Saddened, pained & broken on demise of Sushmaji. She was one of the most outstanding politicians in the Present Era. She distinguished in all positions. She held Senior Positions with the Party, NDA Govt. & while in opposition. She leaves behind a void which is difficult to fill.
Congress Party, as a ‘headless chicken’, is further consolidating its alienation from the people of India. The New India has changed. Only the Congress does not realise this. The Congress leadership is determined to succeed in its race to the bottom.
The level of support has compelled several opposition parties to support this move. They sensed the ground reality and do not want to face the wrath of the people. Regrettably, the Congress Party legacy, which first created the problem and then added to it, fails to see reason.
India’s most beautiful State has not had investments from even the hotel chains. Consequently, there are no new jobs, no revenue for the State. These constitutional provisions are not cast in stone. They had to be removed/ diluted through the due process of law that is done now.
The decision to reverse the situation created by Panditji needed clarity, vision and determination. It also needed political courage. The Prime Minister has created history through his absolute clarity and determination.
The last ten months have not seen any protest. Not even in Srinagar. Law and order enforcement, making life safe for lakhs of Kashmiris and pressuring handful of separatists and terrorists has been at its best. The next logical step obviously is total integration of the State.
In the last seven decades, attempts to resolve the issue proved a disaster, PM Modi decided to follow an alternative approach. The present decision makes it clear that just as the rule of law prevails in other parts of the country, it will equally prevail in the Kashmir valley.
The historic blunders of special status had cost the country politically and financially. Today, when history is being re-written, it proves that Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s vision on Kashmir was the correct one and Panditji’s dream solution has proved to be a failure.
By 1989-90, the situation of J&K had gone out of control and separatism with terrorism picked up. Kashmiri pundits, an essential part of Kashmiriat, suffered such atrocities which only the Nazis had inflicted in the past. The ethnic cleansing took place and they had to move out.
The J&K history of the past seven decades shows that the journey of this separate Status has been towards separatism and not integration. It created a separatist psyche. Pakistan was more than enthusiastic in trying to exploit the situation.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Home Minister Shri Amit Shah achieved the Impossible with the new Kashmir policy. In my blog today, I have analysed the impact of this decision, and history of failed attempts on resolving the J&K issue.
Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have earned a place in history. The clarity and determination which they have shown today proves ‘Modi hai toh Mumkin hai’. Congratulations to the entire nation.
J&K integration with India took place in October 1947. Article 370 came into force in 1952, Article 35A came in 1954, four and seven years later respectively. How can Articles 370 and 35A be a condition precedent to merger?
While the Article 370 and Article 35A decision benefits the residents of J&K the most, the Kashmir regional leaders feel that they will not be able to whip up the fake issue of ‘sentiment vs. benefit’ to the people.
It’s stand in both the Shah Bano case and now in the legislation emanating from the Shayara Bano case, it has given a clear evidence of its intent. It does not mind Muslim women being driven to destitution. After all, the fundamentalist vote bank is at a higher priority.
Merely to oppose a progressive legislation, one does not have to invent a new jurisprudence. The Congress Party amended several personal laws to make them acceptable to the changing social mindset. But when it comes to the Shariat, it is scared.
Some said why make a civil relation into a criminal offence. They must know that dowry, indulging in bigamy or polygamy, causing mental cruelty are all criminal offences. A bounced cheque or a defamation may be a civil wrong but both have penal consequences in criminal law.
I have no doubt that once an example is made out of some people under the new law, the fear of its consequences will lead to minimising this practice. In absence of this law the Supreme Court's order will turn into a futile academic exercise.
The Supreme Court, by striking down the practice of “Triple Talaq”, has merely made a declaration of the law. This declaration has to be followed by a legislation which punishes the offending spouse for indulging in this cruel act despite it being declared unlawful.
I have consistently held the opinion that there must be a recognised distinction between the right to practice and propagate ones religion. How do you reconcile provisions of personal law which violate fundamental rights? The answer would be the harmonious construction.
The 'liberals' raised weak arguments so that the fundamentalists amongst the Muslims are kept happy. Assume, what if such a provision existed in Hindu law? Liberals, leftists, women organisations would have been shocked & would have attempted for repeal of such law or practice.
The Triple Talaq Bill has exposed all the pseudo ‘liberals’. A ‘liberal’ should ordinarily be hostile to the idea of discrimination and injustice perpetuated by an oral divorce. In this case, not one spoke in favour of the Bill which is ending the injustice.
Saddened to know about the demise of eminent economist and former RBI deputy governor Subir Gokarn. Subir was a sound Economist and he excelled even in his current assignment as ED at the IMF. My thoughts are with the bereaved family. Om Shanti
The passage of the bill criminalising Triple Talaq in Muslim Personal Law is monumental change in Personal Law. Disheartened that the ‘So Called Liberals’ have opposed a progressive law. Congratulations to all, particularly Muslim women.
Every Indian is proud of our scientists and engineers at ISRO, who have scripted a new page of our history with launch of Chandrayaan 2. With this indigenous mission to Moon, ISRO has once again shown its technical prowess. Many congratulations! everyone.
Remembering #ShriAnanthKumar ji on his birth anniversary. He always led the life of an organiser and contributed to the party at various levels. His ideals of strengthening party will be remembered. Respectful tributes to him on his birth anniversary.
Saddened to know about the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji, senior leader of congress party. Condolences to bereaved family members and supporters. She will be remembered for her works. May God render peace to the departed soul. Om Shanti.
The ICJ has given Pakistan an opportunity to comply with the rule of law and reform its processes. Will Pakistan use this opportunity or will they squander it? Pakistan is now under a global gaze as to what direction it follows.
The ICJ’s observation on the nature of review and reconsideration is an example of legal craftsmanship in judgement writing. In paragraphs 139 to 147 it gives a clear indication amounting to a mandatory direction as to what is the nature of remedy available to Jadhav.
A plain reading of the ICJ judgement in Jadhav's case shows that India won on almost all counts. What surprised many was the official claim of Pakistan that the judgement is, in fact, a Pakistani victory. I have exposed this farcical Pakistani claim in my blog today.