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Vishwaroopam banned in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

A few groups of minorities have forced Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’ be banned in Tamil Nadu and then Andhra Pradesh citing ‘showing of Muslims and Islam in bad light in the movie’ as the reason ! Kamal Haasan is of the belief that a few handful of Muslims cannot represent the whole community and protest on behalf of them and also that his movie has nothing which would offend sentiments of Muslims rather would make them proud.

Interestingly, the government of the Center or States do not take strict steps against these few hardliners who become the self-proclaimed saviour of religion and take decisions on behalf of the community. Should not art and literature be left out of political and vested interest and an artist or a thinker be allowed to express ? Well, that’s a tricky question to answer when it comes to religion because most of us identify ourselves on the basis of religion , caste and birthplace than as human beings, first . 🙂

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Vishwaroopam banned in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Delhi gang-rape: outraged India wakes up government

Delhi gangrape – A brutal gang-rape and physical assault in a bus in Delhi is a ‘breaking news’ since last 5 days.Outraged nation,active cops,timely ‘Breaking News Updates from Media,concerned government and opposition parties,its all happening the way it happens only in India.  Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi got emotional and said she would do whatever it takes to save the girl. Previously, after the issue had created a buzz in the Parliament, Sonia Gandhi,the Congress chief, had sent an angry letter to Home Minister , Sushil Kumar Shinde and CM Sheila Dikshit.Sushil Shinde had called up the police head to ask for immediate action. The nation is furious,the opposition is busy blaming the govt and the govt is grilling the police.Out of the six accused,five are already caught.Some serious action is taking place while the victim continues to fight with death.

Thats how it happens in India.Everyone wakes up only after something goes real wrong and makes sure they go to sleep the moment the accused are put to task,often even before that. Why rapes and assaults have become a trend? Why the nation and the administration not bothered coming up with permanent solutions ?Why there are no amendments in law related to rapes and molestation? Why there are no extra security given by cops to  protect the physically weak(children,women,senior citizens)? The point is,we talk case specific and forget the case sooner than later and then wait for another incident to shock us up. Is it not time we take measures which would eradicate even the thought of rape,molestation and assault? Be it  strict laws like capital punishment, nothing less or free and mandatory spiritual,self-defense and awareness classes sponsored by govt and NGOs,or both,whatever it be but India has to eradicate rapes,assault and molestation once and for all.

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Delhi gangrape-outraged nation.Active administration

Cartoonist or Terrorist ?

In the recent times, some politicians and political parties have taken Cartoons very seriously. Instead of getting the message from them they are dragging the cartoonists to the court of law.

Politicians somehow seem to be reacting impatiently towards criticisms and while  most of the parties talk about democracy and secularism , they seem to be hating democratic rights of  other citizens.

The fact is , columnists ,journalists and even cartoonists working under the banner of big media houses can never be questioned but if it is a commoner (like in case of Mamata Banerjee cartoon row and Aseem Trivedi who supports Anna’s India Against Corruption Movement)the administration leaves no stones un-turned to teach the commoner a lesson for lifetime.

Suddenly,everyone has a problem with cartoons and cartoonists. But why ? There are hundreds of aggressive (and factual) articles on newspapers everyday condemning , criticizing and/or attacking the administration and tens of live chat-shows accusing and debating on current political issues. Why are they not questioned if cartoons and cartoonists are ?