There is no tolerance in India

'Aarakshan' banned in UP; stay order on film's release in Punjab

The tolerance in India is negligible!! We can’t listen anything about a cause, we can’t read anything about the cause but we can implement it. “Aarakshan” is a just a movie. Many have not watched it. But still are opposing it. Why? Are we really being democratic? Are we a forward moving society? No, I do not think so.

Our governments will not ban the financial irregularities that they are purposefully doing, they will do nothing about recent scams which are a major law and order situation, but will go and ban a movie.

Even our communities are not ready to hear anything. You can’t name a film Billoo Barber because Barbers will feel offended? Why will they feel offended? What is wrong in being a barber? You can be a barber and earn your bread but will feel offended when you are called a barber. Word “Teli” will be beeped or muted from the song. Dalits will have no problem when they ask for reservation but if you call them so, then they have a problem. I do not understand the logic behind these problems. Why is there so much intolerance. A book will be banned because it praises Jinnah. An artist will have to leave the country because he painted something which people can not digest. What he hell is all this nonsense?

There is no problem with reservation, the problem is with the attitude of people in India.

Upper caste can’t tolerate lower castes, lower castes can’t tolerate upper castes. We still are revolving around this caste system. To hell with caste system!!

When are we going to have tolerance?

4 thoughts on “There is no tolerance in India”

  1. Did not know it was under controversy; heck being outside India – didn’t even get to know such a film was in the making. I have no clue what is the full story behind this controversy, so I am going with what Google search reveals to me.

    It is a movie; casting should be left to the makers of it. Ideally they should not be bothered too much about what people will think if an actor gets some role – IDEALLY!

    I think there are a LOT of movies where upper and lower castes are shown in bad light. Not sure what is the reason why people complain. If it is dialogues, I heard many controversial dialogues are now off the main picture.

    But if it is the concept itself that is the problem then the makers should revisit the whole thing. The problem is, if the movie does NOT convey ANY OTHER message apart from showing a caste in bad light then they should have expected this backlash in India. But if it does indeed have more than this message then I don’t see why people should be so upset about it!

    Get over it people! We have a lot more to be bothered about than another Bollywood movie! *sighs*

  2. “Get over it people! We have a lot more to be bothered about than another Bollywood movie! *sighs*”

    Agree. We have lot more to bother than this foolish business of bans, hartals and gheraos.

  3. I think first of all we should understand that caste system basically is not the evil thing it has been frozen into . The whole concept was very different at its birth point. Valmiki was a Dalit who later became a brahmin & his work the ” Ramayana” is in every home in India even to this day. Vyasa who compiled Vedas was born to a fisher women. Similarly Vishwamitra who gave gayatri mantra which is recited with utmost reverence in every home was not a brahmin. There are scores of examples.

    The caste system should be understood & implemented properly in the right spirit. It is the need of the hour that both the so called upper & lower classes should understand that being born into one particular caste does not mean a stamp of particular community till death. Every dalit or girijan is endowed with capability to raise to maximum heights of glory. In reality reservation is making them more backward. It is giving them a stamp for life time & an excuse for politicians to divide the people so that the fire is kept alive.

    Regarding – “. A book will be banned because it praises Jinnah. An artist will have to leave the country because he painted something which people can not digest. What he hell is all this nonsense?”

    Talent is a special power. With power comes huge responsibility. A writer, a painter , a singer or any other artists should use his talent with a sense of responsibility.

    You said “Are we really being democratic? Are we a forward moving society? No, I do not think so.”

    If democracy means just freedom, then everyone is free to oppose things which he/she does not like. ? Fair enough is it not? No, that is not what is democracy about. Freedom without sense of responsibility is barbaric. Regarding the “painter ” you have mentioned I have seen paintings of his mother & sister by him. He did not paint them nude. Because he had sentiments, a sense of responsibility while painting his own people. But when it was painting of mother India including host of other things it clearly showed his lack of sentiments or responsibility. Do you really think such a sense of freedom is acceptable or does that uphold the values of democracy. In my opinion it is exploiting the values of democracy . Well, in democracy I have the freedom to hold such opinion. Don’t I? I even have the freedom to protest such insensitivity. Hope you Agree?

  4. To seek to ban or suspend the screening of a film certified by the censor board under the procedure established by law (in this case, the Cinematograph Act 1952) goes against the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution — and is a threat to democratic dissent and artistic creativity.

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