Poet Munawwar Rana on Sunday took to social media to poetically incite a mob to violence. In a now deleted tweet, Rana gave a name to demolish the Parliament constructing and set the godowns for grains storage on hearth.
“A minimum of some individuals of this nation will get meals, carry down the Parliament and switch it right into a farm. Now solely this manner the destiny of farmers will change, burn all of the godowns constructed by the wealthy individuals. I inform the reality in courtroom of lies, behead me or set me on hearth,” he mentioned. Rana appears to have a strange fixation for beheading as he was earlier discovered supporting the beheading of French instructor Samuel Paty who was killed by a terrorist for exhibiting Charlie Hebdo caricature of Prophet Muhammad.
One could argue that as a poet Rana would discuss in metaphors and simply as he could probably not imply that he ought to be set on hearth, the Parliament shouldn’t be razed down. Nonetheless, inventive liberty of utilizing metaphors has been tossed out of the window earlier. One other poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar in 2013 had demanded a girl police officer be sacked for writing a poem on Azad Maidan riots.
Azad Maidan riots
On 11 August 2012, the Muslim organisations led by Raza academy had staged a morcha at Azad Maidan floor to protest towards the alleged atrocities on Muslims in Assam and Myanmar. The protest was staged by Muslims organisations in Azad Maidan to sentence the Rakhine riots and Assam riots, which later was a riot.
To sentence the Assam and Rakhine riots, Raza Academy had organized a protest rally. Nonetheless, the protest turned violent after one of many infamous group attacked the policemen resulting in police firing during which two individuals have been killed and 63 individuals together with 58 policemen have been injured.
Sujata Patil, a police officer, who was current on the riots, wrote a poem on what she had witnessed.
Akhtar, nonetheless, was extraordinarily upset and referred to as her poem ‘communal’.
The feminine police officer who has written an outrageously communal poem must be sacked . This sort of thoughts set shouldn’t be tolerated .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 15, 2013
Sujata Patil did handle to save lots of her job however solely after tendering a grovelling apology.
And since what is nice for the goose ought to be good for the gander, Rana also needs to be made accountable for his so-called inventive freedom.