Monday, December 04, 2006

Kiss My Grits

In India, "[a] kissing scene from a movie starring Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan has irked a lawyer who has filed a criminal case against them, accusing them of obscenity. ... A local court accepted Dwivedi's petition to punish the actors and said it would hear the petitioner on December 11."

This is the kind of story that makes me question whether there really are any universal values. It's fine with me if India wants to debate whether public kissing constitutes obscenity. But is there any chance for developing universal human values and rights if the differences between societies are so great?

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