Abhay Deol talks about Moral Policing and Indian Culture
The actor widely acclaimed for doing out-of the-box cinema, like Manorama 6 Feet Under, Dev D, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, has recently been in news for different reasons altogether. Abhay Deol pushes his work beyond boundaries and denies endorsing fairness creams as he believes that skin color does not define standards of beauty. Kudos, to this actor for his ingenious perception and coming forward, as compared to many who are still not very vocal when comes to sex. The star took to Facebook to express his views and had garnered a lot of positive reviews.
He recently fired shots against the Mumbai Police for moral policing on Facebook “61 couples were arrested by the Mumbai police on account of indecent behavior in public”. Highlighting this issue further, since we live in a democratic country and are well versed with the policies and rights we can avail, this may come across as limiting of our fundamental rights. While on this 69th Independence Day, we may not have much to boast of in terms of our liberal rights and freedom of a democratic country. This post by Abhay has made an impact on young minds and invokes more concern on their part, involving their individual rights. Good shot, Abhay!
Two groups came out clean on social media after this post gone viral and heated up the platform. One group where people were scuffling on their individual act of living in a democratic country and others against the post and arming for the laid back stigma of “this is against our Indian culture”. Abhay was glad seeing the humongous response from his fans and followers and thanked them for sharing it further.
Here is an excerpt from the post by Abhay Deol, posted on 11th August.
Even I am baffled by our society’s obsession with sex I enjoy it, I crave it, I pursue it. I don’t hide the fact. I feel a tinge of shame admitting it. It always takes a moment for the logical part of my brain to put the shame aside, and I see reason.
But booking young kids for a crime they didn’t commit, physically and mentally abusing them publicly? To me it looks more like it was the police that was guilty of ‘public indecency’.All this because they were young adults having sex. How liberated can you be!? They must be punished. By any law out there”.
Read complete message here: Abhay Deol’s Facebook post
He slams the Mumbai police with his letter and yes, the digital platform raised their voices in support. His attack on moral policing was earmarked by many. The conservative views comes from India and the Victorian age British outshines the liberal views, as he wrote in his letter. He has delivered a strong message for the masses where the views of people reflect on his, beating the moral policing standards being imposed.