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Submitted by sandeep (India), Aug 27, 2008 at 04:49

I have read Shabana's and Saif Ali's comments on Muslims of India. Can they tell us even a single country which is as liberal and lenient as India for Muslims? India is No. 1 and largest deomocratic in the world which whole world also accepts. So when I read such comments, I am devastated. You go to any country , would you get the same level of freedom in every sense - religion, politics, govt., country, community, protests. In India Whatever you want to do under the purview of liberal and secular constitution , you can do. Can you do the same amount of activities in any country in the world? No, never. They will choff off your head or put you in jail.

Mrs Shabana ji and Mr Saif ji, I tell you some of the hard facts. You want to say that muslims are happy in other countries where they clean toilets, wash clothes , wash windows and vehicles , get abuses, get beating and many more... while in India when they are in a respectable positions (with freedom to follow any religion, no dress code, freedom of speech, right to demonstrate and protest), they feel they are insecure. In Singapore, if you spit, you will be fined; if you enter in opposite lane, you will be fined; if you enter a place without dresscode, you will be penalised, you speak against the govt. or community , you will be in jai. In Iran, even in extreme summer, ladies are not allowed without burka; if you steal a piece of bread, your hands will be chopped off. Do you want to live in that society?

Can either of you name any country in the world where you will get that much of freedom and secularism which you are getting in India. Indian have made your movies hit, they have put you on their eyes with a red carpet welcome.. still you have complaints. Strange. You should not make such flippant and loose statements. Your every statement counts and probably you do not know what implications/repurcusions your statements may have. Why don't you say at first place that you are Indian instead of saying you are muslim.

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