1) Heartbreaking death of 21 lions
It is heartbreaking to see that 21 lions reportedly died between September and October in the Gir forest of Gujarat. The Indian Council for Medical and Research (ICMR) has confirmed that the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) was responsible for the death of lions. The Gujarat forest department must put some proper measures in place to prevent further outbreaks and it should assure the remaining lions’ safety and protection. It is the government’s responsibility to protect the animals of the country. Really, it is a great loss for the country to lose 21 loins in around one month.
– Mohd Usmani
2) Ram Temple ordinance will lead country to disaster
It was totally regrettable to read that ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in the three states and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday tried to revive the Ram Janambhoomi issue by setting a “deadline” for the Narendra Modi-led BJP government to bring an ordinance in the Winter Session of Parliament for the construction of RamTemple in Ayodhya. Though it is not impossible for the BJP government to bring an ordinance because it already has done it recently in the case of instant triple talaq and also against Apex Court’s decision on the SC/ST Act. If the government brings an ordinance or legislation for Ram Temple, it will be only a tyrannical decision which will lead the country to disaster and downfall all over the world.
– Mohd Faheem
3) ‘MeToo’ list growing larger
It refers to the ‘MeToo’ list of charges of sexual harassment against some prominent personalities which also includes the present Union Minister, is growing after Tanushree Dutta levelled the charges of sexual harassment against actor Nana Patekar.
It cannot be denied that working women usually face sexual harassment by their bosses. There can be some women of dubious character which may misuse the levelling of such charges against whom charges of sexual harassment are levelled.
It is also a bitter reality that women generally do not have the courage to file complaints because of the fear of loss of their own reputation, #MeToo campaign has given women the courage to open up though too late. There is a glorious example of the US President who openly confessed his mistake of sexual charges levelled by a woman employee.
There have also been two known cases of such charges levelled by legal interns against judges of the Supreme Court, where enquiry report never came in public even though such charges were levelled not too late. One of the highly influential judges even managed a ban on media reporting of the case by presenting dozens of lawyers to defend him at the court. Chief Justice of India should take initiative for making an open enquiry against the judges.
Considering sensitivity and seriousness of the matter, the Supreme Court and the central government should fix some date whereby women may file complaints of past. Thereafter, such charges may be considered only in time bound period of the alleged sexual harassment.
– Subhash Chandra Agrawal
4) Tanushree Dutta’s attemp for a comeback to films?
Tanushree Dutta’s outburst against Nana Patekar of sexual harassment after 10 years of supposedly an incident happening according to her version holds no water except she trying to garner some cheap publicity. It raises certain questions about her than putting Nana Patekar to shame. Is Tanushree Dutta thinking of a comeback to films? Why is she opening her mouth after 10 long years?
Films are all about acting and this new controversy which Tanushree Dutta has now opened is all about dramatisation and looks ‘filmi’. Everybody had forgotten Tanushree long time back and this is her way of being recognised. Recognition should be through good work and not by putting others down. Even if what she says did happen, Tanushree should not have kept quiet for so long and now removing skeletons from the cupboard is not right. She should move on in life and not try to fuel a fire which has doused off a long time ago!
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)