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When Sanjay Dutt had performed the ‘Muslim victimhood card’ for political acquire

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When Sanjay Dutt had played the 'Muslim victimhood card' for political gain

Ever since Aryan Khan was arrested throughout a rave celebration onboard a cruise, the cabal of left-liberals had come out in his defence.
One of the methods adopted by the foyer to offer a clear chit to Shahrukh Khan’s son, even earlier than the conclusion of the investigation, was to put emphasis on his Muslim id. After Aryan was denied bail by the Esplanade Magistrate Court in Mumbai, the cabal began pushing the brand new narrative that Khan was being punished for ‘being a Muslim’.
Scores of ‘liberals’ took to Twitter, extending their assist to the ‘Happy New Year’ actor and conjecturing that Aryan Khan has been ‘targeted’ as a way to get again at Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, for ‘being a Muslim’.
However, the perpetual ‘Muslim victimhood’ card shouldn’t be restricted to Leftist media individuals alone.
About a decade in the past, a well known actor had tried to use the faith of his mom to detract individuals’s consideration from his position within the 1993 bomb blasts. He was none apart from Sanjay Dutt.
The yr was 2009. The Bollywood actor went to Uttar Pradesh to marketing campaign for native Samajwadi celebration chief Arshad Jamal, forward of the Lok Sabha polls. At that point, Dutt was additionally the General Secretary of the celebration.
During his marketing campaign, Sanjay Dutt admitted that he was booked beneath the stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, additionally known as TADA. However, Dutt additionally claimed that he was tortured, following the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, as a result of he was ‘born to a Muslim mother’. Sanjay Dutt is the son of actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis.
Screengrab of the Indian Express report
A report within the Indian Express courting again to February 19, 2009, learn, “I am quite happy to meet the family with whom my father spent some cherished moments, he (Sanjay Dutta) said, insisting that Lucknow was a second home to him. He also minced no words to remind his audience that his mother was a Muslim.”
Screenshot from Financial Express reportFollowing his provocative remarks, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered towards Sanjay Dutt and celebration chief Arshad Jamal by the Mau district police. A cost sheet was additionally filed earlier than the native courtroom, which later issued summons to the duo on December 10, 2010.
Interestingly, Aryan Khan is being given a move by the identical Bollywood foyer which as soon as stood firmly with Dutt. The ‘Munnabhai’ actor was arrested for possession of unlawful weapons that got to him by underworld gaster Abu Salem. It should be talked about that Salem was liable for orchestrating the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in 1993.
When the movie fraternity batted for Sanjay Dutt
On July 4, 1994, Sanjay Dutt was remanded to judicial custody for his involvement within the Mumbai Bomb blasts. He was arrested beneath the provisions laid down by the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act(TADA). By night, the information trickled in all through the trade. Shah Rukh Khan, who was taking pictures for a industrial shoot, hurried to the Dutt residence at midnight.
Director Ramgopal Verma and actors Jackie Shroff and Gulshan Grover hightailed it to Mumbai from Hyderabad. A gathering was convened by the Cine Artistes’ Association at chief Asha Parekh’s home the next day.
The shock of Sanjay’s arrest had despatched ripples throughout the film trade. By the subsequent morning, i.e July 6, your complete Bollywood trade was mobilised to increase their assist for the actor. The turnout was astonishing as a number of high Bollywood personalities, from Dilip Kumar to Yash Chopra and Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, to Saif Ali Khan, Mahesh Bhatt, Saira Banu, Karishma Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Randhir Kapoor and several other others had come to the Thane Jail as a mark of solidarity for Sanjay Dutt. Film director Mukul Anand had printed 1,000 posters in a single day declaring “Sanju, we’re with u.”
The Bollywood solidarity at Thane Jail was simply the beginning. Industry stalwarts had deliberate a number of methods to evoke public sympathy for the actor. About Rs 7 lakh had been raised to print posters and run a media marketing campaign in assist of Sanjay Dutt.
Music corporations gave their hoarding area whereas theatres agreed to interrupt exhibits with slides in assist of the actor. A well-coordinated marketing campaign was run to reinforce the battered picture of Sanjay Dutt by specializing in the social causes he had been related to prior to now.
Arrested beneath TADA for harbouring unlawful weapons, Sanjay Dutt had spent 18 months in jail whereas the trial was happening. The Supreme Court had convicted Dutt in 2013 and had sentenced him to five years in jail. Dutt spent 3 years in Pune’s Yerawada jail and was lastly launched in 2016.
Sanjay Dutt had wished to contest within the 2009 basic elections too. But the Supreme Court had rejected his plea and had barred the actor from contesting in elections resulting from his involvement within the 1993 bomb blasts case.
Support for Aryan Khan and the immunity granted by one’s Muslim idenity
For years now, left-leaning “liberals” touted Bollywood as a totem of Hindu-Muslim unity, an trade they claimed transcended the spiritual boundaries and united individuals of all hues. But when Shah Rukh Khan’s son was arrested by a narcotics company, these moralising platitudes about Bollywood being a microcosm of Indian variety are shunned and swept beneath the carpet. A Bollywood actor is pigeonholed as a Muslim famous person in order to perpetuate the Muslim victimhood narrative that the left has mastered through the years.