If you think hurling shoes at politicians is the way to express your anguish, please stop. Our great leaders don’t deserve your shoe or slipper! You are the ‘sole’ loser at the end of the day. A pair of ordinary ‘paragon’ chappals will cost no less than INR 50/- and I fail to understand why one should be wasting their time and money in doing so. Though ‘Pairon ke liye Paragon’ has changed to ‘Netaon ke liye Joota’, lets not give our fearless journalists to conduct yet another useless and inconclusive series of debates. Please spare us!
Don’t get me wrong here. Nike may be saying ‘Just Do It’ – but they aren’t telling you hurl your shoes at our great leaders! There was a cartoon sometime back on one of the prominent news paper which went on to say that the shoe/chappal companies have promised to pay hefty amount to shoe hurlers if they use a particular brand! What more inspiration an Aam Aadmi need? The culture started towards Bush, now in India through Chidambaram, Manmohan Singh, LK Advani and now Yedyurappa!
Keeping aside all the humour, If a man (for that matter even a woman) throws a shoe, or on any other way to insult with the intention of using criminal force and he is convicted guilty, he may be sentenced to a maximum two years imprisonment along with a monetary fine as punishment. More on this is available in Section 355 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) – Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation. So, better watch out your actions before some leader stops forgiving people and let law to take tough action! (Image from TOI)
Shilpa Garg says
Agree with you completely!!
Throwing shoes is a weird way of protesting!! Such people should be prosecuted!
Hi Shilpa, welcome! Thanks 🙂
When I think about politics, many a times I too boil down to the levels to which you have expressed your anger. That is probably one of the reasons why I don’t talk or write much on political system in India. There has to be an end for every sad story and hopefully the anger in all of us turns out to a kind of positive power to educate people around us, influence them to choose the best of the lot. If we give up at this point of time, we are no good than others. Some where the change has to ignite and let that be us.
Yogesh Goel says
You are right. They do not deserve our shoes or chappals or shud i say they do not even deserve our attention. right. isn’t it.
they have sucked our whole goodness out of us. What else can be a bigger shame? Our Vote counts not us. Our vote is not a weapon in our hands, infact we give the leaders a weapon to suck the wholeness out of us.
i am sad that people threw shows and chappals on them. If i wouldn’t have been in a family and would have been alone i would have killed all of them one by one. leave apart the shoes and all.
i have started hating all this. more than 12k crores of rupees will be spent on this so called democracy celebration. whats the use. again a rubbish govt will come. in fact i will appeal all to come together and not vote. let the so called president know that no party in india deserve our so called precious vote. they all r just power lovers and damn the citizens of india.
today they toil in sun and soil to get our votes. Tomorrow they will not even want to meet us. They couldn’t even be found anywhere even if you search with a halogen lamp.
So sick. so sick. this time it will be the greatest naked dance of democracy this world would have ever seen.
shame on all of us.
Surely, it is not a good culture, but at the same time people should realize that doesn’t really solve the purpose of their protest. It only makes it an awkward situation for everyone.
Media is there to sensationalize every small thing which is negative in nature. I have never seen such a hypocrite media all these days. In India it is going from bad to worst… watch out and take my words for granted – there will be atleast a bunch of channels conducting debates on this topic.
Throwing shoes is not at all a good idea. It gives false impression to outside countries. Legal action should surely be taken against them.
Shrinidhi Hande says
Now that it is becoming an everyday phenomenon, I guess media will lose interest in such events soon-anything if becomes too much is not good…