Tuesday, February 21, 2006
one of our ministers hasoffered Rs.51 crore to anyone who would do away withthe cartoonist.A religious court in U.P.,exercisingits global jurisdiction,has issued a fatwa against thecartoonist.. It may be simple logic that an insane response to aninsane act is an aggravation and not a solution.But,weneeded a Mahatma to remind us that 'an eye for an eye'makes us all losers. Among animals and birds,a deviant is immediatelyisolated and its influence ring-fenced.It is only inthe biologically most-rational species that a rogue iseither deified or demonised to such an extent that hisbehaviour becomes self-sustaining and acquires a largefollowing. Once animals and birds start emulating humanbehaviour,there will be total anarchy.Let us pray thatanimals will remain as animals.