1) Politicians should not speak on Ayodhya issue
It is an undeniable fact that the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya had always been a very controversial matter which has led the nation in the whirlpool of bloodshed and massacres. Once again the issue is being raised by the political parties including the ruling BJP. Everyone knows that it is up to the Apex Court to give a verdict in this regard on the basis of concrete evidence. So the question is that why the politicians raise the matter in public gatherings. We should wait for the verdict of the Supreme Court and everyone should respect that whether it would be in his favour or not. I request the Supreme Court to give strict directions to all the political parties and politicians not to utter about Ayodhya issue publicly, because it causes to create violence in the country and provoke people.
– MFU Tandvi
2) SC must review the verdict of Sabarimala
The protest against Supreme Court’s verdict allowing female devotees of menstrual age to offer prayers at the shrine does not seem to stay at an encampment. Every single passing day witnesses a fresh demonstration by the devotees of Ayyappa Lord. The verdict particularly when it relates to the religious matters must be given after a deep study and observation because sometimes it leads to hurt millions of people who belong to the concerning religion. Now the Apex Court should step up to review the verdict and to stop this storm of people who are continuously raising their voice against the verdict.
– FT Mulla
3) Should women be complaining of sexual abuse after accepting favours in return?
Should women who have accepted favours now be complaining of sexual abuse as new names are popping each hour in the ‘Me Too’ campaign where the list of sexual abusers is growing each day. Accepting bribe is a crime and so is paying. Same holds good in this sexual abuse awareness drive where some women have willingly allowed themselves to be sexually abused only because they had vested interest. Sexual abuse of any manner is a crime but such acts could have been avoided if the willingness to be abused for whatever reason was missing.
Forceful sexual acts on an innocent is a crime and those cases need to be given preference in trial courts than the ‘Me Too’ revelations which unfortunately has been turned into a publicity campaign or image destroyer in some cases. It has also become a ‘revenge campaign’ for many to settle old scores which is destroying the purpose of this awareness drive. The government should open a special cell where only genuine cases of forceful sex should be entertained so that genuine crimes are not buried under the hullabaloo of newspaper headlines!
4) Govt should not ignore farmers
Maharashtra government should not forget that the farmers are considered as the backbone of the Indian economy and play a very crucial role in the growth of the economy. It is a rough time for the farmers because the state is staring at severe drought but the current state government is paying no heed to the problems. Farmers have lost their crops as the returning monsoon failed completely in the state. In such a painful situation, the government should declare it a drought and work proactively. Really, if the government fails to declare a drought and all schemes related to drought, farmers will celebrate a black Diwali. I request the Maharashtra government to stand with farmers in such situation for their survival.
– Mohd Faheem
5) CBI – a matter of great concern
It is the matter of great concern that the premier investigative agency in the country Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is passing through the internal conflicts between the top officers. It is indeed an honour for the country to have such an agency which houses the country’s best investigative minds to solve the grievous cases and provide the leadership and direction in fighting corruption to the Police forces across the country. But, with deep sorrow and anguish, the agency is witnessing the ugly fight between its own officials who are blaming each other to be involved in such crimes. I request the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi to settle all the disputes between the officers. In another case, the institute will decline to the lowest of the low and will remain an untrustworthy agency among the people.
– Mohd Usmani
6) Kudos to Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, as ever, incredibly broke the world record of the fastest 10,000 One-Day International runs, needing only 205 innings to get to the mark. He surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved the feat in 259 innings. Kohli reached the milestone while batting on 81 during the second ODI against West Indies. Kohli is an inspiration for the modern generation in this very time to prove one’s capabilities on the basis of hardships, dedication and determination. I salute this outstanding legendary Indian batsman expecting that he will reach the peak of the success and will make the country proud in every aspect.
– Mohd Rahmani
7) Welcoming move of BJP govt
Eventually, the BJP government stepped up with a welcoming move to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to recommend measures to effectively implement the law against sexual harassment at the workplace and to strengthen the legal and institutional framework. This all is happening in response to the #MeToo campaign which has been turned now into a source of courage and power for women. The GoM is comprised on the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Road Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi. I expect, hopefully, that the group will bring some preventive measures in place to stop such harassment. I also request that the GoM must examine all the cases deeply, because there may be some false allegations to settle personal scores.
– MF Qasmi
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)