Supreme Court Agrees Love Jihad A Major Problem
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Supreme Court Agrees Love Jihad A Major Problem, Orders Full Investigation…

In a major development, the Supreme Court has appointed a retired Supreme Court judge and asked the NIA – National Investigation Agency to probe a handful of Love-Jihad cases. Love-jihad is where Muslim men pursue Hindu, Sikh or Christian women and then convert them into Muslims and then marry them. This is allegedly a soft way to islamize more people. In light of alleged forcible conversion of a Hindu woman, and also after hearing of several other cases in Kerala, the Supreme Court took a big step in probing these alleged cases. Some say that Love-Jihad is a major social issue in several other states, cities and countries. While all are entitled to pursue personal freedoms, forced and induced religions conversions or ‘Love Jihad” to increase the Muslim population are not legally or morally acceptable.

Source: Daily Pioneer

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Ram Janmabhoomi – Sparks For A Major Breakthrough ?

The UP Shia board, who own the Shia waqf or property in a major development said that they were willing to relocate the masjid  to a shia-muslim dominated area. The exact words that were spoken to the Supreme Court were, “WE WOULD SETTLE FOR A MASJID LOCATED IN A MUSLIM-DOMINATED AREA AT A REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM THE MOST REVERED PLACE OF BIRTH OF MARYADA PURUSHOTTAM SRI RAM“. This could be the key step to reach a happy settlement and prevent/limit the avoidance of future conflict.

Source: The Hindu

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Right To Privacy – Supreme Court To Define Guidelines, It Is About Time

Right to privacy is real sensitive issue with so much stuff and interaction on the internet, and most organizations asking for individuals personal information. The key question is, “If give personal information like names, parents’ name, passport number, Aadhar card, drivers license, etc. are given for a particular purpose, then is there a reasonable expectation that such personal information will be used only for that purpose or not. Will organizations use that to do marketing, will they sell it, are they legally required to protect the information so the individual faces no harm?” As the common man, each of us should ask yourself – this is the minimum expectation. As has happened in other countries, our Supreme Court is dealing with this sensitive question.

Source: TOI

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O’ Great Lord – Let No Human or Our Supreme Court Disturb You…

The great Lord Pamanaswamy Temple, is one of India greatest treasures for both the temple, the sacredness and how its property and assets has been preserved and protected for centuries by members of the former royal family of Travancore. The members and the temple priests consider themselves only as servants of the Diety and Temple. Due to a PIL (public interest litigation), the Supreme Court got involved. As some would say, with little regard for centuries old customs, the Supreme Court seeks to get each of the six or more treasure vaults opened, the contents counted and displayed in a museum. Well, understand the idea BUT THIS IS A TEMPLE NOT A MUSEUM. Lakhs and Crores of devotees over time have never asked for it. So what authority does our Supreme Court now have to want to get this done? What about our sentiments and sacredness? The Priests and former Royal Family and many many devotees are dead again this.

Source: Daily Pioneer

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Presidential Election - Total Breakdown In Opposition Unity...
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Presidential Election – Total Breakdown In Opposition Unity…

Shri Ram Nath Kovil’s nomination to be the next president has been well received from many quarters. While a Dalit, he is highly educated, a Supreme Court lawyer who has a lifetime of social service. Our Indian Opposition parties were hoping to put up a fight with a common candidate but Shri Kovil selection by the ruling NDA has shattered any chance of opposition unity. In a positive way, most opposition parties have praised or endorsed Shri Kovil, and this leaves a few political parties which are become smaller and less insignificant such as the Indian National Congress, CPI and few others.

Source: Postcard.news

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AIMPLB, The Muslim Board - Are They 70 Years Too Late?
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AIMPLB, The Muslim Board – Are They 70 Years Too Late?

The nation await the Supreme Court judgement on oral talaq, which is opposed by millions of women. The Government of India joined the petition by Muslim women to see the ban of this practice and even offered stated that they would bring a law to ban this. However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, an unelected body which claims to represent all Muslims kept resisting and resisting on the grounds this is a religious practice and cannot be interfered with. Suddenly, the AIMPLB has a change of heart. They have now filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court which states that “ANY MUSLIM MAIN WHO RESORTS TO TRIPLE TALAQ WILL FACE SOCIAL BOYCOTT“. This is along with other actions. Obviously the Muslim Board is not just late to the petition being heard by the Supreme Court, but they at least 70 years too late since independence?

Source: Daily Pioneer

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SC Highway Liquor Ban - 10+ Lac Jobs & Crores Of Revenue Lost
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SC Highway Liquor Ban – 10+ Lac Jobs & Crores Of Revenue Lost

Supreme Court passed an order, based on a PIL that all liquor shops, hotel and restaurants which are within 500 meters (lowered to 220 meters in thinly populated areas) of national and state highways are henceforth banned from serving any liquor – legally of course. The hotel and restaurant industry and even the general public is shocked as this seems to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. As liquor is a source of profits and cash flow to the hotel industry as well as the states that collect huge excise taxes, this will be a big hit. In addition, in a young country like ours, early estimates are that over 10 lakh jobs would be lost, with adverse multiplier effect. So is the purpose of this SC order to stop drinking or to reduce drunk driving – it is not clear. Given the huge impact, governments and industry are using the usual Indian creativeness – called “jugaad” to reduce this impact.

