Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Banning Religious Names in Unholy things

One must say India is changing a lot nowadays.
Few days before the law Commission suggested repeal of Section 377 is not only major step taken recently, now the Goa government has banned all the liquor bars those are having any religious names.So those days are gone in Goa when after full day enjoyment in beaches, you think to hang out at Laxmi bar or St Anthony bar.

As per the news No cheer in God's name, Goa tells bar owners finance department has said: "No licensee having a licence for retail sale of India-made foreign liquor and country liquor and/or foreign liquor for consumption on premises shall carry out the business in the name and style which denotes any religious name." Even as per news opposition leader Manohar Parrikar said "God's name should be associated with good things. A bar is not a positive thing. Giving it god's name can hurt the sentiments of people. I don't think it is allowed anywhere in the country. The chances of unholy things happening in bars with holy names are high."

A big applause for Goa for doing this kinda work. I think this rule should apply to all over India not only Goa. If something is good and everybody accepting that, then why not apply everywhere.

Actually this news reminded me, one of my childhood memory. I guess many of adults who are almost of my age or more than me remember the "Laxmi Bomb". Remember at the time of "Diwali" we use this firecracker alot, Yea that one only.

Even I must say, "Laxmi" was very guaranteed crackers, very reliable, rare chance of spoiled one. Out of 10 boxes of crackers i used to buy 5 boxes of Laxmi (thinking 50% of sure success ;))

Around 2-3 years back I came to know that Government has banned that. Even I used to bring "Ganesh Bomb" also, that was also not available. Government banned all the crackers that has god or goddess name on it. The reason was I guess; the crackers had paper wrapped on it with name and image of god or goddess, so I should not describe what happened after explosion, I can only say it was really not religious things. I was very happy to hear that but at the same time my childhood mind was very disappointed after listening that news "What no Laxmi, no Ganesh........then what to buy, I dont have any faith on other bombs." ;)


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