Judging issues based on PRINCIPLED DECISION MAKING is the ULTIMATE in Democracy. Otherwise in a country of 1.2 billion population, it becomes the opinion of the Judge of the day, which is not applauded but carried forward grudgingly as a dubious precedent.
Justice Kaul of the High Court of Delhi has decided the issue of SMOKING ON FILMS on PRINCIPLES, that it has put the bogus pioneers of such causes in a quandary.
We all know that a MINISTER’s position in the Indian polity is two-fold:
to promote legislation of the policies of the Government &
to be answerable to the Parliament collectively with the cabinet and also w.r.t his ministry.
But some Ministers ( servers), instead of serving the public have hijacked their office to include prescriptions that are not commanded in law. To make matters worse they had even been emboldened to RESTRAIN people from doing things that are /cannot be proscribed by law.
One of those ministers who instead of taking up basic public health issues that haunt this country had hijacked the ministry in trivial issues like who would be the In-Charge of AIIMS?, whether people could smoke in public/ restaurants? etc. The statistics show that the state of the country in Public Health is appallingly bad. Even when the Prime Minister wants a by-pass surgery, he uses AIIMS for security reasons and not the medical skills that the Institution brings! The WHO report would bear me out in this regard that the amount spent in India for Health is 1% of her GDP and much below the 5% norm.
HE SAW SMOKING AS THE GREATEST IMPEDIMENT IN THE HEALTH OF THE NATION. He even aided in the issue of putting up statutory warnings, on movies/TVs, when a scene of smoking came up in a film!!
We respect Mahatma Gandhi because each Indian knows that he was one person who attempted at every level to follow what he preached. Had he merely prescribed things without following those prescriptions, we would not have had time for him. In India there are many who prescribe without practicing what they prescribe.
The prescriber of such non-smoking was the same who in his earlier avatar, along with his supporters was RESPONSIBLE FOR FELLING TREES (a crime under the FOREST ACT), blocking vehicular traffic (besides restricting the rights of individual citizen is also a crime under the IPC) and CREATING NUISANCE TO THE PUBLIC in the name of caste politics. He alongwith his father has the least right to spearhead smokeless India. He had trampled on the LIBERTIES OF INDIANS FOR GARNERING AND COAGULATING THE SCUM OF HIS SUPPORTERS!
IT IS TO BE MENTIONED THAT THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI HAS DECIDED AND STATED THAT PREVENTING THE DIRECTORS OF MOVIES TO SHOW SMOKING SCENES WAS VIOLATIVE OF ARTICLE 19(1) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA. THE COURT HAS FURTHER OBSERVED THAT THE DIRECTOR’S CREATIVITY CANNOT BE THUS RESTRAINED. THANKS TO MAHESH BHATT- ONE MORE INDIAN WITH BALLS.
THE MINISTER IF TAKEN TO THE OLYMPICS AND MADE TO WATCH THE 110 MTS HURDLES, WOULD TELL HIS GOONS TO REMOVE ALL THE HURDLES SO THAT ALL THE HURDLERS COULD RUN SMOOTHLY WITHOUT ANY IMPEDIMENT. HIS UNDERSTANDING IS SHALLOW AND HIS ZEAL MISPLACED. IT IS TIME HE WAS TAUGHT THE BASICS OF LIFE!
IT IS TIME THAT SOME MORONS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE SOCIETY HAS MANY UNDESIRABLE THINGS LIKE CIGARETTES, BEEDIS, SNUFF, CHEWING TOBACCO, ETC WHICH CANNOT BE GOVERNMENTALLY BANNED AS THEY WOULD RESURFACE IN UNPALATABLE FORMS AND BECOME MORE DELETERIOUS TO THE SOCIETY.