The way government is banning things makes me wonder that is our government really run by kids? Many people from India must be aware of the stupid bans and rules they always try to pass and many times they succeed tooÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
First they started banning sale of tobacco in Mumbai (or may be Maharashtra) which according to them was a good step to stop people from consuming tobacco but I have no idea why they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even care to think that no one is going to stopÃ¢â‚¬Â¦tobacco is freely available at most of the panwallahs. So instead of banning the production of tobacco, they banned the sales, which does not lead to anything.
Then they banned smoking in public places which was a very good decision and many people appreciated it but what after that? NothingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦people still smoke in public places..no one is there to stop themÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ even if any police officer sees you smoking…he wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do anythingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.so the impact of the rule? NothingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦total crap
Then the government aimed at Indian Film IndustryÃ¢â‚¬Â¦sudden ban on smoking of cigarettes in the moviesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the reason? It will impact the minds of young children and government thinks that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not good to smoke in movies so it should be bannedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I will call this as one of the foolish bans till nowÃ¢â‚¬Â¦after protests from Film wallahs the ban has been liftedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
Now today I just read that government has added one more feather in the exhibition of their foolishness. They have banned telecast of movies with certificate U/A. The article in Hindustan Times by Ashok Pandit (Page 11, HT – Mumbai Edition, Dated – 27th Dec 2005) provoked me to write this and I will echo his views on the foolish decision of banning movies with U/A certificate.
Like in earlier rule, government thinks that movies with U/A certificate may affect the mind of young children but they forgot that there is a button called “Switch Off” in every TV set and which parents can push any timeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I have no idea what government wants to prove by passing such foolish rulesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I am sure kids can pass some better rules than theseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.These guys call this as democracy but I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t call it democracy in any manner because this is just like 5 people on the top decide what is good and what is bad for people and they do whatever they wantÃ¢â‚¬Â¦that too without asking peopleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Like Mr. Pandit saysÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â?If there is anything that needs to be banned – because it is harmful to young impressionable minds – it should be telecast of Parliament and Assembly proceedingsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.Ã¢â‚¬Â? where our so called netas fight like dogs and catsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.and we still vote for themÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..