Are Shoes selling real cheap in Dehradun ?
Some days back it was Arvind Kejriwal and today, 23rd January 2012, its Rahul Gandhi who faced similar agitation where an individual hurled shoe at Rahul while he was addressing a rally there.
‘After – Incident’ stories remaining the same where the accused got caught by the cops and political leader stated the incident as ‘unfortunate ‘ . The eye catching fact is , these incidents have become so common these days that even the News Sites do not bother elaborating the news and end it in a line or two.
On January 19’2012,the NBC Channel Chat Show, ‘ Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ again made the Indians,perticularly the Sikhs raise eyebrows not only in America and India but Worldwide as well.
Jay Leno, the popular host showed an illuminated picture of Golden Temple of Amritsar as the summer home of Mitt Romney, a rich businessman and politician who making news these days for amassing wealth and evading rightful taxes.
This is not for the first time Jay Leno has crossed limits of humour while addressing the Sikh community. In 2007 in the same show he was criticized after he called Sikhs ‘Diaper Heads’. But it does not seem to have any effect on him.
The American Sikh Community has protested against this but the point here is that Humour has its limits which American and British popular TV Show Hosts should realize. India always seems to be a soft-target for such humour where our religious and national sentiments are repeatedly hurt and in return neither the concerned person seeks apology nor does he stop from repeating it.
Beat Up ! Slap ! Throw Ink ! Throw Chappals and Shoes !
All these actions seem to have become a trend in our country . Are these self – motivated or well-planned opposition attacks? It is only the attacker who knows it best.
On Saturday,21st of January’2012 similar incident was repeated in Dehradun while Team Anna member , Arvind Kejriwal was heading towards the stage to address the gathered crowd. Identified attacker, Kishan Lal threw his shoe towards Kejriwal. His explanation for attacking was his response to insensitive statment given by Anna Hazare when NCP leader , Sharad Pawar was slapped. Well,such repeated attacks on Leaders from various walks of life, seem pre-planned and politicaly motivated rather than genuine agitations.
As the dates of U.P. elections are nearing by , the more is louding up the “Trumpets of the Elephants”(BSP), “the Rings of the Cycle Bells”(SP),”the Claps of the Hands”(Congress) and the Beauty and “Incense of the Lotus flower”(BJP).
Reminders of developments (so what ? if just the parks and the statues ) by the ruling party is getting louder.
Other contesting parties also recall the surprise visits , they (their leader) made by suddenly barging into farmers house(of course with the media) for dinner and pretending to be disghusted with the present conditions of the farmers( as if , if they win, will give bungalows to the farmers ).
And some would not talk what they did and what others did not but directly come to the point that if they win the elections, what gifts can the citizens expect.
The embarassing fact about Political Elections in our country is, we are made to choose between the Bad, Worse and the Worst and once we select best of the lott, it is the Bad Party which turns Worst and the cycle goes on!