The incident in Mangalore was the most despicable and deplorable incident I've seen in a long, long time. 40 men barged in to a pub shouting slogans and tried to do what they justify as moral policing. What they really did was molest 5 girls. The Sri Ram Sena argues that women in India are having their morals and their culture eroded by what is termed as the 'Pub Culture.' Even sadder is the response of our political parties who are busy playing the blame game.
What irritates me the most is that some people feel comfortable imposing their will over others. Such instances can be seen everywhere. Some people feel the need to police others morals. It is unfair for anyone to have to live according to the opinion of someone else.
I will not have anyone tell me:
- Who I can see.
- Where I can go.
- What I can or can't wear.
- What religious beliefs I can have.
- What patriotism means to me.
- What my habits should be.
- Who I can have as friends.
- What my culture is.
People who are desperately hanging on their beliefs find it necessary to impose them on others. Belief is personal. What is personal to me is nobody's business.