I have been watching the proceedings of Karnataka Assembly for the past three-four days. Both parties are telling the same things again and again, and the discussion is never ending. The discussion now is whether the whip issued by Siddaramaiah is valid for the 15 legislators who are in Mumbai. Right now D K Shivakumar is quoting Mankuthimmana Kagga.
I hope at least today, they take up the confidence vote.
No Its not. Will the judge be totally secular and ask the same to a muslim offender?
I am totally fine with the judgement but i want to see the same being done to other communities as well.
Everybody is very sensitive towards one faith and not to others. either be sensitive all or none at all. Everyone is the same.
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Pascal
I can't fathom how much can someone misunderstand something.
This is not "done" to a community, this is "done" to a person who offended the law by posting something that may/did hurt people's sentiments. The judgment is the Judge's idea of how to make that person understand that. There is nothing more to it.
Problem is why she has to do anything which is against her faith.
Like vandematram is against islam(as per some politicians and clerics) and nobody can force them to do this, and if anybody does it is against law they should be sacked.
At the same time some people are threatening hindus to be ready when Tabrez's son will take revenge and one of the so called actor supporting them, at that time country's secular fabric is intact, but when same thing does by any other community (i am not supporting any hate posts in social media) these type of judgement are passed which is against their faith.
The back story is not obviously very clear, as in what was exactly was the content that was inappropriate enough for a judge to decide this?
The article only talks about how this girl was asked by the judge to distribute Quoron, but never precisely explain what she did. Because you say this matter is misconstrued, do you have any information on that part? Genuine question.
Another important question to ponder over is: Will the judge's decision reform this girl in a truly meaningful way, or will it breed hatred within her?
This girl has been made to distribute a book that calls for murdering those who do not share the same views as those who believe in that book. The judge seems to think that this is a fair thing to do.
The fundamental problem here is not that this girl was asked to distribute Quoran, but that a framework seems to have the power to determine what is "objectionable content", and that worries me. If someone does not like [insert religion here], they should be free to criticise it. But then I suppose there's a long way to go for that.
Please note that I wouldn't have liked it one bit even if if the roles were reversed (a non-Hindu asked to distribute some Hindu text). It serves no purpose but to shame that person. A court's rulings should seek to reform individuals who do wrong, but not to merely punish them.
PS: The notion that there's a "holy book" that drives Hinduism is inane, because Hinduism well predates Gita itself. It doesn't matter that some people perceive the Gita as "the Hinduism equivalent" of things like Quoran or Bible, and they simply cannot comprehend the idea that there's no one single text that prescribes "da rulez", or even how the Hindus must live.