Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Raj Thackeray wishes you a Happy Muharram

I usually ignore Maharashtra Navnirman Sena posters, but belatedly noticed this one at Shivaji Park last evening. It's in a prime location, about twenty meters from Raj Thackeray's home, so there's little doubt the man has seen it and approved.
Apart from wishing us merry Christmas and a happy new year, the poster also offers Moharram ke Shubhkamnaye (sic). Maybe Hindi speakers and Shia mourners will give the MNS marks for effort and forgive the linguistic and doctrinal errors.

7 comments:

manish nai said...

like this !

Jabeen said...

Nope. Shia mourners are an unforgiving lot. No marks or votes there for Raj.

Come to think of it, considering how central Muharram is to the Shia faith, isn't it strange how little information they've supplied about it to others? I can't think of too many other major religious events which are so ignored by the mainstream.

Khalil Sawant said...

Apparently the MNS has not indulged in religion based animosity as of yet.
Secondly Muharram is meant to be commemmorated, not celebrated, so they have got their home-work wrong.

Girish Shahane said...

That was the doctrinal error I referred to, Khalil.

thefreeshowman said...

Expect some more 'greetings' on Black Friday and Martyr Day. God bless MNS and their chief.

Mumbai Paused said...

Lol. Anything for votes.

विक्रम वालावलकर. said...

Marathi ppl will surely repent one day. Its true we learn nothing from history.
You may read my article on him "aadhi vacha..magach chava" on www.vikramwalawalkar.blogspot.com