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Blasphemy cases in India are mostly one way traffic ! For example, Sanal Edmaraku do you remember? He had to flee India to avoid arrest for showing scientific temper and exposing a hoax, while guys like this make complete use of “freedom of his religion” and get away with that !
There are already some Taliban style Fatwa’s on him, but we all know nothing much gonna happen anyway.
There is nothing much to worry about him though, he will not be the next Malik Kafur! I know this kind, I have seen many, he’s going to spend rest of his life writing heart_and_arrow signs on public toilet doors and may be some sex toons too.
But I am worried about Sanal, he represents free speech and scientific temper in India, and I am guessing blasphemy case on him will stay for next couple of decades!
Let me know your thoughts anyway.
A very well researched article
Although Hindu honor killing is a gruesome and sordid affair, it differs in many important respects from honor killing in neighboring Pakistan and other Muslim countries. Indian Hindus murder men for honor more often than do Pakistani Muslims, and they murder for reasons mainly related to concerns about caste purity.
Perhaps the most striking characteristic of Hindu honor killings is the fact that Indians abandon the horrific practice when they migrate to the West whereas many Pakistani Muslims carry it with them. Part of the explanation may lie in their different patterns of acculturation upon immigrating to the West. Young Hindus in the West are no less prone to violate traditional social codes than young Muslims, and their parents may be no less furious when they do, but Hindu families in the West do not feel the same degree of public humiliation and shame as they might experience back in India. They are eager to preserve their cultural identity but not at the expense of alienating their adoptive communities. The absence of dreaded khap panchayats no doubt mitigates the consequences of dishonor.
read more on Middle east forum by Phyllis Chesler and Nathan Bloom
While Assam police hunts for the molesters, discussion is still ON, if she deserved it or she din’t. The comments “because she was there out late night”, “she was in miniskirt” and ” ’cause she was a loud-mouth” are really not uncommon! You must be already familiar with these cultural protectors who tend to forget women get molested even mid-afternoons, even if draped in Saree and even if she was at her home or college.
Back to molesters, they have really changed these days! They feel no shame facing camera during the act, in-fact they were acting like she was a trophy! One of them is “bond” in Facebook (make him famous):
Share it if you wish to. Read the comments if you have time, you can see shocking trend! Facebook users have written verdict “hang him!” , “castrate him!” etc etc. Most uncivilised among them was “do the same to his loved ones!”. Can you believe it ! There are actually people suggesting to molest loved ones of a person accused of molesting! Probably these are the guys who wanted to molest that night, but couldn’t, since there weren’t in right spot! Now that they missed chance, they want to start a pyramid structured molestation camp!