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    Another tolerance-intolerance debate at Jashn-e-Rekhta festival

    During 17th to 19th February, 2017, Jashn-e-Rekhta festival was held in Delhi. This has become an annual event in the cultural calendar of the capital. The festival is being held to propagate and encourage Urdu language and literature in India. As usual, the festival is organised and controlled by top-level liberals of the country. On 19th February, famous Pakistani-Canadian writer Mr. Tarek Fatah visited the venue. He was not invited. He went there to purchase some Urdu books. Suddenly some organisers noticed him and started heckling him with their supporters. Ultimately Police could rescue Mr. Tarek Fatah with difficulty. He was sent back to his hotel.

    This is not an isolated incident. Nowadays, we can see that in every event organised by the top-level liberals of the country, those who have different views, are heckled and silenced. Same thing happened in Jaipur and in Kolkata.

    Some Indians are becoming very intolerant! Members, what is your opinion in this regard?
  • #591499
    What I feel is - There could be many pakistanis who might have atttended our functions in a burka or niqab or hijab and could not be identified. Who knows? How can we have a check on such people.
    No life without Sun ¤

  • #591500
    Mr. Sun: Those who heckled Mr. Tare Fatah were not in hijab or burkha! They were true Indian liberal (libu)!
    Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.

  • #591502
    Partha,
    You misunderstood. I am not talking about the Indians who heckled to be in Burkha or Hijab. I am talking about the visitors (men and women) who can be in burkha or hijab to hide their face and identity to save themselves from getting heckled.

    If Mr. Tare Fakah was in a Burkha or Hijab, no one would have identified and asked him to give a speech and get heckled. Is it not?

    No life without Sun ¤

  • #591527
    When the country is passing through hate relationship with Pakistan due to recent past developments, it is but natural that even the law enforcing agencies does not want to take risk and their name spoiled. So diffusing the tension was done as per the time demanded.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #591532
    Mr. Mohan: Nobody is blaming Police in this case. The question relating to intolerance of liberals (libu-s).
    Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.


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