What is freedom of speech and what should it should be. The headlines since last few days read as “Bravo Rushdie”, abc and xyz and Now Its Jay Leno
If someone makes a derogatory comment/content which directly affects the beliefs (Religious beliefs its most crucial) of any sect, it is considered an act of bravery and a piece of art and my question is, should it really be ?
What has happened to the Intellectuals and the so called “Educated” mankind ? Probably they are now more educated to expect freedom in everything and have the right to hurt the feelings, beliefs of the people and fail to understand the correct use of “Freedom of Speech” rather use it as a weapon to get known to more and more audiences / sell your product / book. As it is rightly said by Mr Katju (Judge at Supreme Court).
Rushdie did the same and received reviews of both kind from the readers and from the people being affected emotionally and mentally.
Such kind of writing can simply be compared with the skin show in Bollywood / Holywood who have a record track of shedding clothes and earning fame / name / glamour (and that works), making women a piece of flesh to be traded and showcased and that too with equality and to all well considered as Freedom of Expression and Speech
Everyone supporting this action is being considered as a Congress worker, right now as we have congress in power. This is completely dependent on the situation rather than the issue, each party / politician is the Thaali Ka Baingan.
Islam strictly prohibits Muslims to do any act that is offensive for any other religion as mentioned in the Holy Quraan.
If the Satanic Verses was Freedom of Speech, then why is the Indian Embassy asking clarification from Jay Leno on the comment he made in United States ? Its because that single statement had hurt the feelings of numerous Sikhs around the globe. If the intensity of the matter needs to be compared, we should know that Jay Leno just made a “Comment” and did not mess with the religious leaders / preachers of the Sikhs, he did not misrepresent the Holy Book of the Sikhs Guru Granth Sahib.
This was a huge dis-respect towards their religious center on earth. The Sikhs all over the globe are now agitated and seeking action against him. One can just imagine the actions initiated by them If their Holy Book was misrepresented and the leaders harmed by words.
On the equal ranks, the Muslims around the globe are rightly agitated against the writings of this attention seeking author.
I appreciate the steps taken by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the Rajasthan govt.
This is especially meant to Indian media and bollywood who were against this action and blamed that the govt bowed down to bullies, Maulanas.
And that the govt did not favour Freedom of Speech. These (irrelevant) leaders don’t think that Freedom of Speech comes with a responsibility towards the society and knowing that a piece of art is actually defaming a religion is inhumane.
The Sikh community today is furious over the comments made by Jay Leno, which he and few others may explain as Freedom of Speech.
Practically any community on earth would be furious if their Sacred scriptures are misrepresented. Be it Ram or Rahim, Or Raymond.
And oh dear promoters of Free speech, your contributions to the destruction of the society are abundant.
If expect others to be tolerant, try to be tolerant when the situation turns on you
As a closing, i would just like to mention that the Educated, Learned, Able Indians are getting forgetting the Real Culture and Traditions of India,
The reasons, India our country was invaded, ruled, and left with lowest self esteem on earth.
Lets take it on par with Twitter concept, the West tweets through media Indians just “Follow” them with No “Followers”