Anyone who is somewhat aware of the sport of cricket must be aware of the new phenomenon in the cricketing world: IPL
. Lately, out of many reasons, one of the reasons IPL's in the news is for being targeted by right-winged politicians madly in need of votes. The politicians and other such moral-saviors of the Indian society are not too keen on the un-Indian skimpy outfits of the cheerleaders for IPL teams. Well, it's really no news, you say, since India's righteous quite frequently indulge in outrageous moral hullabaloo
and I agree. However, what caught me in disbelief and compelled me to write this post is the following comment made by Siddharam Mehetre, a junior interior minister of Maharashtra:
"We live in India where womanhood is worshipped. How can anything obscene like this be allowed?," Siddharam Mehetre told the Press Trust of India news agency.
"This thing is meant for foreigners and not for us. Mothers and daughters watch these matches on television. It does not look nice."
Need I explain the cause of my disbelief? Actually, I don't know whether to laugh or feel sad at such hypocritically sad state of affairs!!
(If you are still confused, please have a look at this
and explain to me how womanhood is being worshipped in India. Perhaps by sacrificing women's lives?)
Labels: Freedom of Choice, Humor, Media