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Sab's world
double standards ? 
i just happened to read two news articles which made me write this.

the first one was in yesterday which said a criminal case has been initiated by the govt. against vinay katyar and some other BJP/VHP leader (with a possible chance of arrest included) for saying they will hand out cash awards to those who kill the terrorists in kashmir. cant blame the govt, since it is true that civilians should not be allowed to take law in their own hands and we have army, police and a justice system which should be doing this. maybe these two BJP leaders might've been pissed off by the fact that many innocent hindus were massacred by terrorists in the past few months and no one came out in support of those who were affected. but my main concern is a related incident which happened couple of months back - at the height of the mohammed cartoon controversy. a minister in UP govt made the exact same statement - he said 50 lakh rupees and 50 kg gold (or something similar) will be given to the person or organization who will kill the danish cartoonist ! wow ! the interesting part is that the minister will NOT pay but he said 'the people' would pay ! the sad part is the very same govt. did not find anything wrong it it (since no criminal case was initiated against the minister). the chief minister of UP (mulayam singh yadav) just shrugged it off saying it was just a reaction of a hurt soul !!! are criminal rules applicable to only certain set of people or are certain set of people immune to all such laws ?

the second news item was from today's it said

ISLAMABAD: The only Hindu temple in the Pakistani city of Lahore has been demolished to pave the way for construction of a multi-storied commercial building.

you can read the complete article here

imagine the outrage if the words hindu temple were replaced with either muslim mosque or christian church and pakistani city was replaced with any indian city ! we would have had 250000 secularists and intellectuals coming out protesting in the streets from kerala to kashmir against harassment of minorities !! cool, isnt ? thats called secularism in india. all i've to ask is ... where is arundhati roy now ? where is shabana azmi now ? where is amir khan now ? where are the mulayams and lallus now ? where are the comrades now ? where are the fake gandhis and arjun singhs now ? well, i assume protesting against a hindu temple demolition - that too the only one in lahore - is not worth their time and effort since it might not attract more votes !!

this is sabs signing off till the next post.
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