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Vikram Buddhi punished for no crime. Shahrukh Khan detained twice for no crime.

I've written about the sad saga of Vikram Buddhi which FTI member Somnath Bharti actively pursued but which came to naught, since freedom is now almost non-existent in USA.

But the fact that the USA keeps detaining (arresting the free movement of) one of the world's most well-known (and admired) actors – just for being a Muslim – beggars belief. What are these guys doing? Has all competence flown the shores of USA?

In 2009 the actor was detained for two hours at Newark airport and was released after India's embassy in the US intervened.

Shah Rukh Khan after he was stopped for an 90 minutes by homeland security agents at a New York airport. [Source]


Sanjeev Sabhlok

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15 thoughts on “Vikram Buddhi punished for no crime. Shahrukh Khan detained twice for no crime.
  1. Munish Raizada

    Sanjeev: About Shah Rukh Khan, your wording and statements look like more of coming out from Congress HQ which obviously believes in minority appeasement. Why are you linking his being Muslim and being detained at a US airport. Why linking one man’s search (even if well known) to a national pride (“USA, Please remember India will not forget these insults”)!

  2. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    Munish, this is NOT about being Muslim, but about being a human being with rights. Vikram Buddhi is NOT a Muslim.

    My point is that the US is rapidly degenerating into a security state, with limited or no liberty.

    And in particular, I’m angry that high calibre INDIANS who are innocent of any crime are being repeatedly detained/locked up.

    This is a warning to USA to treat Indians with respect. They deserve the same rights and privileges as any American (although I’m not sure whether Americans any longer have real privileges – given the massive assault on individual liberty by the US government in recent years).

  3. allwyn

    lol srk is not india..and i believe US stops many common muslims too for hours so india has nothing to be angry abt if srk is detained. And about terrorism,, I dint come across anything on terrorism on this blog yet so sir i’d like to know what are your views about it. cuz i believe terrorism is more abt islam than abt anything else like sam harris says “its time to admit that the war is against islam not terrorism”.

  4. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    I think your interpretations are entirely misplaced, but don’t have time to debate. Do read my other blog posts.

  5. allwyn

    nothing is misplaced sir .. islamic scriptures support killing and torture and so does christian and others. I also can’t put this in words hence i mention the work of harris and dawkins

  6. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    Let me repeat, you are VERY VERY wrong on this. However, pl. do me the courtesy of reading relevant blog posts on this blog. I’m afraid if I see you insisting once again without providing solid arguments, I’ll have to reject your comment/s.

  7. allwyn

    Deuteronomy 13:7-11

    If your brother, the son of your father or of your mother, or your
    son or daughter, or the spouse whom you embrace, or your most
    intimate friend, tries to secretly seduce you, saying, “Let us go and
    serve other gods,” unknown to you or your ancestors before you,
    gods of the peoples surrounding you, whether near you or far
    away, anywhere throughout the world, you must not consent, you
    must not listen to him; you must show him no pity, you must not
    spare him or conceal his guilt. No, you must kill him, your hand
    must strike the first blow in putting him to death and the hands
    of the rest of the people following. You must stone him to death,
    since he has tried to divert you from Yahweh your God. . . .

  8. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    And that’s the limit of your research? Do read FAR, FAR more widely. This idea of jumping to conclusions on the basis of snippets of religious scriptures is super-dangerous!

  9. allwyn

    i agree there r some good things here and there but i would say thts plain common sense to me ..i am jst not interested in religon I see a atheist world to me much more peaceful and based on reason and science. religion is all abt superstition, fear etc etc


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