Thursday, 19 February 2015

A comprehensive article

An exclusive article  by Hasan Suroor already been  published on The Kashmir Monitor having the title "The silence of the liberal Muslim" is worth read .The comprehension of the writer of the article demands appreciation under present situation of our country. Going through the article by one should not be missed at any cost. Here are a few glimpses from the article.
The victim is a respected Muslim woman journalist, Shirin Dalvi who edited a Mumbai-based Urdu daily, Avadhnama, until she got the sack a few weeks ago for allegedly hurting Muslim sentiments. On the basis of complaints by local Muslim groups, she was arrested, and multiple cases were registered against her for “outraging religious feelings … with malicious intent.” She faces a jail sentence, if convicted...

The key question, which is invariably ignored, is the intention of the person accused of hate speech. The individual must be shown to have set out with “deliberate and malicious intention” to hurt someone’s religious feelings. It is the definition of “deliberate and malicious intention” that is often problematic. Courts have tended to devise a rule of thumb....


Source : The Kashmir Monitor 

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