09 July 2006

Shiv Sena protests in Mumbai

Shiv Sena protests in Mumbai

OK so somebody threw mud on a statue of the departed wife of the leader of this political party (the Shiv Sena). In a misguided attempt to earn favours from their dear leader, these guys are running around disrupting traffic, burning a bus, trying to enforce a shutdown of Mumbai / Bombay (or maybe I should call it Chhatrapati Shivajipuri).

What about the birds that throw excrement from the air on their beloved statue? That seems to me to be a more serious offense. All the birds of Chhatrapati Shivajipuri should henceforth be told to observe a no-fly zone around Bal Thakerey's wife's statue or the Shiv Sainiks will disrupt more city traffic. How much does a shutdown cost us in economic / developmental terms? If these worthies have so much time, they should use it in cleaning up the streets and slums and trying to educate themselves. Idiots!

Luckily it looks like the police are on it this time and hopefully can prevent loss of life / property.

4 comments:

V N said...

Well.. in Kerala, we hv had hartals and bandhs for any and every reason for the last few years ~ in protest against the crow that dared to caw at midnight or the arrogant monsoons that arrived earlier than expected. Its pretty much the same all over the country, I guess.

:)

video said...

I guess the police were not on top it.

Mosilager said...

yeah velu any excuse to stay away from work / school hey? the problem is that the Shiv Sena is trying to gain popularity by playing up 'injustices' that it thinks that the hindu community is subjected to by the muslim community. If it weren't the muslims, it would be the christians or the parsees or the south indians or any way that they can 'divide and rule'. This is what I cannot stand.

video - we don't know where the failure was... the police can't stop every attack, one will get through. Even western nations with all their resources can't stop every attack. We should beef up our fire / ambulance services to deal with things like these in each big city. The lack of such emergency response teams will cost a lot of lives as patients who don't get access to good medical care may not survive.

Wife gifts said...

What about the birds that throw excrement from the air on their beloved statue? That seems to me to be a more serious offense. All the birds of Chhatrapati Shivajipuri should henceforth be told to observe a no-fly zone around Bal Thakerey's wife's statue or the Shiv Sainiks will disrupt more city trafficsn