Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Moment of Shame

HL Mencken once appropraitely defined puritanism as 'the haunting fear that someone,somewhere might be happy'. So when a group of young people were having fun on a saturday night, in a private pub causing discomfort to none at all, the purists from Shri Ram Sena couldn't stand it. A group of youngsters , in a familiar place, were happy afterall. They invaded the pub and the next thing you know, young girls getting pulled by the hair, thrown down to the floor and getting physically abused. The 'purists' pulled the girls' tops and skirts and molested them. The custodians of Indian culture were only doing their duty.

The footage of the incident shocked me. It is impossible to exaggerate the shockingly shameless manner the bastards carried out the whole thing. It is appalling someone can stoop to such low standards as to actually shove down a young girl to the ground , really hard . In the name of God and culture !!! If this is what they call religion and culture , I'd rather remain a culture-less atheist all my life.

Someone at the top needs to act. And act fast ! The perpetrators of such shameful acts need to learn they can't get away just like that. Lock the bloody cowards up, and teach them to respect the fellow human being. More importantly the women. Someone who can involve himself is such an abuse deserves to castrate himself ! Make them realise attacking innocent women is not what their moms breast fed them for. That attacking women is not a part of 'Hindu culture' and that they are no one to moral police and protect Indian culture !

Seems like everywhere i see these days, i encounter a strange sense of righteousness among people .Those who have law in their hands and those who take law into their own hands. You can't smoke in a pub ,you can't have dance clubs and now you cannot party in a pub on a saturday evening. Looks like these people know best. They decide for us, what is good for us and for our 'culture'. Now i am not arguing for unbridled alcoholic consumption, smoking or pubbing but to infringe upon one's rights to an extent that we are doing now in our country, for me is unacceptable!! For once i am ashamed of being an 'Indian' !

3 comments:

rash said...

im tired of looking at this post! wen is ur nxt post comin item? and am waitin for the short story too! ;)

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PSR Chaitanya said...

@rashu

Hehe. Am almost done with it. Will post in a coupla days. Promise !