Watch: Girl Students Forcibly Punched With ‘Amma’ Tattoos During Jayalalithaa’s Birthday, A New Low

The Logical Indian

March 1st, 2016

Image Source: Huffington Post

Hero worshipping in Tamilnadu has reached a different level

Recently, the incumbent chief minister of Tamilnadu Ms Jayalalithaa (Amma as she is fondly called) celebrated her birthday and her party’s passionate cadre’s took the celebrations to a whole new low. Many of the ADMK cadre’s were tattooed with Ms Jayalalithaa’s picture. Some have reportedly been forced to do the same as the video suggests. Politics is changing without a doubt, sometimes for the better and a lot of times for the worse. Tamilnadu, for example, has a long history of hero worshipping. So often it is forgotten that cadre’s are the masters of the leaders, it is they who empower them and it is they who choose them. Every time you saw symbolism take over substance, there always raised a question, how much worse it could get?


Past instances

1.) Sticking of Amma’s posters on relief materials gathered by private individuals during the Chennai floods

2.) Huge banners erected right in front people’s house

3.) People who have ended their lives for their leader’s sake during her incarceration in Karnataka


 

The Logical Indian requests the government of Tamilnadu to take appropriate action to anyone who had been forcefully tattooed. We also ask the authorities to review the whole tattooing exercise and see if adequate safety measures were taken given the health risks involved in the tattooing exercise. We also request people from across political affiliations to denounce hero worshipping. Hero worshipping, as history suggests has never strengthened any democracy, on the contrary, it nurtures autocracy.

Share your thoughts..

Art Has The Power To Transform Lives

Related Stories

AIADMK Merger

Tamil Nadu: 19 MLAs Withdraw Support For Palaniswami Post AIADMK Merger

Hero Worship Of Politicians

Politicians Should Be Treated With Caution, Not Worshipped Like Gods

V K Sasikala

VK Sasikala To Become The CM Of Tamil Nadu, Know About Her And The Challenges She Has To Face

Worshiping Politician

Student Leader Set Himself On Fire For Akhilesh Yadav: Why Such Hero Worshiping Is Bad For The Country

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Passed Away

The Election Call: Party Workers Should Stay Sensible Instead Of Blindly Participating In Crazy Stunts

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Woman Arrested After Pushing 56-Yr-Old Man Off The Platform For Bumping Into Her

News

6 Men From Uttar Pradesh Arrested For Submitting Fake Aadhaar Cards At Army Recruitment Rally In Kerala

News

West Bengal: One Killed In Violence Over Poll Nomination, Both TMC & BJP Claim Him To Be Their Party Member

Fact Check

Fact Check: Fake Claim On 120 Crore Cash Seized From BJP Worker In Karnataka

News

Dr Kafeel Khan Finally Gets Bail

News

AFSPA Repealed From Meghalaya, Assam And Some Districts In Arunachal Pradesh