For the last few years, it has become a trend to mock Hindu beliefs, denigrate Hindus Gods and demean Hindu Saints. One comes across such blasphemous material in plays, movies, comedy shows, articles, books and even advertisements. In many instances, one sees extremely derogatory language being used against Dharma and Gods. While the Hindu society does protest against such denigration, lack of legal provisions allow the offenders to go scot-free.
Hindus took to Twitter to demand anti-blasphemy law and its immediate implementation against the offenders who demean, insult and mock Hindu Dharma, Deities, Sadhus, Saints. Hashtag #IndiaWants_BlasphemyLaw was used in more than 35,000 tweets and it became one of the top 10 national trends in India. It was on 2nd spot for few hours. Along with this hashtag, another hashtag #ईशनिंदा_कानून_चाहिए was also trending at 5th spot.
Here are some of the tweets from the trend :
हम सभी से आवाहन करते है कि @HinduJagrutiOrg की संकेतस्थल पर ‘हिन्दू धर्म का होनेवाला अपमान रोकने हेतु ईशनिंदा विरोधी कानून बनाने’ की मांग को लेकर प्रारंभ किए Online Signature Campaign में सहभाग ले ।
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) January 23, 2021
In the name of Freedom of Expression for a few , the religious sentiments of millions of Hindus are constantly hurt.
This is matter of grave concern !!
— Hinduvir (@Hinduvir_PG) January 23, 2021
Bharat is a land of religious integrity and cultural diversity. Each one is given freedom of expression..
But that doesn't mean Hinduism is to be taken for granted..@MeghUpdates @SG_HJS@Vishnu_Jain1#IndiaWants_BlasphemyLaw pic.twitter.com/Uf33L7mNhD
— Dr Anjesh Kanaglekar (@dranjesh) January 23, 2021
In Secular State cases are booked if anyone talks against Politicians or Bureaucrats!
But is it not fair that the stricter rules be applied to those who defame Hindu Gods & Saints whom billions of Hindus keep in highest esteem?#IndiaWants_BlasphemyLaw#ईशनिंदा_कानून_चाहिए pic.twitter.com/KvFIpvaqqP
— Guruprasad Gowda (@Gp_hjs) January 23, 2021
In a democratic country like India, people take disadvantage of the laws promoting Freedom Of Expression and denigrate Hindu Gods and trample Hindus' religious beliefs under the feet .
— Sanatan Prabhat (@sanatanprabhat) January 23, 2021