Laughing at a joke can be injurious to health.. You could be hauled up over hot coals by the cops . for laughing.. Now why are cops bothered about your laughter? You ask the Mumbai cops who charged actresses Deepkia Padukone and Alia Bhatt with criminal conspiracy for laughing at a sand up comedy programmei. The show AIB Roast was not exactly about clean jokes.. If you are wondering what AIB which sounds like the acronym of some bank or insurance firm is it stands for All India bakchod. (now don’t get wrong ideas about bakchod. I don’t know what it means but it certainly does not mean what you and I think it means). Most of the jokes were risqué and very very adult. One or two did violate religious sentiments Okay the organisers and participants could be charged under some sections of IPC or CRPC but members of the audience and that too for criminal conspiracy? And criminal conspiracy against whom.or what? Besides Deepika and Alia others targeted by cops include producer director Karan Johar,and actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. These guys participated in the show and cracked vulgar and not so vulgar jokes.. Religious groups particularly Catholics yelled blue murder for anti-clerical jokes and even one involving Jesus . .Okay granted that constitution restricts your freedom of expression on grounds of decency, morality and public order. But why drag in those in the audience.? I think I know the reason. Our security conscious cops have realized that laughter is not only the best medicine but is also an explosive weapon that poses a major security threat.. If you don’t believe it ask Mamatadi, She locked up someone who posted a cartoon on her on Internet as a Maoisht (spelling not mine. That’s the way didi pronounces the word). Just have a dekko at our mythology. Once Shiva prepared for battle with demons who moved around in three flying cities and harassed all and sundry. But when he was about to depart for the battlefield, the axle of his chariot broke. and what did Shiva do? Instead of leaving to do battle,in another chariot, he just laughed the three cities of Asuras out of existence.. Now doesn't that story show us the power of laughter?It is a weapon of mass destruction, no less. What if whole lot of guys laugh and …. I am not even able to imagine the horrible and devastating consequences. Great job Mumbai cops. May be Deepika and Alia planned to laugh the city off. a la Shiva., You can’t trust anyone these days. A terrorist wolf might be hiding behind the sheep’s clothing of a Bollywood star. That is scary., really scary. It is high time police all over the country locked up all those guys who stand in a circle in parks early in the morning, raise their hands and haw haw away to glory/. They must be terrorists. Just plaster their mouths so that they don’t laugh and lock them up in soundproof cells as an extra precautionary measure. If you see suspicious looking guys and laughing guys grab the latter first. The former could be terrorists or criminals and may be carrying weapons and explosives but they are nothing compared to explosions of laughter. Ban joke books and cartoons for the sake of national security please. Stand up comedians will no longer stand up. They will be made to lie down instead with their faces down pressing their mouths to the ground. That is not exactly a comfortable position to crack a joke you know. And if you laugh at my blogs I am not responsible. The onus of laughter is on you and not me. If cops come calling don’t blame me.