Monday, October 04, 2010

It could have been worse, but isn't it bad enough?



If you thought this judgment was bad, imagine what would have happened if the judgment said the land belonged to the Waqf board.

"..however, I must also confess my immense relief at the Court turning  down the claims of the Sunni Waqf Board, not because I believe that the Board’s stance is wholly without any merit at all, but, rather, simply because had the Court favoured the Board (which is what many of my Muslim friends had rather naively expected) it would certainly have provoked Hindu hordes into unleashing yet another massive reign of terror against hapless Muslims all across the country..", says Yoginder Sikand. It sums up the motivation of the verdict and shows how silly is the "call for peace" sounds heard all over now.

But before we hail this historic peacemaker verdict, let us ask this question:

"..As a friend of mine, a fellow agnostic, brilliantly expressing my own reaction to the judgment, quipped, ‘Are we now to be governed by Hindu shariah?’" [Ayodhya Verdict: Musings Of A Now Hardened Agnostic, by Yoginder Sikand]

Also see: Thol Thirumalavan, Dalit activist and MP from Chidambaram, speaks about the verdict (Tamil Video, on youtube).

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Some interesting responses from some of my friends, on the facebook:

Anu: third hindu epic is 10,000 pages long. seeking english to sanskrit translators.

Bobby:  the next title suit should be about the ownership of Kerala - created by Parasuram's axe - but owned once upon a time by Mahabali and taken by stealth from him by Vamana!!!!!! Wonder who all would be parties to this litigation!!!!!
  
Bindu:  appalled again that proclaimed democracies are just theocracies in disguise. from yesterday, not even in disguise, i guess.

Sandali: Breaking News: Now that the existence of Lord Ram has been proven, Sita's descendants have moved the Lucknow bench of the High Court (since that's where his birth was proven yesterday) seeking intervention in the abandonment of Sita by her chauvinist and masochistic husband that eventually led to her unique suicide in the end.

9 comments:

K.M.Venugopalan said...

I liked yet another thought provoking joke in response to the Lucknow Bench verdict in the Ayodhya case:

"It would have been more appropriate if five instead of three judges had delivered the verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. After all panchayats normally have five members, don’t they?..."
(Rajinder Puri, cartoonist)

Anivar Aravind said...

This is the comment I posted on FB when the verdict was out

Breaking News: Now that the existence of Lord Ram has been proven, Sita's descendants have moved the Lucknow bench of the High Court (since that's where his birth was proven yesterday) seeking intervention in the abandonment of Sita by her chauvinist and masochistic husband that eventually led to her unique suicide in the end.They are demanding a compensation of an amount that does not even exist in totality in the world, stating that that would be the total compounded interest. The reclusive Ram Lalla's lawyer, have said that his defendant would soon make a national and supernatural comment. The litigants are also asking for the return of Sita's utensils from her kitchen.

K.M.Venugopalan said...

Fine;I guess Anivar's
'copyleft-ed'joke spread,people making amendments!

Sudeep said...

Thanks Anivar, for pointing out the origin of the Sita comment. I had not read all the FEC posts.

Similarly, the Mahabali/Parasuram suite has also made rounds. It even made a counter currents article.

Sudeep said...

Sorry for the miss.. Sandali had mentioned (on facebook) it is not hers, and had thanked those who wrote it.

Sudeep said...

Someone just said why they did not blame Mayawati for everything that happened.. after all, all this was in UP. The Hindu makes up for that: "Arch-political rivals Mayawati and Mulayam Singh played the Muslim card in a bid to reassure the minority community on Friday, a day after the judgment in the Babri Masjid title suits case.." [see the report here]

Joyan said...

hi Sudeep,
Reading your blog for the first time... Good articles, or thought-scribbles,I must say.
It brings such a frustration to my mind that it is those who praise this judgement are the ones whoa re going to decide India's political future. Those who praise this judgement on the practicality, on the fear that any fair judgement would have resulted in riots, is actually forgetting the fact that what they are calling for is a virtual feeling of peacefulness and the real peace can not exist with out social justice.

Sudeep said...

Thanks Joyan, you said it.

Rajiv said...

All those who talk about Hindu Sharia should be deported to Afghanistan. Perhaps then only these morons will understand the meaning of Sharia and much better the meaning of being a non-muslim in a Muslim country.