On account of M.F Hussain’s death, I see numerous empathetic message floating on social media like twitter and facebook, as well as Indian media conducting shows,by trampling over each other,in order to offer condolences to the demise of the so called “great artist”. I beg to differ here. Today,M.F.Hussain was compared to the epic painters, Michelangelo and Picasso. Now, I can understand, why Michelangelo and Picasso died early. Had they been alive today, they would have committed suicide over this inane “comparison”!
The bombastic words “Art” and “Freedom of Expression” have been misunderstood, mis-utilized, turned,beaten and twisted according to their convenience by the so called left “liberals”. Before procedding further, lets understand what “ART” and “Freedom of Expression” actually means!
ART– According to Wikipedia, “ART is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses,emotions, and intellect.”
“Freedom of Expression” – Wikipedia defines it as, “The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law.”
Freedom of Expression sternly prohibits Hate Speech, which is “any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or other characteristic“.
Pornography is “the portrayal of explicit sexual subject matter.Pornography may use any variety of media ranging from books,magazines,postcards,photos,sculptures,drawing,painting,etc”
Clearly, from the above three definitions of “ART”, “Freedom of expression” and “Pornography”, any normal person with IQ of 70+ has the tendency and capacity to analyze and conclude that, “the depiction of Hindu Gods/Goddesses and Bharat Mata as nude is NOT “art” or “freedom of expression”, but is “Pornography”, intended to hurt the sentiments of Hindus, who hold their Gods/ Goddesses in the highest regard!
Let’s take a look at few NUDE paintings,drawn by M.F Hussain: [courtesy: http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/]
1) Goddess Durga in sexual union with Tiger: http://bit.ly/l15RFq
2)Goddess Saraswathi, (the Hindu GOD of Education) nude: http://bit.ly/clqk3w
3) Goddess Lakshmi naked on Shri Ganesh’s head: http://bit.ly/kE8Bpl
4) Naked Shri Parvati: http://bit.ly/jmIGFs
5) Naked Draupadi : http://bit.ly/jMgTao
6) Naked Lord Hanuman and Goddess Sita on Ravana’s thigh: http://bit.ly/l02qcA
7) Fully clad Muslim King & Naked Hindu Brahmin: http://bit.ly/j9PukF
8. Naked Bharat Mata (Mother India) : http://bit.ly/ky6KRd
Clearly, we can see his burning hatred towards Hindus,where he has depicted the Hindus Gods and Goddesses in explicit sexual positions in order to humiliate them. He definitely has freedom of expression to express “sexuality” in his drawings. But, the point to be noted here is “depiction of sexuality of Hindu deities”.
Some people argue that he loved INDIA a lot, hence he drew Bharat Maata naked. My question is “Didn’t he love his own mother & daughter”?
Now,lets take a look at his paintings which are fully clothed:
1) M.F Hussain’s own mother fully clothed: http://bit.ly/joRJJS
2) Hussain’s daughter fully clothed: http://bit.ly/kW7AC5
3) Muslim poets fully clothed: http://bit.ly/jPH1TN
Why this HYPOCRISY? Why did he draw Hindu Gods & Goddesses nude, but his own mother, daughter and muslim poets, fully clothed? Where is his bullshit “art” and “freedom of expression” explanation? Obviously,the self respecting and tolerant Hindus felt humiliated by this insult, and opposed his so called “art”. He ran away from India and settled in Qatar. He seemed to have bragged that Qatar permits and respects “Freedom of expression” more than India. Is it? Then WHY he didnt draw any nude paintings of their religious deities in Qatar? Didnt he love Qatar, the way he loved India?
Just because you hold a paint brush in your hand and paints in your pallet,you cannot go around frantically scribbling your canvas with bullshit,what your perverted mind suggests! Any art which hurts the sentiments of certain group of people based on their sex,creed,color and religion is NOT an Art, but an ABUSE! M.F Hussain’s paintings have undoubtedly “Abused” Hindu sentiments!!
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has done a detailed analysis of his drawings on their website. Please have a look: http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/
Also, a staunch Catholic, Dr Mrs Hilda Raja has defended Hindus over this insensitive paintings by M.F Hussain: http://www.voxindica.net/2010/03/catholic-defends-hindu-deities.html
Don’t we all know the case of Danish cartoonist, who was murdered by muslim radicals, for drawing cartoons of Muhammed? Why was he killed? Was his drawings not considered “ART”? Didn’t he have “Freedom of expression” just like M.F Hussain?
The screens of M F Hussains film Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities were vandalized and the movie was pulled out from theatres a day after some Muslim organisations like All India Muslim Council and Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Hind argued that one of the songs, Noor Un Ala contained verses directly taken from the Holy Quran. The case of Blasphemy was slapped.
Why this double standards? When your religion is in question, you feel threatened, you go ransacking, vandalized, traumatizing the world, assassinating, murdering,beheading and killing people who portray your religion in the form of “Art”, be it movie or painting. But, when you do the same thing to Hindus, we all should keep mum and not even say a word against it? How long will Hindus tolerant this nonsense of “indifference”? Looks like we Hindus have become too “tolerant” about this “intolerance”!
My question to ALL the supporters of M.F Hussain for his so called (bullshit) ART:
Would you have still sung praises of M.F Hussain’s “art”, if he had drawn your own mother, sister, daughter or wife naked and had put those paintings on sale? please answer me!
Would you still have gone gaga about him and given lectures on “art”,defending M.F Hussain, if he had drawn YOU naked, without your consent?
It’s HIGH TIME these people introspect themselves,before blurting out things, just for the sake of talking,to increase TRP’s, followers, or to appease the minorities or prove their “secularism”!
I being a proud HINDU, severely condemn these insensitive paintings which depict our beloved deities and HINDUISM in general, in poor light!