Hindu Monkeys Target Charlie Chaplin

The monkeys are definitely calling the shots in the South Indian state of Karnataka.

Not content with beating up girls for the sin of drinking in a pub, razing churches and threatening to derail Valentine’s Day celebrations, the modern-day descendants of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman are now turning their ire against the late film legend Charlie Chaplin.

Some tail-less monkeys in Baindur (near the temple town of Udupi) have opposed the installation of Chaplin’s statue on the ground that it would hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

You see, Chaplin was a Christian, albeit one with left leanings.

The local legislator K Lakshminarayana (belonging to the Hindu nationalist BJP party) says he has no objection to the installation of monkey god Hanuman’s statue.

Here’s an excerpt from the Times of India story:

The last laugh may be on Charlie Chaplin, cinema’s funny man who mocked prejudice and fascism. The Left-leaning, suspected communist sympathizer was called many names during his eventful life, but `Christian’ wasn’t one of them. But the new tag comes courtesy BJP activists in Baindur, near Udupi. They have blocked installation of Chaplin’s statue saying it would hurt Hindu sentiment.

The statue was being put up by Karnataka film director Hemant Hegde for the shoot of his movie `Housefull’ and was meant for a song sequence. On Friday, local BJP leader Suresh Batwadi stopped the film unit from going ahead with the project, claiming that the land on which the statue was to be erected belonged to the Someshwara temple and the crew lacked the requisite permissions.

Hegde said he had obtained all the clearances and had discussed the shoot with the officials. “I had apprised the gram panchayat and the Udupi deputy commissioner. The BJP activists questioned me as to why I was not installing Vivekananda’s statue,” he said. He said he planned to shift the shoot elsewhere.

8 Responses to "Hindu Monkeys Target Charlie Chaplin"

  1. joeantony   March 15, 2009 at 1:41 am

    This state of monkeys (karnataka) is turning in to a swat valley of pakistan, if this continues soon there will be no government there.

    People should realize the mistake they have made by voting these monkeys to power, I think they have already realised and the same will reflect in upcoming elections.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If government is a reflection of the people, what does it make the people who voted these monkeys to power.

  2. sriny_97   March 15, 2009 at 3:38 am

    And they say India is a secular country!!!These people can suck my di*k for all they have..

  3. Stitha   March 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Oh nice ! Karnataka is becoming a swat valley of India.

    India will soon become a Hindu Taliban state. The hinduists will soon implement Manusmriti.

    They will change the science textbooks and say that all men evolved from the Prajapati. Their leaders will perform Ashwamedha yagna (i.e killing the horse and sleeping with it ) . Next ,they will introduce Sati, dowry and child marriages. Next, the brahmins will wipe out all lower castes from India. In the mean time they will drink the blood (literally) of peace loving christians and muslims. They fill forcibly convert lions and mongoose to hindus and make them (i.e lions and mongoose ) pray to cows and snakes .

    I should stop. Had enough orgasms.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: India will soon become a Hindu Taliban state.

    Going forward, we should start referring to the BJP clowns as Calibans (from the Tempest by the bard).

  4. SRINIVAS   March 16, 2009 at 12:50 am

    I am yet to see a single statement from anybody claiming that chaplin statue was opposed …. on the basis that he was a christian …..this is paranoia at its extreme ….or BJP bashing ?? ….which has turned so Frivolous ?? …

    From what I have read ….the BJP leader wanted to know ….why a ground enmarked for temple was used for shooting puposes ??? …..Everything else is a figment of imagination …..he asked why a vivekananda statue was not installed means ……he is against chaplin ???? ….because he is a christian ????

    What needs to be opposed is attempts at creating rift …..for cheap political gains ….just because elections are coming

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    From what we’ve seen in different publications, Chaplin’s statue was opposed because he was a non-Hindu. The local police acknowledge that permission had been obtained first.

    If only Chaplin had been born in Chidambaram in an Iyer family, we’d never have had this issue. 🙁 .

  5. SRINIVAS   March 17, 2009 at 3:01 am

    SI : If only Chaplin had been born in Chidambaram in an Iyer family, we’d never have had this issue

    We would have still had a issue …the director would have been accused of propogating the Hindutva Ideology of BJP on the behest of BJP ….

    SI : From what we’ve seen in different publications

    let me also see those publications ….I have not come across any such statement ……its a wild interpretation of ….something which has not been said ……of the so called secular media ….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Several Indian publications insist that the statue was opposed because Charlie Chaplin was a Christian. Here are a few: Hindu, NDTV, IBNLive et al.

    The consensus in the Indian media is that installation of Chaplin’s statue was opposed on communal grounds.

  6. SRINIVAS   March 18, 2009 at 6:43 am

    SI : The consensus in the Indian media is that installation of Chaplin’s statue was opposed on communal grounds.

    Consensus can become truth/fact? ….why because its media ???? ….in that case there is a equal consensus on the other side that its not so ….and in future …lets disregard facts …..float stories ….agree on that ….build a consensus and say that it actually happened …..

    This is a very familiar secular drama ….these channels over a period of time will lose whatever little credibility they have …

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Now you are talking absolute nonsense.

    The consensus we are referring to is media reporting not their opinion.

