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Punjab govt goes after Hindu mythology cartoons


The thin edge of the wedge. ‘Hindu’ comics worry officials in Lahore.

I am reminded of Govindacharya's reading on this situation ... (Cartoon by - Bill Day; courtesy - cagle.com.).

I am reminded of Govindacharya's reading on this situation ... (Cartoon by - Bill Day; courtesy - cagle.com.).

LAHORE: The Punjab government has formed a committee which will present a report on the airing of cartoons depicting Hindu mythology and if they can be banned in Pakistan.

Even though Indian TV channels are currently off-air in Pakistan, several cable operators are broadcasting Indian content to meet the demands of their clientele.

A meeting of the committee was held in Lahore, which discussed ways to get these cartoons banned in Pakistan. (via Punjab govt goes after Hindu mythology cartoons – The Express Tribune).

How deep is your love …

I can’t quite believe these guys. Are they feeling threatened by ‘Hindu’ comics? Is this how strong the idea of Pakistanis? How insecure can one get! The comments on the newspaper’s web-site (linked above) post are very interesting.

What' is the real story behind this terrorism?(Cartoon by Bill Day; courtesy - cagle.com). Click for larger image.

What' is the real story behind this terrorism?(Cartoon by Bill Day; courtesy - cagle.com). Click for larger image.

I am reminded about an interview with Govindacharya (earlier of the BJP), in exactly the same context, who claimed that well-springs of culture run deeper than commonly believed. I am beginning to wonder …

Was Govindacharya right after all!

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  1. Galeo Rhinus
    September 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm | #1

    This is interesting indeed – but not really surprising. Both the interest in “hindu” stories as well as the attempt to “ban” make sense in the context of Pakistan.

    How did you locate Govindacharya’s “अखंड भारत” article?

  2. September 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm | #2

    Google Hindi Search

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