Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has received flak from his political rivals for his controversial comments on actor Aamir Khan.
Parrikar on Saturday had called Aamir arrogant adding that anyone who spoke against the country must be taught a lesson.
“How come people get guts or courage to speak against the country? “Such people who speak against the country need to be taught a lesson by the people of this country,” he added.
Parrikar also indicated that a team was ordering and returning goods from Snapdeal — a company the actor was associated with — to create pressure on both.
Right-wing supporters had claimed to have downgraded the Snapdeal’s rating on App store after Aamir’s reported comments on growing intolerance.
This confession has caused a huge backlash on social media users condemning the defence minister for acting in an undignified manner.
This dominated the social media conversation since Sunday morning with Aamir Khan remaining a top Twitter trend.
Here are some reactions:
Is alarming that our defence is in the hands of this hate monger who wants those who disagree to be taught a lesson!https://t.co/HPdG8V2lS1
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 31, 2016
Wow! Thought he was a sane among Sanghi gang. Why does this gang always sound so violent? https://t.co/4pn0fOds2J
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) July 31, 2016
Ladies & gentlemen, introducing the defence minister of the country who threatens fellow citizens for speaking out: https://t.co/e3wOQNouU4
— Rohini Singh (@Rohinisgh_ET) July 31, 2016
Parrikar has only confirmed what we've known: use of cyber-mobs to lynch those daring to question u. Regret is a new eco startup succumbing
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) July 31, 2016
In which the Defence Minister seems to know about 'team' behind Snapdeal-Aamir boycott. https://t.co/sdaPGBEsFA
— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) July 31, 2016
Is @manoharparrikar job to protect India from external aggressors like Pakistan or threaten fellow countrymen like actor Aamir Khan?
— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 31, 2016
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) July 31, 2016
Manohar Parriker's irresponsible comments on @aamir_khan need to be condemned in the strictest terms.Manufactured propaganda Must End!!!!
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) July 31, 2016
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 31, 2016
— Pierre Fitter (@pierrefitter) July 31, 2016
A smart IITian, distinguished CM & present Defense Minister @manoharparrikar or lowlifes of ecosystem?
Is that a choice ? Duh!
— रमण मूर्ति (@ramana1729) August 1, 2016
.@manoharparrikar Before teaching lesson to any fellow Indian Citizen Kindly take few lessons of Indian Constitution…
— Aliuddin (@AliuddinAquil) August 1, 2016