Monday, January 26, 2009
Gradually the Hindu's of the present age in India will come to terms with the plight of Indian Muslims. As a Hindu I am ashamed that a party bearing the name of our most revered Hindu deity Lord Sri Ram has been sullied. Lord Ram stood for a symbol of tolerance and there are numerous instances of his respect to women which can be derived from Ramayana. Maryadha Purushottam as he is known never ever would tolerate such heinous acts from his followers.
In a free society the onus of morality is in self governance. The society should exhibit tolerance and allow the state to manage situations if they are having the potential to blow up harmony & peace.
The idea and culture of India is evolving every day. And the hall mark of an evolution of the society is the proof of equality amongst the citizens. Be it Man or a Woman. Women need to be respected and their liberty should not be contained. If at best you should prevail as a state then the rights and rules should be equally applied to both men and women.
Islamic Fundamentalism is a bane of most societies around the world. Tolerance has been the greatest asset of Hinduism. Recent spate of the ugly Hindu fundamental activities by idiots will be detrimental to the image of India.
It is enough that several innocent Muslim friends in India are wrongly being labeled for issues such as terror and divisive mandates perpetrated by a clutch of few miscreants.
As Hindus we too are in grave danger to being labeled due to the mindless hooliganism of outfits like Ram Sena. Let nip these sprouts in the bud and liberate the Indian state. Ram Sainiks as listed in the news item below we supposedly agitating and reacting to obscenity indulged by girls in the bar. On the count the most obscene behavior would be by the bunch of men beating women in public and endangering the girl’s lives. Who will police these goons?
States like BJP should be all the more vigilant and handle these issues with an iron fist if they want to emerge and be viewed as a secular national party.
New Delhi Jan 26 2009: Nearly 24 hours after men allegedly affiliated with Hindu hardliner group the Ram Sena attacked a pub in Mangalore and beat up women, Karnataka government seems to have finally woken up to it.
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said the state police will take appropriate action. “Mangalore incident is very unfortunate. Police are doing what they have to. Ten people have already been arrested and remanded to judicial custody till January 27,” he said.
However, Karnataka police went on a defensive, blaming the media instead. DGP, R Srikumar said, “I want to ask, when the media knew, why did they not inform the police? If they know of such an incident, they (must) be hand in glove, you must inform. It is your duty”.
The activists alleged that the pub owner was allowing the boys and girls to dance in an 'obscene manner'. Home Minister V S Acharya told PTI in Manipal that stringent action would be initiated against those involved in the assault.
The Sri Ram Sena was founded by Pramod Muthalik, a former RSS member and Bajrang Dal Chief.
Speaking with CNN-IBN from Maharashtra, Muthalik defended his organisation and said it was not a big issue and that the media was blowing it out of proportion.
“It’s a small incident and we were only working against obscenity in public. You are not talking about the issue, which is obscenity and inappropriate behaviour,” he said.
Muthalik - who was also the Karnataka Chief of the Shiv Sena but parted ways with them over the Belgaum border issue - also said Ram Sena was a non-profit organisation and its objective was to “serve the society and prevent bad begaviour”.
Muthalik fielded candidates against the BJP in the 2008 Assembly elections but lost.
Sri Ram Sena is not new to controversy. In 2007, its cadres attacked the house of M Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi at the height of protests on the Cauvery issue.
It was also allegedly involved in the attack on Churches. His name figures in failed bomb blasts in Hubli last year.