18 Nov 2012


There was a time down south when a "big" leader died, followers killed themselves because they cannot imagine living without their hero. Many more died when they fell off packed trains that took them to see the leader. There have been riots because fans were not allowed to see the body of their hero.

In Mumbai, people are a little more practical.

Or so I thought it would be.

 A couple of girls in Palghar were arrested under Section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code  -- outrage religious feelings of any class. for posting the following message: 
"People like Bal Thackeray are born and die daily and one should not observe a bandh for that"


ramani said...

gopal, could not get what you meant to say. the shutdown and the police asking people to stay indoors? stepping out can be injurious to health? a city held ransom to a party of goons? a state funeral for a man a little more than a thug? sorry, never imagined bombay would come to this.

Slogan Murugan said...

I'm saying that Bomaby/Mumbai is similar to the rest of India. I'm glad that we didn't see violence like in Bangalore when Dr Raj died.

As for the long arm of law. It never reached the man when he was alive. compared to that a state funeral etc. is just a drama.

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