Tuesday, January 10, 2012

20 Crore Do Not Like Him

Let us get one fact in front of us - 20 crore people in India do not like Salman Rushdie. Even then the government is bent on allowing him into the country. And there must be people in the government who know very well that India is the only country that made the ultimate sacrifice in their struggle against this author.

"Oh the west has gone to the Moon but you are still struck with Rushdie".

In that case please take him with you to the Moon but do not bring him here - this is aggression.

Source : India Today, Zee News, IBN, Telegraph, Times of India, BBC, NDTV, Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Rediff, DNA, More
PS: (1) And please do not bring any pro Rushdie petition to yours truly - it is rejected and you deleted from the friends' list.
(2) Twitter Comment : More publicity he gets more people will rush to read his book.
Reply: may be. And thus some of the people will come to know what the problem is.

(3) Twitter Comment : Has Deoband really read the book?
Answer : They do not have to. There are enough of us who have read it - some thoroughly and some just a few paragraphs. You do not have to eat the whole cauldron to check how the broth is.
(3) Twitter Comment : Even Iran eased the Fatwa on him 10 years ago.
Answer : (1) You were fed that information - look carefully and you'll see that Iranian Fatwa is still in place. (2) We did not give that Fatwa in the first place - our response was very restrained.
(4) Twitter Comment : Labelling something blasphemy betrays lack of better argument.
Answer : Better argument has not reached you. Take a look at this book.
(4) (Urdu Newspaper Roznama Rashtriya Sahara 12.01.2012) reports about support for the demand from New Delhi, Mumabi, Jaipur, Saharanpur, Muradabad, Sambhal, Gulaothi, Islam Nagar, Ghaziabad, Panipat.
(4) (Urdu Newspaper Roznama Rashtriya Sahara 13.01.2012) reports about support for the demand from Afzalgarh, Bijnor, Muradabad and Najibabad..