|A prick by any other name would still be a prick|
Here is where it turns into old fool stupidity. The legal decision was scanned and posted on the Internet so anybody who is even slightly curious now knows that Penguin has 6 months to stop selling the book in India. So, if you have any interest in reading it's hateful, vulgarities in their fullness you have until July to buy it legally, at that point it needs to be off of the shelves. Hey, Mr. Batra, have you any idea how long it takes to scan a book into a computer? I hope he understands that banned books tend to become popular. People want to read the nasty stuff. And, once it is no longer available for purchase, copies will get passed around. It's a good thing Mr. Batra doesn't have any real political clout, other wise we might see police squads bursting into homes searching for illegal volumes. Censorship always fails. The only way to truly enforce censorship is militarily and I don't think the Indian government would want to go that far. Of course, I don't think it would bother Mr. Batra one bit as long as they were following his beliefs.