Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Islamic Republic of Pakistan': A Failed State, Anathema on Islam

Single-mindedly and Mindlessly, Pakistan has positioned it self as most radical Anti-India power on the Planet, the only achievement to their credit, which protected their sovereignty from falling apart.

They lived up to one and only agenda of inflicting India by any means , with falling down to every possible level they could.

Transformed into jihad factory, what good Pakistani would have done to Kashmir (India Administered), which kept destabilizing the regions for more than half a century.

Without Kashmir there is no agenda for Pakistan to work upon. Citizens are starving for basic needs, and Army (De Facto political power in Pakistan) is blindly accumulating weapons on the mercy of superpowers to disrupt neighboring Giant.

All the Muslim neighbouring countries including Iran, Afghanistan have cut off with Pakistan. And after bearing brunt of Jihad, American power is is no longer interesting harbouring the terror powerhouse. Chinese power is still in tug of war with India and cannot it from jeopardizing its membership to United Nations and Commonwealth.

They have lost their credibility at all the international platform, no body trust them for their involvement in nurturing terrorism.

Calling special cabinet meeting to declare terrorist Burhan Wani, killed by Indian Army in Kashmir recently, as Pakistan's martyr, reflects their desperation to maintain fame of world's leading terror exporter.

Grave violations of Human rights, killing of Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, and other minority communities have raised international concerts regarding Pakistan’s destructive policies; it is no surprise if it received international sanctions sooner or later.

In last 2 years, India tried to resume dialogues at every possible level, but each time they opted out in unacceptable manner by resorting to non-state actor (Hurriyat Separatist Leaders).

Indian Prime Minister met his Pakistani counterpart at the sidelines of Ufa, and also paid a brief in December 2015 to Islamabad to normalise the situation, but Pakistan each time resorted inflicting terrorism.

Now the tension is at its peak Pakistan intensifying insurgency in Kashmir as they failed to all the attempts to disrupt India.

Meanwhile, in the recent terror attacks in France, USA, Bangladesh and Turkey, India and World must get together to fight the rising global Jihad before it gets too late.


Could there be religious minority in Secular Country ?

f country is secular aren't all religion equal? If all religions are equal then why special status should be given to any particular? And isn’t that amounts to widen the gap between people.

No Country gives special status to their minority on any grounds, and Conflict starts only when one religion, community or sect is given special privileges for political gain, while others are not.

A constitution which divides nation on sectarian ground cannot be secular. We do not hesitate quoting articles of Indian constitution proclaiming equal rights to all regardless of their caste, creed, colour and denomination, but special concessions on the basis of sect, cast and creed de facto not equality in any sense in secular State.

Special Rights to few and deprivation to rest is not democracy that ensured equal rights to all. Even Saudi Arabia and Iran also follow same suit with different treatment to different sects, and this is what India did and does to its minority community.
Even after bearing brunt of Partition, India didn't learn any lesson and laid foundations for another Pakistan per se.
How could I be patronizing those who killed my father? And this exactly what India did.
India not only patronized them but positioned them even higher against their enemies, who brutally killed each other just a few years back in 1947.

Two brothers separated out of their hatred cannot be brothers at any cost ever whether it was Yugoslavia, North and South Korea, North and South Sudan, Jewish and Arabs of Palestine, even once united Bangladesh and Pakistan and many more to come.
Does anyone dig his/her own grave, Yes India did it long ago.


Is film censorship getting worse in India?

Recent weeks witnessed high melodrama over censorship of film on drug abuse – Udta Punjab,produced by prominent filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Amid this entire episode of hullabaloo, the major concern emerges is the decline of freedom of creatively in the film industry, excessive involvement of political interest triggering threat to freedom of expression.
Including Shahid Kapoor starer Udta Punjab, which has had 94 cuts proposed by Central Board of Film Certifications (CBFC), there are dozens of movies which have been a prey of over-censorship in recent times. 

In recent past 2 years, a large numbers of films had gone through Film Certification Appellate Tribunal(FCAT) due to excessive cuts proposed by CBFC, which had not been so frequent in Indian film history.
Indian film industry has been an outspoken critic of contemporary issues in the nation which not only brought social awareness but helped government in shaping politics to resolve the problems.
Indian film industry, including Bollywood, Kollywood, and other regional cinema, always tried to bring such issues forward which were neglected by government, but overindulgence of censorship may prove to demoralize the filmmakers and producers on indulging such projects owing to  financial threats.
There is a growing concern among film fraternity on making films on such critical political and social issues.
In recent incidence, which triggered nationwide outrage, CBFC’s blatant objection on Udta Punjab based on surging drug abuse in the Punjab state of India sparked huge controversy, with whole film industry registered a stronger objection on CBFS’s arbitrary decision. The objections were known to be politically motivated to suppress the freedom of expression of film industry.
Anurag Kashyap had gone to high court when CBFC did not pass the film without any cuts. CBFC’s officials absurd attitude and the chief of CBFC Pankaj Nehlani’s open political interest definitely endangers the film industry’s freedom in India.

Censor Board curbing freedom of expression

Not only Udta Punjab, but dozens of such controversy erupted in last 2 years due to unwanted objections of Censor Board. Film which faced either total ban or had to remove substantial scenes include Mohalla AssiThe Painted HouseThe Mastermind Jinda SukhaKaum De HeereUnfreedomand Main Hoon Rajinikanth, En Dino Muzaffarnagar, Dance of Democracy: Battel for Benaras, NH10, No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, Veerappan, Aligarh.
While, foreign movies that had to face censorship include India’s Daughter50 Shades of Grey, James Bond’s Spectre, The Jungle Book

Veerappan

Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, it was a biopic on dacoit Veerappan. Although the film was granted ‘A’ citification, still CBFC objected several dialogues referring former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by LTTE chief Prabhakaran. The reason given by CBFC was the threat of hurting sentiments of Tamil.

Aligarh

A national wide social media outrage erupted when Aligarh, a movie based on homosexuality, was given ‘A’ certificate. The movie, directed by Hansal Mehta, is based on the true story of AMU professor Dr Ramchandra Siras. It was however released with several cuts proposed by the Board.

En Dino Muzaffarnagar

The 147-minute documentary film based on 2013 Muzzaffanafar Hindu-Muslim riots was denied certifications on the grounds of danger to national security and harmony. Upholding Board’s decision, Film Certification Appellate Tribunal said, that the film is highly critical of a particular political party.

Dance of Democracy: Battle for Benaras

Another documentary film based on 2014 electoral fight between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, directed by Kalam Swaroop was also refused certification due to inflammatory speeches by politicians that may cause communal tension. The filmmakers moved the Delhi High Court against the ban.

NH 10

Anushka Sharma starrer NH 10 also went through trouble with CBFC due to a couple of violent scenes and use of abuse words. Director Navdeep Singh in a statement to media said that when they went to get their certificate, half the members wanted to ban the film.

The Jungle Book

Not only Indian, but foreign movies have also been a prey of over-censorship of CBFC board in recent time. Surprisingly, child movie ‘The Jungle Book’, directed by Jon Favreau under the banner of Disney, was awarded U/A certification which meant that child under 12 have to be accompanied by adult. The decision drew worldwide criticism. Board claimed that the 3D effects in film were scary for young children.

Spectre

James Bond series film Spectre was asked to remove kissing scenes by 50 percent, which drew universal criticism. Daniel Craig’s movie was one of the biggest blockbusters in 2015.