Source: Economic Times

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Chief Justice Of India Offers To Broker A Ayodhya Resolution ...
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Chief Justice Of India Offers To Broker A Ayodhya Resolution…

Ram Mandir – Masjid settlement is with the Supreme Court. The Allahabad high court had already awarded its judgment. In an unusual move, the sitting Chief Justice of India has offered to broker a voluntary resolution. As correctly noted by the justice, this is a sensitive case and a negotiated settlement as against the high court making judgement could be a better way forward. Several parties have welcome this move, however the Babri Masjid convener does not favor this path. One solution could be that of Subramanian Swamy, MP and litigant in the case has said that Ram Janmabhoomi – which after all is the birth place of Lord Ram be handed over for temple and the masjid can be built on the other side of Sarayu river.

Source: Daily Pioneer

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Despite SC Ban, Jallikattu Celebrated with Great Fanfare In TN
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Despite The SC Ban, Jallikattu Celebrated with Great Fanfare In TN

Most people of Tamil Nadu feel the ban on traditional sport of Jallikattu by the Supreme Court from 2012 spearheaded by the former UPA – Congress government, foreign NGOs such as PETA and others with vested interests is unfair and totally against the sentiments of most people of the state. They are upset as the is bull is worshiped and the sport is an essential part of pongal celebrations for centuries. Despite the ban, Jallikattu was organized in 6 districts with great fanfare. In preparation, cows and bulls were washed, special pujas were performed to temple bulls. Then some of their horns were painted and decorated with colorful beads and tinkling bells, and then flowers and garlands were tied around their necks. One farmer was even quoted to have said, “ban or no ban, we will hold the event here. The authorities are free to take action against us”.

Source: Daily Pioneer

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Supreme Court Bans Liquor Shops On National & State Highways
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Supreme Court Bans Liquor Shops On National & State Highways

Effective April 1st, 2017 the Supreme Court has banned liquor and beer shop from operating on national and state highways. Per its order, no new licenses will be issued and existing licenses will not be renewed. Further, it has asked that all signage be removed. The SC passed this order after noting and expressing anguish over 1.5 lakh annual fatalities on roads each year. Liquor and beer licenses and the associated excise duties are huge money makers for the state governments. Officially these shops may disappear, but this order might create an underground economy or black market which now will not be controlled or regulated. The idea and the concern is noteworthy. Should we attempt a behavior change, better education, more controls or implement this order with unintended but expected consequences, one has to think about?

Source: ET

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Secular Parties Don't Care About Women Or Women's Rights..
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Secular Parties Don’t Care About Women Or Women’s Rights…

While this case is to be heard by the Supreme Court, the Allahabad high court, one of the premier high court for legal opinion came down heavily on the practice of triple talaq – calling it that this form of instant divorce is cruel and most demeaning which impedes and drags India from becoming a nation. The court noted that divorce is permissible in Islam only in case of extreme emergency. So why are the “Secular parties” who get a major portion of their support from the minority communities against banning triple talaq. These parties include the Congress (led by Sonia Gandhi), Samajwadi party, Mayawati and her BSP, Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress, the left front parties all for continuing for practices that treat women badly and in favour of triple talaq which gives all the power to divorce to men only in the Muslim community.

Source: Pune Mirror

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SC want to appoint judges with adverse intelligence report?
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Does Supreme Court Want To Appoint Judges With Adverse Intelligence Report?

The fight between the Government of India and the Supreme Court is building up. India’s judiciary, especially the Supreme Court seems to be hyperactive, and in the view of several people stepping into executive decisions. Further, the Supreme Court also struck down the parliament passed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act as being constitutional but has not developed any alternative procedures that would provide transparency. The latest is the Supreme Court insisting on appointing judges who have had adverse intelligence reports or serious nature of complaints. Should Supreme Court be subject to review by the larger public or are they not subject any scrutiny whatsoever?

Source: TOI

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Strange: Supreme Court Asks Karnataka & Tamil Nadu To Not Allow Any Agitations

Sadly, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are fighting with each other due to the centuries old Cauvery river water problem. The conflict took an ugly turn after the Supreme Court ordered the release of water by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. With so much conflict dating back to history, now the Supreme Court has ordered Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to ensure that neither agitation nor shutdowns take place after the court passed their orders, and that order has to be complied with. Does this make any sense? It does not…

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Why Is India Funding The Kashimiri Separatists?
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Why Is India Funding The Kashimiri Separatists?

It would be shocking to learn that the government of India for decades has been providing extensive security and also providing funding to the very same Kashmiri separatists who seem to encourage pro-Pakistani slogans, chanting azadi slogans, hoisting and carrying Pakistani flags, possibly even shelting cross-border terrorists, and lately inciting violence against our armed forces and police. A public interest litigation was filed with the Supreme Court, which declined to hear the petition. So the question all Indians must ask is should such funding be continued given the violent and anti-national nature of the recent protests?

Source: Business Standard

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Muslim Board Says You Need Polygamy To Prevent Illicit Sex ... You Decide
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Muslim Board Says You Need Polygamy To Prevent Illicit Sex… You Decide

You must hear what the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) largely an unelected body, recently told the Supreme Court: 1) As Men are better at controlling emotions than women, hence only Husbands have been granted the triple talaq mode of oral divorce; and 2) they also defended polygamy, where a Muslim man can have up to four wives by stating that this was necessary to prevent illicit sex and was a way to protect women. It would be nice to hear women’s perspective, but clearly several muslim women organizations are now in the forefront to ban both practices. Triple talaq and polygamy is banned in several countries and even some which are muslim majority, where only courts can grant divorce. So in India, a country governed by a constitution and inviolable right to equality to all, should not this apply to our significant muslim population? Why is the AIMPLB sticking to medieval ideas?

Source: TOI

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