Monday, June 17, 2013

Re: [IAC#RG] PRESS RELEASE­­: publication by India Against Corruption

Pleas, Sarbajit, do not compare this idiot with Galileo Galilei or any of the stalwarts of the European or Indian renaissance. They were rational scientists, or social scientists ( if you will) who were trying to get the world to see sense. This guy wants to put the clock back in the most reactionary way.

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 12:01 AM, Anamika R <> wrote:
I don't think there was any dissidence reflected in the piece. Nor was the release so simple.

It reflected a stance which can't be viewed as objective at all. It certainly was not discussing any rocket science.

As regards the three women, NDTV is yet to get to us!

By the way, Wikipedia has 2 dissidents reflected now sans Nehru.

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On 15-Jun-2013, at 13:36, Sarbajit Roy <> wrote:


So you want only normal / bland / safe / conventional views to exist. In your cloistered world the term "dissident" ought not to exist ?

Let us all collectively forget that Galileo held extremist views. So did Martin Luther, Jai Prakash Narain and Adolf Hitler.

In the warped "controlled" world of Wikipedia Jawaharlal Nehru (?) is one of only 4 "dissidents" India had.

I suppose we should let only Arundhati Roy or Madhu Kishwar or Ranjana Kumari speak on behalf of Indian women - because these are the only faces we see jabbering away on NDTV.

SIFF's theme is simple - Gender specific laws like Domestic Violence Act and IPC 498A are being abused and should either be repealed or made gender neutral.

This is now substantially also IAC's position (arrived at after much internal debate and discussion) as IAC conveyed to the Justice Verma Committee. A copy of IAC's submission can be accessed at IAC's website.


On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Anamika R <> wrote:
I had similar opinion as Vidyut on the piece from Mr Sarkar. I am not getting into details of what he has put forth, as Vidyut has already done so.

To even think of putting the problems women face with those of men is audacious, to say the least.

We must not encourage extremist views, even if we propagate freedom of press.

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