All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others: George Orwell.
There is a chilling message the powers that be are sending out to the minorities in India: You are on watch, and despite what you do or who you are — you might be Shah Rukh Khan for all we care — you are a lesser animal since your name is ‘Khan’.
In the case of Aryan Khan’s arrest, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has decided to oppose granting him bail as a face-saving measure.
A few days ago, NCP leader Nawab Malik alleged that the NCB used the services of two private persons, one with links with the BJP and the other with a criminal record, as arrests were being carried of superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan in connection with a drug raid on a cruise ship.
So who are these independent witnesses in this controversial case? The usual suspects. A thug with criminal antecedents and an alleged BJP member, Manish Bhanushali. The self-styled detective Kiran Gosavi who shared a viral selfie with Aryan Khan is a wanted accused in a 2018 cheating case registered with Pune City Police. Any state and underbelly nexus here?