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Anupam Kher leads march against 'intolerance' protests at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 November 2015, 14:21 IST

Actor Anupam Kher today leads a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, protesting against the voices being raised over 'intolerance' in the country.

Kher claims that the intolerance debate is an attempt to malign the image of the country and is intended to target the Narendra Modi-led Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government at the Centre.

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

"I have right to go to the President and say that we don't feel India is intolerant. These talks can't happen only on Twitter/ Facebook, they need a personal presence," the actor added.

Urging people to join his march, Kher wrote on microblogging site Twitter, "Patriotism gives us a feeling of self worth. Join us on this historical day at National Museum, Janpath at 10am".

Kher will be joined by a string of artistes, writers and painters, including director Madhur Bhandarkar, Narendra Kohli, Ronu Majumdar, Chandraprakash Diwedi among others.

Kher had earlier written on Twitter- "This #AwardWapsiGang has not insulted the government, but the jury, the chairman of the jury and the audience who watched their films."

First published: 7 November 2015, 11:39 IST