Is this guy serious? Are those fuming guys serious? Should we take them seriously?
In no way do I feel an assault on my, or my country's, dignity because a dog sniffed around Rajghat. The thought itself is simply ludicrous. On the other hand, over the years I have felt affronted when certain humans have visited the place. This is hardly the place to name them, of course.
But a dog? What's the matter with these fumers? Why do we equate dogs to insult?
Postscript: Good news! Sunday's paper carries a picture of several young men flinging petals at Rajghat, with this caption:
- SANCTITY POLICE: Members of Delhi Pradesh Vaish Mahasammelan offer flowers at Rajghat on Saturday. They "cleansed" the memorial following uproar over use of sniffer dogs during President Bush's visit.