"His comments on intolerance is completely misplaced. Comments like this only bring the image of country and the Prime Minister Modi down," Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on the sidelines of a function here when asked to comment on Aamir Khan's statement yesterday at an award function in the national capital.
    
The 50-year-old actor had said he has been 'alarmed' by a number of incidents and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country. Rijiju said communal incidents in the country has come down ever since the Modi government came to power in May 2014.
    
"Communal violence has come down since NDA came to power. There were less number of communal incidents," he said. According to Home Ministry statistics, 86 people were killed till October this year in various communal violence incidents in comparison to 90 deaths in the corresponding period of 2014.
    
However, the total number of communal incidents till October witnessed a rise this year with 630 incidents being recorded as compared to 561 incidents in 2014.

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