so says Manoj Singh Naruka in his orkut community named “I Hate Mayawati“. NDTV and other TV channels having been showing reports that Maywati is pissed off by “fake” profiles on orkut and demeaning comments written by the authors about her. There was also a report which said that Google acknowledged that fake profiles are against the policy of orkut.
Assuming that creating a profile with the name of someone is against the policy of orkut, is having a community which speaks against a person illegal? This community was shown on NDTV and I am assuming that Manoj Singh is already a celebrity for all the wrong reasons. I don’t know anything about Mayawati, in fact i don’t know and i don’t care about Indian politics, so i don’t have anything to say for or against her , but does this mean the end of freedom of speech in India ? or some might ask, was there ever such a thing as freedom of speech in India?
In fact, my neighbour has always wanted to start a website http://www.ihatemayawati.com/, the mayawati in question is not the UP Chief Minister, but a lady called Mayawati Rama Devi who lived from 1882-1923. It seems that this Mayawati had slapped his great-grandfather who had accidentally bumped into her on August 10th, 1902 at the local market. Though his great-grandfather had apologised saying that it was an accident, she started shouting and as always in India, a crowd collected and boo’ed him. He was “greatly” insulted by this. This story passed on from him to his son to his son and finally to my neighbour. This was regarded as a family insult and my neighbour had always wanted to take revenge. But, with the current circumstances where uneducated accomplices of politicians go witch-hunting, where constitutional rights take a back-seat, having a website called ihatemayawati.com, though intended for Mayawati Rama Devi is an open invitation for trouble.