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)