Sunday, January 18, 2009

The thing that foremost comes to mind is - WTF!

Just read the news that a Pakistani Muslim girl was roughed up by members of her community in Bombay. According to the news, a Muslim guy spotted a tattoo on her back and was angered because urdu words from the Quran were tattooed on the girl's back.

The first thought that came to my was - WTF! She had "Thank you God" tattooed on her back. So what! How is that offensive or hurtful to anyone, including Muslims?

But then as I thought a bit more, there were certain other aspects of the incident that came to my mind.

1. As the tattoo was on her back, I assume it must be on her lower back - just above her belt (ass). The guy would have had to pay close attention to actually read the tattoo. WTF was he doing by staring at a girls ass? Isn't that against the stringent Muslim culture to look at a woman's anatomy? I think in certain countries (read Saudi Arabia) he would be beaten by stones or blinded (or both) for eyeing a woman in such fashion!

2. The girl was in India to study. So what if she got a tattoo! Who gave the Muslim women (one of them was the guys mother) the right to slap the girl? All for sporting a tattoo that read "Thank you God"?... WTF!

3. If the Muslims guy and the Muslim women are that strict about their religion, did they also decapitate the youth by removing his eyeballs for eyeing the woman's ass?

The sad part is the guy who saw the tattoo works for Jan Seva Sangh, a local NGO! WTF! How is this guy going to help other people when he did nothing to stop his own mother from assaulting a girl for sporting a "Thank you God" tattoo!!

This is precisely why there is a need for a Uniform civil code in the country! Only then shall we have true equality!

7 comments:

Oxy said...

Disgusting to say the least,... That asshole Riyaz and his mother should be booked immediately by cops and arrested for hitting her.

Valerine said...

I so very much agree with what u said....I mean who the hell on earth has given right to slap some1 who has a tattoo done .........Well this is a living testimony of hypocrites around us....

Angel's Flight said...

I agree...sick of people expecting to get away with murder..in the same of religion. This whole secularism drama had overstayed its welcome already!

eye-in-sty-in said...

Oxy, Valarine and Angel, Thank you for sharing your opinion.

Smita said...

We Indians have taken intolerance to new levels.

avdi said...

The things one does in the name of religion, makes me want to ban religion altogether. Sometimes it seems less like a spiritual thing and more like a handle to bully other people.

eye-in-sty-in said...

Smita - thanks.

Ava - I agree with you. more often than not, religion is used to kill, riot, loot, plunder, rape! Is this what it is meant to do? At times I wonder - is it just a placebo?