Rajasthan to fast track female foeticide cases

Updated: May 09, 2012, 19:01 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The rage among the people to fight against the ills of the society is palpable; thanks to Aamir Khan’s latest TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ created a storm with its in-depth study of female foeticide in its first episode and on Wednesday the actor met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to request the creation of a fast track court to decide the cases featured on it.

On his show, Khan had said that he would appeal to the Rajasthan Chief Minister to get the cases against the doctors involved in this heinous crime to be tried in a fast track court. He had also appealed to viewers to support his signature campaign.

As promised, Aamir met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today to discuss his plea for the speedy trial of female foeticide cases.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot lauded Aamir Khan’s initiative to bring to light this epic menace existing in the society.

With CM Ashok Gehlot sitting next to Aamir, the actor addressed the media and said, “My specific demand to the Honorable chief minister of Rajasthan is to please constitute a fast track court related with the sting operation done by journalists against the doctors and all those cases to be clubbed for the justice to be expedited.”

To which Gehlot said that he would speak to the Chief Justice of the state of Rajasthan and make sure the procedure of forming a fast track court be laid down at the earliest.

Aamir said, “I was expecting that I would be able to touch people's heart with the show and I am glad to see the effect of the show. I am happy about it. I am not an activist, I am an entertainer. I only try to reach people's heart. I am not here to talk about issues seven days a week. I am an entertainer, and that is what I am passionate about. I want to touch people's emotions and know their feelings, whether it is through a films or through this show.”

"As an entertainer, it is not necessary that I only make people laugh, it means that I should be able to evoke all emotions in them," he added.