Moberrism

Moberrism- Yes you heard that right! It is Mob+Terrorism.

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a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.

“a mob of protesters”

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NORTH AMERICAN

the Mafia or a similar criminal organization.

“he gambled at a time when the Mob ran gaming”

We as a Nation condemn and fight terrorism every day, but little do we realize that we have let mobs become a part of expressing ourselves. Each time in switch on the news or pick up a newspaper for a quick read there are at least two incidents of mob lynching.

From cow sympathizers to angry parents, all we can think now is mob terror. But I ask you, is this the message we want our children to learn and see? To answer with violence, to be heard with violence!

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We are a nation of Mahatma Gandhi. He preached non violence. Have we forgotten him? Are our national heroes restricted to the history books? Even our army does not attack unless it has to retaliation to a previous attack. Have we lost all ethics?

Do we need violence to solve our issues? Torching the public buses, parks, roads etc… Are we not hindering our own progression, our own development?

Some people do not agree with a movies script, get a mob together and slap the director. Some people do not eat beef, hey just get a mob and kill a few people, as simple as that. Your child is unsafe, all you have to do is retaliate with violence and that will keep the children safe. We don’t even spare the foreigners who come to our country to study or get medical treatment.

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We create new laws, but are we abiding by the general human laws in the process? How does an eye for an eye create a better world? I just do not understand it.

For a secular nation, for a nation known for its “tolerance” this is way too overwhelming. Burning posters, killing innocent people, killing cops, I mean is this what we have come to now?

People coming together is good, Having a similar thought process for a better society is good, but do we need violence and blood for it?

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I am happy I am not a mother, I don’t have a child and I don’t fear what this world is heading to. We as a nation are in reverse gear. I really do not know when we will drive off the cliff. I just hope with time this is changed and it’s a better place for the young Indians.

Meaty Politics!!

India is a democratic country. For the people, of the people and by the people. This is something I remember studying in one of the textbooks back in school. Yes it just is a fancy expression for being in a democratic country.

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We have our dictators and dictatorships under wraps, oh! You the so called political parties…. It is all about Monarchy and patriarchy and all other archies we can think off!

Now India is a country where the choice of food is defined by regulations. India is now a country where in, meat ban is more important than importance of education, crime rates, rapes, fraud cases and medical facilities.

The meat ban, closing of the slaughter houses and people on the streets forcing the international food chains and our own people out of work is another new low for us as a society.

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We have life imprisonment for consuming beef, but rapist? What about the fraud cases?

The discrimination based on caste, language, color, money, state etc.. Was not enough that we go overboard with this too?

The amount of people on streets doing the best to sustain the meat ban just proves the unemployment rates in India. We need to be very concerned about this and not celebrate it.

This is very disturbing. If we talk about cow meat in particular that, cow is worshiped, what about these animals who are also associated with God and mythology:

Monkeys—Hanuman

Tortoise—Vishnu (Kurma)

Eagle—Vishnu (Garuda)

Dog— Kal Bhairav(Shiva)

Boar— Varaha (Vishnu)

Lion — Narasimha (Vishnu)

Tiger — Durga

Snake— Vishnu and Shiva

Elephant — Ganesh

Mouse — Ganesh

Peacock — Ayyapa

These are a few I could think of. What are we doing for them? Animal protection is important and we do need to address that, but making it political and creating differences is no solution to anything.

It is very clear why the meat ban is receiving this kind of importance. I only wish we could leave all this and focus more on what is important for this country.

India needs awareness on not only our culture but also cultures around the world. The new laws in America is an important issue as it effects a huge chunk of the working class. Education is becoming expensive by the hour, we need to get better laws for the education system.

As a country we need new medical policies. Safety of the children and women. There are just so many issues. But surely meat ban is not one of them.

What one eats is his or her personal choice. Food is supposed to bring people closer and not create differences.

Religion or Humanity!!!

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I came across this post on Facebook. I liked it! But for some reason I kept reading it again and again and again. The post disturbed me. I saw the post just after the ban on immigrants by the very popular Mr. Trump.

India is a country where Religion+Language+Caste+Gender = Identity. Nobody can change it, everybody seems OK with it. Heck! We even end up marrying complete stranger to keep the “identity” intact!

But targeting a religion, how is it fair? Whether it’s done to get votes or make cults… it only leads to discrimination and destruction. The world has seen enough wars… we have come far from those times…. Why can we not deal with things in a better manner?

