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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Nanny state at its finest

The following article from The Hindu is a perfect illustration of what is wrong with our state and our country.
The Kerala Government has banned fashion shows, cinematic dances and mobile phones with camera facility in educational institutions in the State.

An official press note said here on Saturday that conventional art and cultural programmes could be organised with the approval of the ethics committee of the institutions.

The use of the mobile phone has been banned in schools and higher secondary schools. The teachers have also been disallowed from taking mobile phones to classes. In the institutions of higher education, the mobile phones should be switched off in class rooms and within the campuses.

The babus at Trivandrum seem to be under the impression that the purpose of the government is to pass laws regulating each and every facet of our life. Banning fashion shows in colleges? Are we living in medieval theocracy? These matters should be left to individual schools and colleges Some of them might feel that it is objectionable to have a fashion show at the campus, but some might feel it is perfectly ok. So why should the government stand in the way?

4 Comments:

Blogger Jithu said...

my personal opinion goes like this. these should not be banned in kerala, if required, a discuplinary committee can be so as to ensure that it wont cross the limits, which is required as well.

1:24 AM  
Blogger കലേഷ്‌ കുമാര്‍ said...

എനിക്ക്‌ തെറ്റിപ്പോയി. I am at the wrong place. ക്ഷമിക്കുക. എല്ലാവിധ ഭാവുകങ്ങളും നേരുന്നു!

5:35 AM  
Blogger Umesh said...

Committeees Committees and committees, what the hell is wrong with us keralites? committees for everything. and what is ethical about the ethical "committee"??? so much for freedom of expression and the fundamental rights.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Stan said...

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Regards

1:57 AM  

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