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November 28, 2011

On Hindutva,M.F.Hussain and the 'Right Wing Extremists'.


Disclaimer-This post contain some very strong opinions.Those who find them objectionable may needn't continue reading it.

The other day someone was heard lamenting on t.v how the right wing extremists had objected to the screening of the M.F.Hussain documentary.Predictably,the neutrals-so called 'liberals' have come forward accusing moral policing and even termed it as an attack on the 'creative freedom' of artists.Now let me ask you,how many of you have actually seen the 'so called creative works' of Mr Hussain?If you haven't,here is the link.Do you  think painting nude,dirty pics of Gods worshipped by a certain section of the society and trying to walk away unscathed(accusing 'artists have no creative freedom in this country'!) in a 'secular' country like India is what creative 'freedom' means in the long run?What do you think would have happened if someone had done this to some 'minority communities' of this state?Right from our central government to the clergy men would have made a hue and cry over it.Obviously our country has got the 'saffron' clan,the V.H.P s,the R.S.S. es but don't we have A.I.C.C secretaries like Dig Vijaya Singh who capitalises on any other opportunity he gets to woo the so called 'minority' voters?Haven't we seen him accusing the 'right wing extremists' for even the 26/11 attacks and there by weakening our case against Pakisthan only to get himself some petty political mileage?
                  Attributing any kind of protests to 'right wing extremism' is outright rubbish.The normal Hindu people who feel insulted with Mr Hussain's works might not get to the streets and mark their protest but that shouldn't be mistaken as their open support to Mr Hussain's rubbish works.Creative freedom is not doing anything you wish ,the first thing that an artist must have is tolerance and respect to the beliefs and practices of all sections of the society.If he doesn't have it,protests and threats are inevitable and there is no point in crying over that....!!!

-nikhimenon

3 comments:

Nikil said...
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Nikil said...

good