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05-10-2012, 05:48 PM #1
Aamir Khan meets Gehlot, discusses female foeticide
Bollywood star Aamir Khan, whose TV show “Satyamev Jayate” created a storm with its indepth study of female foeticide, Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to request the creation of a fast track court to decide the cases featured on it.
"The CM has assured me that he will take it forward with the Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice so that a fast track court is formed. He has assured me that the government is already working on the issue and will continue to do so," Aamir told reporters at a joint press meet with Gehlot.
"The CM told me that after watching the first episode, he had called a meeting of senior officials. It is an important issue for the entire country and he has decided to take it forward strongly," the 47-year-old actor said.
Gehlot assured him that he would speak to the chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court to bring all cases under one court so the cases were heard as soon as possible.
“Satyamev Jayate”, which was telecast Sunday, highlighted a sting operation done by two Rajasthan-based journalists to expose female foeticide in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The sting operation had caught several doctors on camera.
Gehlot, on his part, praised the actor for raising social issues like female foeticide.
"The show is true to its name. Aamir has started a movement. He has taken up an issue which concerns entire country. The sting operation happened in Rajasthan 7-8 years ago but it was Aamir who brought their good work before the country.
"His show will bring people forward and make them think that female foeticide is something which is not good for the country, society or self," the Chief Minister said.
Despite being a busy Bollywood star he has taken time out to raise these important issues,, Gehlot said.