Monday, February 2, 2009

PDAmn it!

The day a country becomes truly literate is when it understands the term "None of your business". The Delhi high court has stayed an FIR against a married couple caught in a compromising position saying, "How can an expression of love by a married couple by stealing a kiss in public be construed as obscenity?" I must be drunk or wasted or something else…for I seem to want to hold on to the slowly fading position that even though there are many stupid people in this world ruining it further with their influence and decisions, high court judges would still be predisposed to intellectual liberal forward thinking and critical analysis.

We have to take one of two stands here: either people demonstrating their affection publicly is right or it is wrong. How is it anybody's business whether the 'offending' couple is married or engaged or whatever? It simply should not matter. Having said that, I agree with the court's decision that public display of affection is okay, but they did for the wrong and the most moronic reason. I cannot believe these give such amazing license to married people, but a guy and his girlfriend (dare I say a guy and his boyfriend!) kissing in public is a major no-no.

Let's grow up, and face the facts.

The only thing that matters here is whether we regard PDA as obscene or not. The fact that the offending parties are married or in love or not is incidental and not worth our time anyway. This ruling needs amendment.

Until then, guys and girls, if you wanna get naughty, keep a mangalsutra in your pocket for exculpatory reasons while we celebrate the mind-numbing stupidity that is this ruling!

PS: This is completely unrelated but buddy (a fellow blogger and great friend) celebrates one year of blogging. Here's wishing him many more years of happy blogging! You made me laugh, cringe, cry…and what not. I may not (make that "will not") always agree with you, but you never cease to make me think, and I appreciate you most for that.

7 comments:

buddy said...

keep a mangalsutra! rofl!

and thanks man!

PS: it doesnt hurt to agree once in a while! :P

Liberal said...

@buddy
I said I wont 'always' agree with you...it makes my seldom assent all the more credible dont you think?

kusublakki said...

haha! good post. I just read the article this morning and was as humored with it as u are!

And i knw i am repeating buddy here, but rofl @ "guys and girls, if you wanna get naughty, keep a mangalsutra in your pocket for exculpatory reasons while we celebrate the mind-numbing stupidity that is this ruling!"

Liberal said...

@kusublakki
Cheers...u know Jefferson said "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions" so I'm just doin my patriotic duty!

Anonymous said...

Talk about Shiv Sena regarding Valentine's Day as derogatory to the "cultural ethos" of the Indian society.

sthitapragnya said...

So, now the court decides when it is an expression of love and when an obscenity! Great! What a splendid display of democracy at work!

And ROFL @ 'keep a mangalsutra'! Brilliant!

Liberal said...

@sthitapragnya
Thanks...and I am glad so many people are seeing the insanity in this ruling!