Posts Tagged ‘blasphemy’
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.
It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to develop the scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform. - Indian Constitution
If you agree with it, stand up for this!
Now, the context
In March 2012, Sanal pointed out that the “blood” oozing from a statue of Christ at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Velan Kanni in Vile Parle, Mumbai was in fact water from a leaky pipe. Following his exposure of this “miracle”, a complaint was lodged against Sanal by the local Catholic Archdiocese with the Mumbai police, who are now able to arrest him. He has been denied ‘anticipatory’ bail which means if arrested he faces a long term in prison merely for explaining the science behind an apparent mystery.
Again, if you disagree with this blasphemy case, sign a petition here, we will try to work out a way.