Ceat Tires backlash against Diwali ad featuring Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan. photo credit: PTI

Aamir Khan. photo credit: PTI

Bangalore: Objecting to an advertisement by tire major CEAT Ltd in which actor Aamir Khan is seen advising people not to burst crackers on the roads, BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde has asked the company to “problem of blocking roads in the name of prayers”. also asked to solve. Noise emanating from mosques during azan.

In a letter to the company’s MD and CEO Anant Vardhan Goenka, he requested him to take note of the recent advertisement creating ‘unrest among Hindus’, and hoped that in future the organization would respect the ‘Hindu spirit’. “The recent advertisement of your company in which Aamir Khan is advising people not to burst crackers on the streets is giving a very good message. Your concern on public issues needs applause. In this regard, I would like to ask you on the streets. I request you to solve one more problem faced by the people i.e. roads are blocked by Muslims in the name of Namaz on Fridays and other important festivals.”

In a letter dated October 14, he said, it is a very common sight in many Indian cities where Muslims block busy roads and offer prayers, and at that time, vehicles such as ambulances and fire engines also get stuck in traffic. , causing ‘serious damage’. . Also, requesting Goenka to highlight the issue of noise pollution in the company’s advertisements, the Uttara Kannada MP said, “Every day when azaan is given, the mics on the top of mosques in our country make a loud noise.” ‘. “That sound is beyond the permissible limit. On Fridays, it is extended for some more time. This causes great inconvenience to people suffering from various ailments and rest, people working in different establishments and teachers teaching in classrooms. Actually, the list of victims is very long and only a few are mentioned here,” he said.

“Since you are very keen and sensitive towards the problems of the general public and you also belong to the Hindu community, I am sure you can feel the discrimination that Hindus have been subjected to for centuries,” he added, adding that nowadays, a Hindu The group of opposing elements always hurt the Hindu sentiments, while they never try to expose the wrongdoings of their community. “Therefore, I request you to take cognizance of this particular incident where your company’s advertisement has created unrest among Hindus,” Hegde said, expressing hope that Goenka’s organization will respect Hindu sentiments in future won’t hurt. directly or indirectly by any means.

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