Bengal is seeing rising acid attacks – and all of these are directed at women by men. Ms. Roopa Ganguly, Rajya Sabha member from Bengal says. The attacks and victims are growing each year and the vast majority (but not all) are from one community. Victims include widow, a mother and her two children, a deaf woman and on and on. What are the reasons: women spurned the man’s proposal and he was angry; a woman and home maker declined an indecent proposal of four youths, and they hurled acid, and such things go on. Police says they feel helpless. Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister, is busy protesting all over the country and has no time to address acute problems in the state. There is a law that dealers are also supposed to submit details of sale to the local police within three days of the transaction. But doubt such things are enforced? Bangladesh awards death penalty for acid attacks. Time has come for such drastic action – we should remember the victims (all women) lives are disfigured permanently.
Source: Hindustan Times
- 17 Dec 2016
Jayalalitha symbolized woman power for many Tamils and many considered her as the iron lady. MPs, MLAs and Ministers all fell at her feet. On many occasions, all 37 MPs in the Lok Sabha and 13 MPs in the Rajya Sabha did namaskaram or lay down flat to pay respects to their leader. On other occasions, her minister and party cadre would prostrate before her vehicle, her helicopter or in other public places. The successor chief minister, O Panneerselvam took his oath of office with Jayalalithaa’s photo on hand.
- 7 Dec 2016
PM only said the following to the retiring Congress Rajya Sabha members, “I wish the GST would have been passed during your tenure in the Rajya Sabha. People in your states would have benefited from it.” And later, “Wherever you go, whatever you do, please keep sending your ideas and work for the betterment of your state. I would like to thank you on behalf of the government for your valued contribution, and wish you the best for the future.” Here is NDTV’s original headline, “PM Narendra Modi’s GST Barb To Retiring Rajya Sabha Members”. DEAR READERS, HOW DO YOU SEE THE HEADLINE VERSUS WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID?
- 16 May 2016
Subramanian Swamy, hero to many honest and upright Indians, has been waging multiple battles against the former Congress government and the Gandhi family. Less known is the fact that he was a former Union Law and Commerce Minister, who was a professor both at IIT Delhi and Harvard. This week, he was nominated to be a Rajya Sabha. With Swamy’s elevation into the Rajya Sabha, his corruption battles again the Gandhi family will now become part of fercely fought parliament debate, and be at the front and center of India’s TV viewing.
- 30 Apr 2016
Rajya Sabha worked only 55 hours of the 112 in this session for under 50%, while Lok Sabha worked 115 hours as against a scheduled 114 hours – what a difference, and several Opposition parties seem to be happy about this – with a goal to directly block important legislation for the country. Treasury benches say that Congress came up with “manufactured lame excuses” to disrupt Parliament, day after day.
- 26 Dec 2015