A 21 years old Mumbai Girl(Shaheen Dhada) and her friend (Renu Srinivasan)was held by cops for Facebook status update expressing her view against Bandh after Balasaheb’s death and her friend arrested for liking her status. Reportedly,one of local Sena leaders filed a complaint claiming this statement of the girl as ‘hurting religious sentiment’!
Shiv Sena supporters thereafter vandalized the clinic of the girl’s uncle.The girls were later released on bail of Rs 15000 each.The incident brought immense criticisms for the Sena and the police but both girls and their family have apologized for the incident,n the contrary.
‘Freedom of Speech’ which is a right of every Indian, is probably only for the hardliner political leaders who can readily ‘threaten to throw out people from different states of India or following different religion’ and not for the common people !
Political Leaders and their family members or their party workers take it too personal when a common man voices out his/her opinion which might criticize the leader or his/her family ! They punish commoners for being commoners, for daring to utilize the power of ‘freedom of speech’ by voicing out their opinion ! Come on ‘Mango People’, the ‘Aam Admi’ , by now you must understand ‘Freedom of Speech’ requires you to get an ‘Anticipatory Bail’ along with if you dare to speak against any leader. It was your fault you made a leader and he/she hates criticisms! 🙁
freedom of speech only for leaders !
The hardliner Hindu political leader and Marathi Manus and the Supremo of Shiv Sena,commonly compared to a tiger-Bal Thackeray, has attained stability in health and is recovering well after being on life support, a day back. The 86 year old who was not keeping well since past three weeks was visited by all major bollywood stars, known political leaders and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev !
On Thursday, many areas of Mumbai came to a stand still after Balasaheb Thackeray’s health turned critical.Shops were closed,Mumbai police was put on high-alert and and RAF was deployed guarding ‘Matoshree’,Thackeray’s residence!
Often wearing a white or saffron kurta and garlanded with rudraksha beads, with a grey beard and sitting on a throne-like chair,Balasaheb Thackeray’s personality speaks for itself. Such is his popularity that only after Balasaheb’s son Uddhav publicly confirmed that Balasaheb’s health was stable,Mumbai seem to have attained normalcy!
Bal Thackeray’s stable health brings Mumbai back to normal
Shiv Sena’s willingness to support Congress led UPA candidate,Pranab Mukherjee,in the Presidential Poll is believed to have been motivated by Congress’ offer to keep Narayan Rane, once in Shiv Sena and now in Congress (hence a friend turned foe) in check and minimize his opportunity to become Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Even in the last Presidential Poll, the Sena had supported UPA candidate ,Pratibha Patil claiming she was Marathi. In return,Narayan Rane who was a major contender for Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s post suddenly got sidelined. 🙂 . Well, thats what we call politics !
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In a recent interview , Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray had made an open offer to rebel nephew , Raj Thackeray also the Supremo of MNS (another Sena, split out of Shiv Sena) to take a first step ahead and he is open to accept Raj back in Shiv Sena. The doors of Shiv Sena are always open for Raj provided he initiates.
Answering this Raj opened his heart out saying he could walk 100 steps for his uncle Bal Thackeray whom he claimed still respects very much and also declared his grudge against the functioning of Uddhav Thackeray , the son of the Shiv Sena Supremo and other Sena leaders! He explained about his services in Shiv Sena were only limited to addressing rallies prior to elections while key jobs were handled by others.
Well, this is not a hidden fact that Uddhav and Raj never got along with each other and hence it was Raj who had to take a call, either to be in the Shiv Sena and keep doing as being told or leave politics . However, he had other things in mind and hence floated his own party. The Unique Selling Point of the new party remained the same as the Sena’s where love for state of Maharashtra and Marathis were highlighted. The only difference was Shiv Sena with the advent of time since birth had become a little diplomatic as they had tied – up with national level parties while the new Sena , being a new – born baby and desperate to make its presence felt , has been aggressive towards portraying as a party just for Marathis.
Raj Thackeray has been following the footsteps of his uncle exactly , so far hence more than other opponent political parties , it’s the MNS which is becoming a bigger challenge for Shiv Sena as both share the common vote-bank of Marathi Manus.
A ” Marathi Manus” who is an Indian, first.
Anna Hazare , the synonym to Anti- Corruption Movements in India may be viewed with different perceptions in and out of India however there is no denying to one fact that it is because of him India seems to be united again. There is hardly any bar of religion, sex, state and caste supporting his cause. Be it North Indians, South Indians, North-Eastern Indians or Non-Resident Indians, after a longtime there seems to be a leader who has made Indians forget the difference of state, religion and caste to a great extent. While some find him politically motivated supporting Anti-Congress Political Parties, most seem to be die-hard fans of him.
There has only been discrimination between commoners (sufferers) and the politicians and bureaucrats in India due to him. While it would be unfair to claim all politicians inIndia are corrupt but there is no denying that most of them are. May be, some do not loot us, off our hard-earned money which we pay as taxes but surely they stoop down to all levels to gain political superiority. Even the most decent of Indian politicians are mostly involved in provoking communal discomfort in the areas of their dominance and popularity.
Congress which claims to be secular keeps pointing out how much they are bothered about the minorities of India and that’s how they divide us. There are other parties who show sympathy towards specific religions,castes and specific language-speaking citizens (regional political parties). Point is simple, corrupt are those too who in some way or the other differentiate between Indians by showing sympathy on the basis of religion, state and caste.
Well, Anna Hazare may or may not be politically motivated but surely he is a reason who made every Indian realize, he/she is an Indian first who is being continuously befooled by opportunist and/or corrupt bureaucrats and politicians of the country. Thanks to Maharashtra which has political parties like Shiv Sena and MNS who do not miss any chance to discriminate between Marathis and non-Marathis (hence divide Indians for political gains) has produced Anna Hazare who has given India a reason to turn deaf-ears to the communal and racists in the country.