MUMBAI, (Joseph Dias) — Change Hosanna Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-government-authorities-and-cbfc-get-the-word-hosanna-removed-from-the-song-2?share_id=DHNvCQMHRD
YouTube link to show how vulgar the song Hosanna has been made into: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SDb7FTuHIk
The CSF welcomes popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat who reportedly said at the Jaipur Literature Festival that he would not make Salman Rushdie a hero for “attacking God” and religious sentiments in India have to be respected.
“I’ll not make somebody who attacks my God a hero. This is India, you cannot hurt feelings here,” he said.
The same should hold good in case of Hosanna by AR Rahman and Javed Akhtar.
The CSF deplores double standards when it comes to Christians
If Salman Rushie could be prevented from coming to India because one of his books hurt Muslim religious sentiments, then why should the word ‘Hosanna’, offending Christians & Jews, not be deleted from the Eek Deewana Tha movie?
Is it because Christians and Jews cannot make as loud a noise or disturbance as others?
Why are the authorities slow in acting or responding, when it comes to micro-minorities? It is because we do not make our voice heard.
The above is just one of the reasons for Indian Christians to unite and at least say our sentiments are hurt or be threatened to live on the sidelines until we are extinct.
In J & K valley the few hundred odd Christian families there are threatened to be expelled, while a Sharia Court has proposed control over Christian schools and institutions – threatening their existence there. In other states, we battle not just the extra-constitutional authorities, but also in thousands of cases – the might of the Police State and the challenges that come from a communally coloured official establishment.
We have a number of more serious issues to attend to than “Hosanna” and nor have we the Vitamin M (Men, Money & Machinery) that MNCs like Fox Star, Sony Music & the others have for a long legal battle. But YOU can help us take on their might, if we can show that Christian sentiments are hurt, as we did in the case of many movies, the latest being “Who’s There” when persons concerned were put in custody for several days.
The CSF has made it easy for you, by putting up an online petition to The Prime Minister and request you to sign it. It will go directly to him and we will send it to the others concerned. Your petition to get the word “Hosanna” removed from the song is available at.
We do not have much time to left and so we would appeal to you to sign the petition and forward the above link to as many as possible to sign it too.
The CSF intercessors & prayer group members continue their prayers pray for those who assist us in this initiative.