Government's Obsession With Image
India, Oct. 21 -- Suddenly the intellectuals from various walks of life alarmed at the emerging trends in the nation have become villains. 49 of them who had expressed deep concern for hapless citizens killed in lynching have been branded as anti-nationals and peddlers of sedition. They include celebrities like Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan etc. The penalty for it is life imprisonment, no less. We should rather give them a civilian award for their social sensitivity. But no, according to a judicial magistrate in Muzzafarpur Sadar they are to be tried for treason, the ultimate crime against the state. They are attempting to tarnish the image of India, belittle the great achievements of our distinguished Prime Minister and ...
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