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Moral Policing

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Submitted by XXX (India), Feb 16, 2006 at 04:04

VALENTINES DAY.........well its a joke out here in India.......

I love this country and my city Mumbai but its a shame to know what happened this time around. drunk members of the Shiv Sena rampaged a party and groped and stripped women and started beating up everyone, even kids were not spared. and they were beaten on the grounds that they were indulging in immoral activities........when whatever they did was highly moral and they deserve a place in heaven for that .....

The reason they give for boycott is India is getting influenced by western culture. who the heck are they to decide if our activities are immoral? .if we wanna get influenced by the west,so what? havent they heard about freedom of expression, or have they formed some new laws. .And with all due respect to Indian culture, but i seriously feel that this western influence aint causing no harm. but this laid-back indian attitude to things is what is highly responsible for all crimes, be it rape(tribals, rural popuation) or murder or even robbery.

India needs to have a new outlook for people to stop thinking the crap they do about india. and well, for the good of the country. this moral policing and all is just some random person who thinks it ll be better for the country. so dont mention about freedom of expression then. and anyways what do they care about lovers being together? they should be thinking about doing their jobs first. there are no proper roads in mumbai.. all social evils are rampant and dont they wear shirts and jeans, carry mobile phones and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. that all is western culture. but im sure when they do it they have a reason ready.

Its stifling in this country and though i love it, its just frustating. and then they talk about intelligent ppl leaving the country when they could do something for the country. who wants to do anything when nothings gonna change here......
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