Saturday, November 20, 2004

'Shankaracharya a criminal', should not get privileges'

A rather sad state of affairs. It's one thing whether the said person is indeed guilty of comitting / directing-to-commit the heinous crime. Definitely, law should take its own course.

What stands out is the action of various political parties.

It's my firm belief that if the same kind of treatment had been provided to any major seer (saint, religious head) of the "minority" religions (IIRC, Hindu - 83% population, Muslim - 11%, Others - rest) in India, the whole world and most of the parties in India would have cried foul. Infact, the state government wouldn't even have dared to raise a finger against such a person.

And then, there's the issue of corrput businessmen, politicians who are chargesheeted, have been prosecuted, indicted, who however still manage to get out and lead life in public, happily (moronic Bihar CM, Laloo Prasad Yadav, comes to my mind first).

Indeed a sad state of affairs.

Anyway, as someone says, life goes on. In the long run, I only see a complete downward trend of politics in this country, especially in the name of religion and casteism. Pseudo-secularists should be shot dead, IMO !

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