Aamir Khan, after his live show Mumkin Hai, a special segment of Satyamev Jayate, in Bhopal, M.P. [PTI]


A court in Chandigarh, Punjab has issued notice to actor Aamir Khan seeking his response by December 19 on a petition alleging that he promoted homosexuality on his popular TV show Satyamev Jayate.

In her petition, Mandeep Kaur alleged that Aamir Khan’s conduct on his show Satyamev Jayate was a violation of the Supreme Court order on homosexuality.

Through the petition, she sought the court’s intervention to declare Khan’s act a contempt of court.

The show, which was telecast on Oct. 19 on a private channel, had discussed the lifestyle and rights of eunuchs and gays/lesbians, a matter on which the Supreme court had already given its judgement, she said.

Kaur alleged that the actor in his show had asked the public to vote for amendments in Section 377 of the IPC (gays/lesbians as illegal). The actor has been seen promoting Section 377 of the IPC in favor of rights of homosexuals, which was against the law of the land, the petitioner alleged.

She alleged that the actor had promoted a criminal offense on television through his show.

Kaur said that she had sent a legal notice to the actor Oct. 19 itself seeking an unconditional apology from him within 24 hours after the telecast of the show, but she received no response from him.