Sunday, January 27, 2013

Are we losing the power to hear statements? A case from Jaipur Literary Festival

Ashis Nandy... at the JLF.. people belonging to the SC, ST and OBC categories are more corrupt. Later, Mr. Nandy clarified that he meant that most of the people being slapped with corruption charges belong to marginalised sections, as they don’t have the means to save themselves like people from upper castes...

Lokjanshakti Party President... demanded his immediate arrest. BSP chief...demanded Mr. Nandy’s immediate arrest... Congress, BJP, JD(U), CPI as also the SC Commission Chairman P.L. Punia also condemned the remarks.

FIR had been lodged... Jaipur police accusing Mr. Nandy of criminal intimidation and of violating the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Day of culture wars for the republic - The Hindu

I wonder, whether we are so sensitive that a statement from anyone can create a hurricane. Will his statement, after considering the clarifications, come under criminal intimidation and atrocities on SC/ST? I doubt. 

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