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Do you think shoe throwing has become the latest trend in protests... Soon ppl will be asked to remove their shows like we do in places of worship before going anywhere near a VIP..

Do you agree with this kind of protest?

Asked by sumitha, 16 Apr '09 06:56 pm
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There is possibility that some very less know politicians may bribe someone to throw shoe at him during a press conference so that he gets more publicity. This is fast becoming a fashion and yes, very soon, security may insist on shoes with laces or no shoes at all during press conferences.
Answered by Francisco, 16 Apr '09 10:07 pm

 
  
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I did some analysis on this. Person usually does three things utterly in disgust. He throws the shoes, he tosses the shoe or he lobs the shoe. Among these three throwing requires great energy. It is mostly done with an aim to hit the person squarely for causing the maximum damage. Isn't there a better way to put the message across that the person is very much hated?

Nevertheless, it is the most uncivilized way of showing one's disrespect and hatred. The person who does it must not be let off easily. The offense must entail a severe punishment, which would act as a deterrent. It must discourage other prospective shoe throwers from indulging in such ignominious acts.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Apr '09 03:45 am

 
  
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It is really really time that each of our politician be aware about mixing criminals / religion and do away with opportunistic politricks.Now the people are prepared to take erring bulls by horn. And especially, the rotten methods of legal systems which is prone to corruption, and is very slow. Our legal system hardly pronounces guilty a guilty and is too stupid slow in pronouncing an innocent as innocent. In process, giving enough reason of discontent and disbelief.
And why only politicians? The judges, the bureaucrats, the baboos too need shoes for their daily formal make up and should be prepared for shoe ceremony !
On the hind sight, to prevent themselves from shoe politics, it would be best if politicians and public servants conducted themselves for their own safety. Now, the people would would devise the means of getting heard in in tandem to the foxyness and cleverness of politician or any bureaucratic offices. It is a height of dispair that people is passing through and wants ...more
Answered by prabhat kumar kumar, 17 Apr '09 10:24 am

 
  
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A chappal being thrown at an individual has always been considered a great insult in the Middle East and Asean societies from time immemorial. The Bush episode brought that into international attention and now where the media is always latching on to such things giving it so much of publicity, a lot many people do think that this is the only way to put their point across. You know what happened with the chappal throwing incident against Chidambaram. The same political parties that have taken the least interest in bringing justice to those who were wronged for 25 years, used it as a political weapon which is most handly when elections were around. Riots and protests broke out in two states, a National party suddenly reaised that it is more than a chappal thrown at them, jeopardising their chances in atleast 15 odd seats that, the same persons to whom they have given tickets for the past 25 years disregarding all protests till now suddenly woke up to the danger of public anger of a commu ...more
Answered by Omega, 19 Apr '09 03:36 pm

 
  
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It is ridiculous and nonsense. I never agree with these protests. Because we lived in a culture that says Atidi devo bhava. There are many ways to protest. This is a shamefull act indeed.
Answered by peekay first, 18 Apr '09 09:27 pm

 
  
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Just like going to jail was considered a point in favour of politicians so too receiving a shoe will soon join this category.
Answered by gem mina, 16 Apr '09 08:48 pm

 
  
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It IS MOST BARBAROUS BEHAVIOR TO SHOW ONE'S PROTEST LIKE THIS .
I never agree with such punishable behaviour.
Answered by anantharaman, 16 Apr '09 11:35 pm

 
  
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No....I would like to say.. People are asking politicians to stop fooling ppl and stop doing all ghotalas.... have they every stopped... This shoe throw should give them a lesson that .. if they willl not stop doing wrong things then ppl may throw shoe on them publicily
Answered by Rabindranath Sahu, 16 Apr '09 07:04 pm

 
  
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This is not a kind of protest.It is a kind of warship.People r throwing shoes because flowers r in short supply due to election.None the less,the politicians r used to it n do not differentiate between show MALA n flower MALA.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 16 Apr '09 06:59 pm

 
  
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It seems as if this shoe-throwing has become a trend. If this is the new way to show your distaste for something, I think we, as a human race, are backsliding. Flying footwear has suddenly become the world's favourite protest statement. The trend began in December, when an Iraqi journalist hurled both his shoes and a torrent of abuse at George W. Bush during his last Baghdad press conference. Par yaar joote bhi kayo kharab karna netao par .. and if Soon ppl will be asked to remove their shoes like we do in places of worship before going anywhere near a VIP.. rather this 1st netas should not allow to take shoes in parliament and assembly )) wat u say ?
Chalo netao par likh raha hook al ata hoo jute chappal aur neta ke sath lol
Answered by Ashish jain, 16 Apr '09 10:52 pm

 
  
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