All the religions preach love…. God is a creator…. A creator would not want to destroy….. Imagine yourself to be a creator … you have make a painting or a pot or building or a family…. You would do everything in your power to protect it. Similarly God does not want destruction, war and debates. It is us humans who do that…we play with faith, truth and the worst of all the humanity.

I encourage you to love people beyond their “identity”. In the fight for all let not humanity get lost!!!!!

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Dancing Boys!

“Women are for children, boys are for pleasure. “

This is a very famous saying in Afghanistan and its nearby countries. Can you even believe it? Are you still trying to understand what it means?

It is the infamous Bacha Bazi. It is slang for child boy prostitutes. Yes you read it right!

Boys are kept as slaves by their “Masters”. They have sex with their masters and then are taken around for other men to enjoy them. They are made to dress like girls and dance in the parties.

This is done to boys at an age where they do not even understand sexuality. Let alone sex!

It is amusing to know that “The practice of dancing boys is illegal under Afghan law, being “against both sharia law and the civil code.”

But do we really need a law for this? Can a fellow human not understand that you cannot defile a child girl or boy!

Paedophile is just not the way of life. It is a disease and the person needs medical help. Sexual abuse is in itself unacceptable and child abuse is beyond words.

These young boys take up drugs to help cope. They belong to poor families and hence fall prey to all this.

Imagine get torn down into bits and piece emotionally and physically and not even get paid. They live with their masters just to be able to get roof on their head and food.

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Nothing is reason enough to take away a child’s right to childhood. Nobody deserves scars!

I hope the Human Rights take this seriously and do something about it! At the moment the world seems to be a dark place to live in.

Dont Shame!!!!!!

 

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself. (p. 84)”

― Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

I have always been shamed for my looks. Starting from being a teenager to now an adult. Every time somebody criticized my body or my complexion or my nose I would wonder” it is how it is! And how is my body color or anything else bothering you?”

I have seen better jobs and better opportunities go to the “pretty girls”. You know the kind “tall, fair and slim”. Their skills are not considered. How they are as a person does not matter. If she is pretty she is the best.

I know for a fact that I am not considered good looking to be somebody’s bride or daughter in law. The compensation is my father’s money!

No points in guessing, that I do not have any man in my life who I can say loves me even remotely.  But Thank God for family, I have my father and brother for it!

Until a few years back, I would let the negativity get to me. i would starve my self. Vomit everything I have eaten to stay “thin”. I would constantly compare myself with the pretty fair girls and dread that I am not fair. I have gone to sleep for years praying that my complexion miraculously changes. I have seen the fair girls sweep the man I always wanted just by their looks.Now, I have reached a point wherein I do not care of what others think of me. How I perceive of myself is important to me. If you think I am fat and ugly there is nothing I can do to change it.

If you cannot see my honesty, generosity, fierceness and craziness; I really do not want to be with you, not even as a friend. Friends do not pull each other down!

I have seen people pollute others with their negativity. Even as children beauty is all that matter is what is taught. I came across Jonquel Norwood’s Instagram account where she has taken the Disney princesses and turned them into real women. It is just so liberating! Here are a few images from the account.

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I truly believe that I might not be your kind of beauty. But I am full of love and surprises. My fierce honesty is difficult to match.  I am intelligent and my brain is my sexiest organ. I will never let anybody shame me. I do not support body shaming. Please do not poison the little girls. Just let them be!

Everybody is beautiful in their own way. Don’t just like and share such posts on Facebook and other social media. Believe in them!

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Beardo!!!

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A man with a beard is to me most desirable! A good well-groomed beard brings out the best in a man; to me a good beard can make the most average man look irresistible!

But imagine a beard on a woman. I mean I find it very difficult to picture myself or any of my female friends with a mane. However, Harnaam Kaur from U.K has defied all olds and is a Guinness book record holder for world’s youngest female with a full beard.

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The pictures of Harnaam Kaur all over the internet are very liberating. She has a full grown thick glossy beard with winged liner and perfectly done lips.

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She suffers from PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome), hence the over growth of the facial hair. I or any other female with PCOS will relate to this. I know the pain of hair removal every few days. The embarrassment I feel when I see somebody I am talking to notice my facial hair in between.

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This is so comforting and liberating. I wish I could break stereotypes just like her.

Her beard makes her no less feminine. Her pictures on the internet will tell you that. The bridal shoot that she did is breath taking.

This is to me just a huge huge huge example of being comfortable with who you are. A good answer to body shamers.I know a lot of my male friends cringe with the thought of woman with hair even on the private areas. But, they forget women are human too and have hair growth just like them!

