arty like it’s 999. An Indian skeptic was charged with blasphemy. Recently. In 2012. In Mumbai. Not Milan, Mumfuckingbai. His crime? Pointing out, yet again, the utter depravity of the Catlicks. While they aren’t raping kids as far as we know, just preying on the poor by aggressively marketing a blessed miracle – Buddy Jebus weeping to the tune of silver clinking into plates. Yes, it’s the ol’ weeping statue trick, 99. That’s the umpteenth time in the last century.
Asked by a TV channel to investigate, Sanal Edamaruku found, mystery of mysteries, capillary action miraculously drawing the water up from a drain underneath the statue to dribble out the feet.
“Sanal explained his findings and accused the concerned Catholic Church officials of miracle mongering, as they were beating the big drum for the drippling Jesus statue with aggressive PR measures and by distributing photographs certifying the “miracle”. A heated debate began, in which the five church people, among them Fr. Augustine Palett, the priest of Our Lady of Velankanni church, and representatives of the Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) demanded that Sanal apologize.”
Of course, seeing as they felt persecuted by valid criticism of their holy work of taking advantage, they filed charges and Edamaruku must surrender to the police.
“Yesterday (10th April,2012) Sanal received a phone call from a Police official of Juhu Police Station in Mumbai directing him to come to the said police station to face the charges and get arrested. He also said that FIRs have also been filed in Andheri and some other police stations u/s 295 of Indian Penal Code on the allegations of hurting the religious sentiments of a particular community.”
Kitty corner to this is the Indian constitution, which states in Article 51-A, clause h:
“It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to develop the scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform.”
So, in following the Indian Constitution Sanal contravened their penal code. His defence? The Constitution?
It is alleged Sanal hurt the sentiments of a particular religious community. Hmmm, don’t the religious sentiments of other communities always offend any particular community? At least in hushed, conspiratorial tones if not publicly like the Micks or die vater von Lutherans.
Just think,the thugs who created this contradiction of rights have their finger on India’s nuclear trigger…