Sense Prevails – Hussain Award Canceled

By | March 15, 2008

The Bhoruka Charitable Trust, Rajasthan, India had arranged a ceremony to felicitate the anti-Hindu painter, M. F. Hussain. A number of Hindu organizations including the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, organized protest campaigns. I of course participated via an online signature campaign.

Thankfully the Bhoruka Trust seems to have realized it’s folly and has issued a retraction of it’s plans. In a fax sent to the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Mr. Amitava Banerjee, Executive Director of Bhoruka Charitable Trust, states that the program honoring Hussain has been canceled.

Copy of the fax:

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Ban this guy please. The snake that does not hesitate to bite it’s neighbor should be immediately stamped out of existence.

Yes. I know. Freedom of speech. Other freedoms. Yes. Yes. Very true. Tell that to Taslima Nasreen. And Salman Rushdie. And that poor Danish cartoonist whose name nobody seems to remember and who has become “that Danish cartoonist”.

Take a look at what this chap Hussian paints. The chap is unrepentant. If he were to only acknowledge that he made a mistake and is willing to make amends, I for one would be ready to discuss his return to this fair country of ours. See also my post about the attack on NDTV offices for daring to put forth Hussain’s name for the Bharat Ratna.

It really is a shame that we are so tolerant as a nation. But that can’t be helped. It is after all a basic creed of Hinduism. A creed that has enabled countless other faiths to not just exist but blossom in this fair land.

Vande Mataram…