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Monday, April 16, 2007

Another blasphemy, Khushi-Kadir & Cross on Coins


Centuries ago it was observed by travellers that Indians love to watch 'tamasha', of any sort.

Ever since the electronic media revolution occurred, there is not a single day when you don't see a few controversies and though we may all, criticise the channels we surely love to watch them and comment on them.

In Rajasthan, an MLA from Jodhpur, who wanted induction in state cabinet, printed calendars that show Vasundhara Raje Scindia as Goddess Annapurna.

The trio of LK Advani, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Rajnath Singh have been depicted as Lord Brahma, Lord Mahesh and Lord Vishnu respectively. The Hindu gods are depicted the way they are but for the difference that the faces of these leaders have replaced them. The rest is all same. Another controversy is over the latest Rupee 2 coin that bears a Cross.

RSS chief K Sudarshan has smelt rat. He feels that it is Christian influence. Though this is not the Christian cross and it was introduced on coins after the visually challenged (blind) complained that they could not distinguish between the Re1 and Rs 2 coins which were almost similar in size now.

If these were not enough then the controversies of Richard Gere kissing Shilpa Shetty and the Hindu Rashtra Sena's attack on Star TV after the minor Hindu girl Khushi alias Rukku Agarwal and Abdul Qadir ran away from Surat and reached the office to tell their story. The Rs 800 crore turnover textile market of Surat shutdown in protest and Agarwal community is angry.

The girl had fell in love with the youth, Kadir alias Kabir on internet (Chatting), two years ago when she was 14-1/2. Now she is past 16 but still a long way to be treated as a major. For the entire story of the couple, click.

The Priyanka-Umar love affair and the controversy over Sachin eating a cake coloured like tricolour [Indian flag] which was termed as 'Sachin tiranga kaaT kar khaa gaye' dominated headlines in the last couple of days.

Then the controversy that has scuttled the chances [if there were any] of Narayanmurthy as a runner for the post of President. The Infosys chairman had stated that Jana Gana Man was not played because he felt that 'foreign guests could be embarrassed'. And these are just a few we remember in the last 2-3 days.

8 comments:

Ye manzilen !! said...

:)

How do we know said...

seriously, even i get the feeling of Ye kahaan aa gaye hum after watching all this stupidity around all the time!

Sharique said...

I am in fact happy that the boy has been caught...such idiots should be punished!

indscribe said...

...you mean that he should have waited till she turned 18...or something else...

Sharique said...

No I meant people who elope in general. I know I am sounding harsh here but you have to be on the other side to feel the pinch of this ignominious act, I have been through hell because of this.

They should realise that love is a temporary thing...jab aalo payaaz ka bhao pata chale ga tab jaa ke hosh thikaane ayege

Afzal said...

Eloping is wrong, that too with a minor girl. More importatntly this act will set a precedence where in future if a hindu marries a muslim girl we can't complain, already these things are happening, my blood boils when I hear these things. We should raise our girls with proper muslim values, make them wear burqa or atleast hijab when they go outside the home, we should start more muslim colleges so that our girls wont mix with hindus but still get good education. What do you guys think...

Here is a disgusting story where a muslim girl eloped with a hindu and she converted too: http://content.msn.co.in/News/National/NationalHT_120407_1008.htm

Anonymous said...

For a society who has been deeply damaged by colonialism can one think of a more offensive image of a white guy grabbing a daughter of India and forcing himself upon her? It is so symbolic. It is right in line with the image of the white colonist forcing himself upon a country and just taking whatever he wants.

Richard Gere should pay the ultimate price for this.

What bothers me however is those who would blame Shilpa Shetty for this.

Too often women victims of rape in India are blamed for what happened like they wanted the rape to happen or it was their fault the rape happened even when the truth might be that the rapists brutalized them and they couldn't stop the rape from happening.

While of course Richard Gere didn't actually rape Shilpa Shetty, I still see this whole "Blame the Woman Victim" dynamic in place. From what I saw from the video Shilpa Shetty did nothing to cause Richard Gere to act the way he did, and was in fact as shocked as everyone else was that he would act in such a disgraceful manner.

We need to defend this daughter of India, not blame her for this white man's assault upon her.

Anonymous said...

Sharique bhai...couldnt help laughing on this.

jab aalo payaaz ka bhao pata chale ga tab jaa ke hosh thikaane ayege

but i dont think love is a temporary thing.. it is only that love is the most misunderstood thing in the world. wrong notion of love is what makes people to elope and do stupid things in the name of love. they think to get married is sucess in love and other wise it is failure.

jaleel