About that Subramian Swamy article:
The National Commission for Minorties is incensed with a hate article by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy in a national newspaper. The controversial analysis piece penned days after the Mumbai blasts that prescribes how India should deal with Islamic terror.
They are now contemplating legal action against Swamy for his inflammatory comments against minorities.
“We get it checked by our legal advisor. It’s a violation of article 153a, 153b and several others,” said National Commission for Minorities Chairman Wajahat Habibullah.
The thing that frustrates me most is not Swamy’s article or the fact that someone is contemplating legal action, but the very fact that one can take legal action against an ideology that one disagrees with. Swamy’s article wasn’t hate speech. It didn’t advocate killing minorities — which a position that may not seem widespread but one that is shockingly prevalent and revealed in the comfort of homes or fellow Hindu acquaintances.
Swamy is also courting trouble at Harvard, where he has been a visiting professor teaching economics at the summer school. A petition seeking his ouster, signed by a few hundred students, parents and faculty members has been submitted, Swamy is unperturbed.
I routinely call out prominent Hindoos such as Rajan Zed for bringing their intolerance to America so it is only fair that I call out what I think are liberals who are seeking his ouster.