Harnaam Kaur, you are an inspiration and a whiff of hope for me. Thank you!

Came back!!!

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

― Jalaluddin Rumi

These immortal words by the famous Persian poet Rumi not only gives hope but also tells us what life is about!

However, these words came true for a woman and her family in India.

Reincarnation is not a concept that a lot of people believe in. I don’t believe in it either. There has been a lot of research done on this subject and the case of Shanti devi defies our believes to an extent.

Shanti Devi was born in 1926 in Delhi, India. She shook the nation with her account of the previous life that she spoke of as a four year old. Her parents at that time discouraged her from talking about her previous life believing that she is creating stories.

She would talk about being married to a Kedar nath from Mathura( a town in Uttar Pradesh, India). She said her name is not Shanti devi but, Lugdi devi and that she died after giving birth to her son. Her longing to see her son and her love for her husband brought her back.

She ran away from her home in Delhi to reach Mathura, however, was found by her family and was brought back. A teacher from her school wrote a letter to Kedar nath in Mathura and to everybody’s shock received a reply from Kedar nath as well. When Kedar nath heard that this little girl claims to be his late wife, he travelled to Delhi to meet her and to know the truth.

To his surprise she answered every little detail that Lugdi devi only knew.

When Mahatma Gandhi heard about the case, he met Shanti devi and set up a commission to investigate. The commission traveled with Shanti Devi to Mathura. There she recognized several family members, including the grandfather of Lugdi Devi. She found out that Kedar Nath had neglected to keep a number of promises he had made to Lugdi Devi on her deathbed. She then traveled home with her parents. The commission’s report concluded that Shanti Devi was indeed the reincarnation of Lugdi Devi.

Shanti Devi did not marry. She told her story again at the end of the 1950s, and once more in 1986 when she was interviewed by Ian Stevenson and K.S. Rawat. In this interview she also related her near death experiences when Lugdi Devi died. K.S. Rawat continued his investigations in 1987, and the last interview took place only four days before her death on December 27, 1987.

I find it hard to believe, I mean how it is even possible, but I guess there are some things that are beyond human understanding!

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The Iron Lady!!

The Iron Lady of Manipur is Irom Chanu Sharmila. Also known as Mengoubi, in the local language; which means the fair one, is on an on-going hunger strike.

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She opposes the AFSPA presence in the North Indian states. After the Malcolm massacre incident in November 2000, which killed 10 people and severely injured 42 others.  In 1958 this law was applied to the 7 north eastern states wherein, the armed forces could arrest people or search places without a warrant on the basis of terrorism suspicion. (Armed Forces Special Powers Act)

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The armed forces however, open fired on the people standing at the bus stop where, 10 were killed leaving others injured. They were also responsible for a lot of political unrest in the region.

To oppose this and to make the government withdraw the AFSPA, Sharmila vowed to not eat and drink till the law was withdrawn.  A nasogastric intubation was put to her the same month to keep her alive.

To break her spirit she was arrested under the pretext of “attempt to commit suicide”. Really!!! I wonder where was this clause when Kanahiya Kumar announced fasting against the action taken by the authorities?! Since her arrest and release, she has been arrested and released almost every year since her fast began.

But, this lady is really made of iron, she did not deter, she stayed on her ground. She has received a lot of recognition since then. A lot of political parties have approached her, to join them, but she never cashed her interests for politics. As she is truly against it! Unlike people, who cause unrest and call it intolerance.

This act is still ruled in the states and I strongly oppose to them. Such acts do not help the political situation for the common man. I wish I had the will of iron just like our Iron lady! I can just hope her wish is fulfilled and people can see sensibility in her crazy love for her people!

Aruna Shanbaug—A woman or a vegetable?

A nurse from KEM Hospital in Mumbai was from a small town in Karnataka. She was engaged to be married to a Doctor from the same hospital. She died on May 18th 2015 at the age of 66 from pneumonia, after being in a vegetative state for 42 years.

Her story came into light after a journalist Pinki Virani had applied for euthanasia on her behalf. The plea was rejected but she was allowed passive euthanasia.

At the age of 24, Aruna was sexually assaulted by a ward boy that left her in vegetative state.

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The criminal Sohanlal Bharatha Valmiki, 28 at the time attacked Aruna and strangled her with a dog chain in a manner that cut off the oxygen supply to vital parts of her brain, he then proceeded to brutally rape her.

