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Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016

Supreme Court directives on religious festivals.


While i am unsure whether the Apex Court issued directives on the human pyramids during dahi handi extend to all human pyramids anywhere anytime in the country, i think the decision is for general public good.


http://m.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/dahihandi-supreme-court-says-no-to-minors-human-pyramid-height-capped-at-20-feet/article8998929.ece
While i am unsure whether the Apex Court issued directives on the human pyramids during dahi handi extend to all human pyramids anywhere anytime in the country, i think the decision is for general public good.http://m.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/dahihandi-supreme-court-says-no-to-minors-human-pyramid-height-capped-at-20-feet/article8998929.ece

Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


Its confusing, i dont know will the Supreme Court, next try to penalize how high we climb trees?

Or only adults will be allowed to climb trees?

Damn i dont know what kind of precedent it sets.



Suhani Singh , Inquisitive snobbish arrogant. I am Golum and Oct, 12 2016


Not denying that there is a lot of subjectivity that arises in these decisions, however in the case of Diwali or Kite flying, a lot of people are crippled or die due to disasters, no such 'precautionary' decision is taken then! Festivals come as a wave of hope and happiness. One should visit the enthusiasm and commitment people have during dahi handi.

Should there not be a limit to these over analysis?

Not denying that there is a lot of subjectivity that arises in these decisions, however in the case of Diwali or Kite flying, a lot of people are crippled or die due to disasters, no such 'precautionary' decision is taken then! Festivals come as a wave of hope and happiness. One should visit the ent


Aditya Singh , Starting up. Just learnt before launch its ca Oct, 12 2016


Laws cannot be driven by human sentiments! They came into place for a greater good and not to please the masses. Yes i have heard a lot about the matka fod festival and yes people are excited and enthusiastic about it, but there can be a much better alternative than to have a fragile human pyramid. The number of dealths are constantly increasing year on year and that needs to be taken care of
Laws cannot be driven by human sentiments! They came into place for a greater good and not to please the masses. Yes i have heard a lot about the matka fod festival and yes people are excited and enthusiastic about it, but there can be a much better alternative than to have a fragile human pyramid.


Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


I agree that laws should govern our lives and the word of law is final. But we should also remember that India has a very rich culture and tradition, and some of them dont really infringe on anyone's rights. We should try to include these too.

Blind application of law works in countries having few local traditions. Eg US or other western nations

I agree that laws should govern our lives and the word of law is final. But we should also remember that India has a very rich culture and tradition, and some of them dont really infringe on anyone's rights. We should try to include these too.Blind application of law works in countries having few lo


Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


Also if the concern of the court is genuine then why isn't this extended to our Muslim brothers. I mean Muharram is more violent than human pyramids.


Nikhil Dua , BITS alumnus, Market research analyst at Cred Oct, 12 2016


Completely agree with you Aaditya.

Ban lifted in Sabrmalya but SC still hearing plea over haji ali.


Ahmed Azab wrote and even posted a video on how violent and dangerous Muharram is. Would like you to agree with what Aaditya is saying here


Ahmed Azab , Interested in history, Political science and Oct, 12 2016


I do agree that supreme court is interfering in issues like never before. From Sabrimalya to this Handi festival or even in the matter of BCCI.

But I have my objections when you try to make it a tit for tat between religions. Social fabric of the nation is intact because majority have always valued religious freedom of minorities.

I do agree that supreme court is interfering in issues like never before. From Sabrimalya to this Handi festival or even in the matter of BCCI.But I have my objections when you try to make it a tit for tat between religions. Social fabric of the nation is intact because majority have always valued r


Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


See if the SC interferes in everyone's celebration or mourning, we all have a common headache. But try to see it from our angle too. I doesnt anger me, it just baffles me.


Akshat Rao , Junior Scientist at BARC, Trying Awaremonk. Oct, 12 2016


It is a point to be angry. Read these two headlines:

Maharashtra: SC ruling on Dahi Handi met with disappointment | The Indian Express

SC rejects plea to ban animal sacrifices in festivals - The Hindu


SC is trying to be rational at one place and turns a blind eye at other. If rationale over faith/belief is the point then it should be common to all.

It is a point to be angry. Read these two headlines: Maharashtra: SC ruling on Dahi Handi met with disappointment | The Indian Express SC rejects plea to ban animal sacrifices in festivals - The Hindu SC is trying to be rational at one place and turns a blind eye at other. If rationale over faith/


Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


That is the point. The degree of rationality varies with each bench.


Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


It sure is not tit for tat. But if the SC is not extending the concern across the board, then it raises questions.

I dont have anything against muharram, it afterall part of the culture of our people. We are afterall people not robots.

I just want to know whether the SC sees everything equally in this regard.

It sure is not tit for tat. But if the SC is not extending the concern across the board, then it raises questions. I dont have anything against muharram, it afterall part of the culture of our people. We are afterall people not robots.I just want to know whether the SC sees everything equally in thi


Ahmed Azab , Interested in history, Political science and Oct, 12 2016


I agree with the point that SC should not try to poke its nose in all the matters. BCCI and Lodha committee fight also is stupid. There is only one sports committee that has delivered, let is run the way it is running.


Aaditya Shah , Cars|Engineering|Architecture|Politics|foreig Oct, 12 2016


Also the BCCI is not the official representative body of Indian cricket. So either the Govt takes BCCI under itself, or let it function. Its a private body after all.


Sudhanshu , Live and let live Oct, 12 2016


Precisely! Don't eat beef but eat chicken, who draws the line? Why can't the laws be a little more uniform as well?