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Den kreative kampen mot religioese fanatikere i India har saa langt gikk en seier paa knock out for «konsortiet av loesaktige og frempaa kvinnelige pub-gjester». Den som ikke skjoenner hva jeg skriver om boer sjekke mitt tidligere blogginnlegg med samme tittel…

The Times of India forteller om store antall kvinner og menn besoekte pubene rundt omkring i India paa Valentinesdagen. Mange av dem hadde aldri vaert paa pub foer, men ville vise sin motstand mot fundamentalistene paa denne maaten.

I et innlegg i The Observer forteller Susan Nisha om hvorfor hun og noen av hennes venner etablerte Facebookgruppen for en ukes tid siden:

«Earlier in the month, the Sri Ram Sena, a Hindu, right-wing group based in Karnataka state, attacked some young women in a pub in Mangalore. The men were proud of defending Indian culture from cocktail-drinking floozies.

The attack had been caught by a news crew, discussed, dissected, and was ready to be forgotten. It was considered natural that the attackers got out on bail and the girls were afraid to press charges. It was the aftermath which caught our attention.

The SRS was stepping up its efforts. Its leader Pramod Muthalik announced that his group would ensure that no couples were seen together in Karnataka on Valentine’s Day. Any couple who defied them would be married off immediately. One would imagine this would have been the cue for the arrival of the men in white coats. But no. All the spectators understood that SRS, a new and unwelcome franchise of India’s favourite corporation, the moral police, was announcing a play for greater power. Karnataka’s government watched to see what would happen next. Could Muthalik pull off what he boasted?

Our first step was the Pink Chaddi campaign. Chaddi is a childish word for underwear and slang for right-wing hardliner. We invited people who disagreed with Muthalik’s plans to send him pink chaddis. Indian women are aware of our tenuous grip on our rights. We worry that our next move will condemn us: running, sitting in a park, hugging a man, whistling, consensual sex, writing, buying a condom, asking for a share in property, getting a demanding job, leaving a husband.»

Susan peker paa at de naa oensker aa fortsette kampanjen som en generell kampanje mot hvordan religioese ekstremister begrenser vanlige menneskers liv.

Ekstremistene har imidlertid ikke gitt seg uten sverdslag. Her kan vi lese om hvordan en gruppe fanatikere angrep par som feiret Valentinesdagen.

Facebookgruppen har naa mer enn 43000 medlemmer oppnaadd paa en uke og over 6000 debattinnlegg er skrevet!

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15/02/2009 - Posted by | India, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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