He was charged with assault and attempt to murder and served only 7 years in jail. He was never charged with rape. Only God know why? Anyways that charge would have also not made much of difference to his jail time.

The real punishment was given to Aruna; 42 years in vegetative state, no justice, and no report on the so called fiancé either.

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As a woman, I cannot imagine what all she has missed in her life. Not being aware of sunshine or sunset. Not enjoying the rain. Not eating your favourite food, not meeting your friends and family. It is just unfair, outright unfair.

What should be the punishment for taking away somebody’s soul? I guess there is none.

Sohanlal, moved back to his village in U.P. Living with his family. A wife, 2 sons (both married). This makes me laugh! How are they living with this man? I really want to ask that woman who calls herself his wife.

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Sohanlal Rape accused of Aruna Shanbaug who died in the King Edward Memorial hospital in Mumbai after 42 years in coma-Express Photo by Gajendra yadav,29-5-2015

Do you let him touch you after knowing that he raped (had anal sex) with a girl and tried to kill her?

Did you think your sons will become like him?

Did you want that? Are you a secret psychopath?

Because I could never do that. If my man did something like this. I would kill him and hand myself over to the police.

It is women like her who give men like Sohanlal guts to commit such crimes. He apparently says that he did not rape her, there was a fight and it got out of control. Hahahaha! No words, no words for such a loser.

I appreciate the hospital that took care of her. I wonder where the fiancé guy went. Married to somebody else huh! Did he try to fight for her? I wonder. I wonder what if I was in her place. I would have wanted my fiancé to at least raise his voice when I lost mine.

I have no faith in our judicial system of course. But, I have faith in God; I can only pray no Aruna Shanbaug is created again. No woman is created again. Who gets mistreated for pleasure!

Scarred for life!!!

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She was beautiful girl, who wanted to become an IPS officer. Getting trained at NCC (National Cadets Corp) she went along with her life. Little did she know that all of it is going to change.

Sonali Mukerjee a young girl from Dhanbad had applied for euthanasia. Euthanasia is a plea submitted to the court to allow mercy killing or legalised suicide. Why did she do that?

Because, she suffered for more than 9 years for a punishment; a crime of being a girl with dreams.

She is an acid attack survivor.

3 men ; Tapas Mitra, Sanjay Paswan and Bhrahmadev Hajra would stalk this young girl. Tapas Mitra was apparently in love with her and wanted to possess her. She said no to his proposal. Because she wanted to make something of her life and not get married to a random stalker.

His response was that she is full of attitude and that he will teach her a lesson.

On 22nd April 2003 she and her sister were sleeping on the roof of their house, when she was attacked. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and her sister was also injured.

The acid had burned her face and neck and upper parts of her body. This started the years of ordeal for her. She was hospitalized for 9 years and her family spent their entire fortune trying to save her.

The attackers were arrested but were released out on bail in 3 months. They are all happy in their lives. Where in the girl barely managed to survive. She and her family appealed to the court a several times but no action was taken. Then when she applied for euthanasia she was noticed. This horrible incident got media coverage and she got a little support from people other than her family.

She is married now. I am sure she is still trying to heal internally and externally. She was on Kaun Banaga Crorepati with Lara Dutta and won 25 lakhs.

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But what about those men? What about the law in India? So as I understand you can attempt to murder and disfigure somebody for life and all you get is 3 months in jail. That is a pretty good deal.

How the law changed? Oh! Very simple just regulate the sales of acid. The buyer needs to provide an ID proof for buying the acid. This is what the Indian Penal Code says:

“326A: Whoever causes permanent or partial damage or deformity to, or burns or maims or disfigures or disables, any part or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt by throwing acid on or by administering acid to that person, or by using any other means with the intention of causing or with the knowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to imprisonment for life, and with fine:

Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses of the treatment of the victim:

Provided further that any fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the victim.

Explanation 1.- For the purposes of ….. this section, “acid” includes any substance which has acidic or corrosive character or burning nature, that is capable of causing bodily injury leading to scars or disfigurement or temporary or permanent disability.

Explanation 2.- For the purposes of ….. this section, permanent or partial damage or deformity shall not be required to be irreversible.’.”

I am at loss for words. Do they not understand what the victim goes through? Are they completely oblivious to pain and suffering? I wish the law could just rule: Hanged until death! (Hey Kanahiya, protest now!)

Also a question to mothers of sons! How do you feel when your son is charged with acid attacked or molestation or rape?

Proud I guess, because if I were you I would have killed him and happily would have taken “Hanged until death”