What I saw last night on TV in Star News was shocking, to say the least. It seems on Monday, December 19, Local Police at Meerut had called TV crews and journalist to accompany their team to Operation Majnu drive in Meerut against indecency and eve-teasing in public places. What I saw was cruel and shocking. Policewomen were physically and verbally assulting young couples in the park. It was also reported that after this shameful incident a young couple, who were among those beaten, are still missing. They have not gone back to their homes. What the police have done is disgusting and condemnable. Earlier moral policing was done by our neta, now it is done by the police. What next!
Read the full story here .
When I see or read about such sad incidents, to calm my nerves, I follow what Beatles have sung long time ago: `Hey Jude don’t make it bad, Take a sad song and make it better'. I always listen to my MP3 songs in random mode and the first song which my music player played yesterday, after I switched off, TV was great R.D. Burman song: Pyaar hume kis mood pe ley aiya, ke dil kahe hai, koi yeh bataei kya hoga. Really.
Meanwhile England have legalised the marriage between the same sex (called Civil Union in Englad). Among the first couples to marry on Wednesday, December 21, were Sir Elton John. I am amazed at the contrast with the above story. Elton John has written a signed article in U.K.'s sunday paper The Observer which is here . It makes interesting reading.