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Talibanisation in practice

Sandeep on Underwear Champions and Real Talibanization

With her clarion ‘pub bharo’ battle-cry, Ms Renuka Choudhury has become an overnight role model of sorts for thousands of urban Indian youth.  But the average urban youngster’s profile forbids us to expect that he/she knows Renuka Choudhury’s antecedents as a staunch crusader against liquor during her TDP days.

While our urban youth wait expectantly on the threshold of pub-crowding, an incident of real ‘Talibanisation’ has quietly occurred.

Editor Ravindra Kumar and publisher Anand Sinha of Calcutta-based The Statesman were detained in police custody for the singular offence of reproducing Johann Hari’s article, critical of Prophet Muhammad. As expected, angry Muslims egged on by their mullahs demonstrated so peaceably that the police had to use batons to break the demonstrators several times this week. The poor duo had to lick their wounds by apologising.

Talibanisation in practice

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Written by maald

March 9, 2009 at 2:57 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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