    2. Your strategy seems to be that if you don’t like the facts, blame the messengers (in this case news reporters).

  7. Eklavya009   March 22, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Srinivas is NOT talking Nonsense. He has valid point for which SearchIndia DO NOT have to the point answer.

    This same so-called media consensus crap was cited post Godhra riots i.e. Only Hindus are responsible for the riots and nothing were done to prevent the riots. Q is : What if 60 Miuslims were burnt alive ? Would the muslims then would have expected to remain calm ? Any and ALL crap is being said and printed in ELM ( English Language Media ) in and outside India in the name of wrotten, sick, disgusting form of ‘ Secularism ‘ !!

    Regarding this particular incident : Why the temple land was chosen for the shooting in the first place ? Would anyone have dared to choose the Proposed Mosque Land anywhere in
    India for Shooting ? And in that case, would SearchIndia had ‘ balls ‘ to defame the Protesters with the same venom-ious attitude ? We ALL know the answer is NO : ‘Cause, we know what happens when even a cartoon character is named as Mohammad.

    It is very easy to indulge in defamation of anything related to Hinduism as Hindus would never response the way other so-called modern and peace loving religious zealots would do at the drop of hats. Also, it is a standard way to jump the bandwagon of so-called ‘modern’, ‘liberal’, ‘secular(??)’ etc. etc.

    I suggest that Search India show the ‘balls’ to start the investigative reporting about the following facts, at the least being outside India they won’t be attacked overnight as it would sure happen in India if their fellow pseudo secularists in India show the courage to do it :

    – Mumbai Polices ‘Most Wanted’ List has 90% Muslims
    – Madresas ( aka as Jehad Factories ) are mashrooming across India at ever increasing
    – Why the mosques are spitting noise 5 times a day , 365 days a year despite a Supreme
    Court Order ?
    – If muslims wants proof that Rama was born in Ayodhya or the temple was really there (
    there are piles of evidence that Temple was there at that so-called babri Mosque )
    , would they tolerate a Temple even adjoining to a Jama Masjid ?

    – Whay muslims won’t follow the Common Civil Code in India ?

    – What if Muslims were started being ethnically cleansed
    from a particular state as it happened to Kashmiri
    Pandit in Kashmir ? Would this Pseudo Secularists
    remain mere a spectator as it happend in case of
    Kashmiri Pandits ?

    ..I can put many many more Issues here for which Wrotten ELM has no answer at all..

    Mr. SearchIndia : Hindu Bashing is the hobby of cowards but, to show the courage in
    Truthful reporting about other religeons and their respective followers is the Job of the REAL ‘ MARD ‘ and no one from your
    Pseudo Secular Brigade has ever been able to do that !!!

    For the Record I am not associated with BJP or any other Hindu Org. at all. It’s just that I am Hindu who can not tolerate the Propaganda Machine of Hindu Bashing!!

    – Eklavya

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Dronacharya, where are you when we need you to deal with the Ekalavyas. 😉

    1. Whether it was temple land or a burial grounds, the film-makers had obtained permission.

    2. We do not believe the temple at Ayodhya dates back to Rama’s era.

    3. We are skeptical that Rama even existed. It’s most likely mythology that gradually evolved over hundreds of years.

    4. Common civil code – set a time-frame of say 10 or 15 years and work toward it.

    5. The eviction of Hindu pandits from the valley is very unfortunate. Should not have happened. The government o the day is responsible for not taking steps to prevent it.

    6. We are against the use of loudspeakers at any Temple, Church or Mosque. Religion should be a private, quiet affair.

    7. Regarding the mushrooming Madrasas, the only way to counter it in India is to get the Muslims out of the ghettoes through better education and improved economic opportunities. Won’t happen overnight. Most members of the Muslim community live in appalling conditions in India, makes them susceptible to the teachings of the whacko religious teachers.

  8. joeantony   March 24, 2009 at 10:12 am

    gud article from a muslim… Hope srinivas and ekalaivva will be happy to read it..


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Interesting piece. Thanks.

    Puts things in perspective.

    Here’s an excerpt from the above piece:

    Think of the Muslim countries in our neighbourhood and beyond. What kind of constitutional rights do they give to their religious minorities? Can a Hindu become the President of Pakistan or Bangladesh? Can a Hindu even build a single temple in Saudi Arabia? Are Muslims, the majority community, fighting for their rights in these countries, as the Hindus, the majority community, fight for our rights here in India? Who brought the horrendous crimes perpetrated in Gujarat to the national and even international consciousness? Surely not the Muslim Press. It was the national and, if you like, the Hindu media that did it. Some Hindus, even at the cost of their patriotism being questioned, seek to fight our case.

    And we, what do we do? It is our religious duty to fight for the rights of the oppressed, in a constitutional manner, of course, and within the ambit of the law. We could have at least articulated the grievances of these oppressed people in so-called Islamic lands. But not only we do nothing ourselves, we even condemn and excoriate the one lady who staked her life to highlight the plight of religious minorities in Bangladesh. She should have been our heroine. We should have garlanded her when she sought protection in our land. She has been doing what we should have been doing, fighting for the rights of religious minorities in Bangladesh. But we throw rotten eggs and chappals at her. In fact our elected representatives do that, shamelessly enough, and take pride in that affront.

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