one of the most civilised culture.
AR Rahman, Composer

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