Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by ashdoc, Dec 29, 2014.
PK controversy: Prominent Ahmedabad threatres vandalized by Bajrang Dal members - The Times of India
Ban it man!
what the big deal about it. Leela Samson is being too secular, portraying other religions in bad light for the sake of money & fun is against constitution.
Read more at: PK: censor board refuses to cut alleged objectionable scenes : Bollywood, News - India Today
The best way to tackle such matter is to make movies on Jesus and Muhammad and then..............
Sorry, I disagree with the Bajrang Dal thugs here. This is where our Hindutva RW goons lose the plot. When will these morons learn!! No finesse, no craftiness - just plain old brain-dead thuggery.
May be we can go out and say these guys do not represent true Hinduism while letting them do their job!!
Damaging public property on flimsy pretexts does not finds many takers. Protests can be filed in far more effective ways without tarnishing or damaging one's credentials.
I agree with @DingDong's prescription. If we are a secular nation with freedom of expression enshrined in & guaranteed by our constitution, let everyone face the music / feel the heat.
Seriously, Bajrang Dal and other fringe organizations give a wonderful opportunity for people to do a great "equal-equal" between India and extreme Islamic nations like Pakistan. Beating up couples, vandalizing shops, all this shit that they do is a massive PR disaster.
They should stop harping on "hurt sentiments" and should stick to the standard line, which will put the producers of the film, and Aamir Khan, in a tight spot.
Look at the GharWapsi issue for example. There was an outcry, and the hypocrisy of the opposition was exposed for all to see. The Hindu RW simply said, "conversions will continue till an anti-conversion law is passed". Now, the "seculars" are feeling trapped because they will be exposed as hypocrites either way.
Here, they could have questioned Aamir Khan on so many fronts. They could have grabbed MSM attention (they already have SM attention) and asked uncomfortable questions about the need to introduce the Paki lover angle, questions on when irrationality and superstition of other religions are going to be pilloried, why Aamir Khan bats for a particular religion in his personal life (on record) while targeting another religion as "superstitious", why Aamir Khan is not an atheist instead of hypocritically following one religion while bashing another. Does Aamir Khan have an ulterior motive?
These questions could have been raised, and there would have been a national debate of the kind that was inspired by GharWapsi.
With their current thuggish approach, Bajrang Dal is going to ensure that PK becomes a 1000 crore film. Retards, goons, morons!!! What assholes we have in India, seriously!!
Well, that is a surefire way to give the Rana Ayyubs and Mahesh Bhatts and Hartosh Bals and Siddharth Vardarajans and nytimes and bbcs and economists of the world a great opportunity to do "Hindutva-Islamists equal-equal". See, Hindutva goons also are like Islamists only, indulging in vandalism because of perceived slights to their religion, and look at how the Hindus are behaving just like Islamist apologists, claiming that "they are not true Hindus"!!!
Bajrang Dal and such thug organizations need to be clobbered, seriously. I've had about enough of them.
Given the number of illiterates and retards in India, Bajrang Dal is the only way to go.
The discourse on Indian television has not changed since the new govt took over. Hell, NaMo has not even shown his economic blueprint except talking the more of the same old bullshit(stupid governance day!). May be these thugs need to be even more violent to further their cause.
Agree with you:thumb:
Bajrang Dal & other hindu organisations should have a moderate face for public representation, they should have a legal cell who takes all the actions accordingly to Indian penal codes.
It requires legal cell, PR machinery, clever marketing and the right messaging, with use of MSM as well as social media. That is how perceptions are created, that is how messages are passed to the public.
These retards are still living in the 1990s, vandalizing stuff and breaking up stuff. Someone needs to crack their skulls.
Yes, if messages were so easy to pass, Salman Khan would not make millions out of those moronic movies and Bollywood had long gone out of business!
Govt needs to control these thugs and organisation before they start embarrassing this country and before they go out of control and become a threat to this country.
In US they make fun of jesus in their shows openly, whats wrong is actually taking it seriously. These thugs are trying to emulate the islamic fanatics in terms of their protest, it wasn't like this before.
Look at this video where a christian teacher makes fun of hindu god and the kid protests back.
In today's India it would be called anti Christian anti hindu, sentiments hurts, damage property. The level of tolerance is degrading at really rapid pace which aint good for the social fabric of this country.
Had a subordinate once who was once active with one of these fringe RW groups during his college days, had to let him go after some time.
One thing peculiar about this guy was that he refused to see the reality, he had his own version of things and was hellbent on justifying his version. Other thing was he would never own up his mistakes. If something goes wrong he would blame everybody and everything (including destiny)except himself, he was always in denial mode.
Had to let him go because his mistakes cost us two months of project delay.
Maybe these fringe groups attract these kind of people and there are enough local politicians to take advantage of these fringe groups and enable them.
Well said. The issue is about freedom of expression and tolerance. Aamir Khan should be free to "hurt Hindu sentiments", but the law should also protect those who "hurt Islamic sentiments". And Aamir Khan should not have a problem with his hypocrisy being questioned, and being rammed on social media for his double-standards.
But these cries of "our sentiments are hurt, we will burn, beat and vandalize" - this really needs to stop.
When would Ameer Khan make a film about not to blow himself up since there are 1072 whores(hoor's) waiting in heaven???
I am currently trolling a Mullah who was saying how terror attack is not "Islamic" But now he tells me that Kafirs will burn in hellfire and it is Allah's dictate which cannot be ignored. Time has come to sideline the Aman ki Asha guys but it has to be done diplomatically. One Hindu Mahasabha guy asked whether Amir Khan would dare to paste stickers of "Makka and Madina" on one cheek and "786" on the other and utter the same dialogue.
Hindu organizations are not protesting against the religious insult as much as they are protesting against the fashion of selectively targeting the Hindu faith. If they wish to talk about fraud Babas then they must also be willing to talk about sex rackets run by Padres and Mullahs. Freedom of Expression is a Basic Right and must be protected at all cost, but Hypocrisy must be exposed.
Idiots giving free publicity to the movie.
Why doesn't Hindu Mahasabha or VHP fund a movie to prove their point?
btw... yesterday read a news about rape of a minor on rooftop of a Madrasa. Someone please find and put it.
Not sure if this got much publicity but seems like media was silent not to make a "Rape in Madrasa" as headline since it would be "Communal".
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