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Letters to the Editor: Sept 28, 2018

1) Thou shalt not commit adultery

Adultery is a horrible sin to commit, but it can actually be avoided, although many people in today’s society respond differently to it based on their religion and culture. When a person commits adultery, they fail to keep his/her commitment to their partner. When adultery happens, the trust is broken in the relationship and the other person feels deceived and betrayed.

When a man and a woman come together and bind themselves in a Holy Matrimony, two people become one. In marriage, two people come together before a priest or a pundit and under God with their partner, to recite promises also called as vows. In many religions such as Christianity, sex should be left only for marriage. Sex is an emotional experience that is for married people only to enjoy sexual pleasure together. Love and trust are sacred for the foundation of marriage.

In order to understand adultery, we must understand what it is and how does it start. Adultery is the breaking of marriage. In the Ten Commandments which were given to Prophet Moses by God, the seventh commandment states “Thou shalt not commit adultery”.  Marriage and adultery are choices to be put into consideration before putting it into action. Adultery isn’t always about sex. Adultery, in general, can be looking at someone with a lustful eye. Usually, in a marriage when a partner’s needs aren’t met, they look for someone else outside of marriage who can meet up to their expectations. It all starts with unmet need such as money, lack of intimacy or none at all.

Women are emotional beings who are likely to cheat their husbands once they find a man who is on the same emotional level with her.  Men, on the other hand, are likely to cheat their wives if they feel unappreciated and not valued at all.

Adultery can have very serious consequences once put into action. The act of cheating on your life partner can greatly increase unwanted pregnancies and you can have a greater chance of catching sexually transmitted diseases. There is a higher chance of once catching a sexually transmitted disease you can pass it on to your partner without them knowing it.

– Jubel D’Cruz


2) SC’s landmark judgements

The Supreme Court has handed down a few major landmark judgements in the last few days. These verdicts that have stirred the conscience of the legal luminaries and the laity as well has conscientiously urged upon the Parliament to enact laws to stop criminals from becoming lawmakers. It has upheld its 2006 ruling on SC/ST reservations in job promotions. Its verdict on Aadhaar is exemplary and puts the controversies to rest. Lastly, by agreeing to live stream the court’s proceedings, the Supreme Court has put the spotlight on the fact that all constitutional organs of India are accountable to the citizens of the country.

– Divyesh Chovatiya


3) Stop credit-taking game

I welcome the Supreme Court’s historical and landmark judgement on Aadhaar. A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar by a majority judgement. In its verdict, the court, by striking down section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, held it was not mandatory to link Aadhaar with private bodies like banks, schools, mobile companies; but maintained that it was mandatory for filing income tax returns. Trinamool Congress said that they had fought hard for striking down Section 57. Rahul claimed that the Congress was the pioneer of Aadhaar and it was an instrument of empowerment for Congress and blamed the BJP that it is a tool of oppression and surveillance for the BJP. However, the BJP sees it as a big victory for the Modi government, the pro-poor Modi government! I do not know when they will stop this credit-taking game and work for the cause of public.

– Q Qasmi


4) Welcoming verdict of the SC

It is welcoming verdict of Supreme Court to refuse to set up 7-judge bench to review its 2006 order on the SC/ST quota in job promotions. Though our Constitution has given quota to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (SC /ST) in jobs, but no need for the same quota for promotions. The promotion must be designed on the bases of distinguish qualities, besides all, it is also an undeniable fact that SC/ST are discriminated in every aspect on the bases of their caste. The Supreme Court should give some instructions in this regard to stop this unreasonable discrimination. Some well-qualified people do not get promotions because of belonging to the lower caste.

– Mohd Usmani


5) What about major errors on Aadhaar cards?

Supreme Court’s verdict on the Aadhaar on Wednesday is seen as a partial relief to the central government as the Apex Court has upheld the Aadhaar value as constitutionally while knocking down the previous order of the government on making it mandatory for opening a bank account, getting SIM connection, and school admission. However, the verdict is welcomed and appreciable but the fuss and knottiness are still vibrant concerning incorrect and inaccurate data or information on millions of Aadhaar cards. For instance, date of birth on an individual’s Aadhaar card as compared to his/her, Pan or Voter ID card, wrong spelling, wrong address misplaced /wrong father’s and mother’s name, all are the few of major errors. So the administration should put some measures to correct all such errors.

– Mohd Rahmani


6) The victory of justice

Once again the truth and justice met the victory when the self-styled godman Kaushalendra Prapannacharya alias Falahari Maharaj was convicted by a session court in Alwar for raping a 21-year-old girl. The court awarded him life imprisonment in the case and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Really such judgements increase our faith in our judiciary system. Also, it is a lesson for all those who believe in religious leaders blindly, especially women should take care to keep themselves away from such criminals babas and other religious leaders. I extend my thanks to the court to consider it seriously and give such a verdict that is based on justice and evidence.

– M.F.U.Tandvi


7) Questions remained unsolved

Finally, after a long wait, the honourable Supreme Court gave its verdict about the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card. However, the verdict ended the politics over this issue. To the Congress, Aadhaar was considered as an instrument of empowerment. But the questions yet remained unsolved about the millions of poor, illiterate, helpless people who have been deprived of the government scheme due to the faulty Aadhaar cards given to them. They are called fraud by the administration, they run from the door to the door of the administration’s corridor and break down at day end with no solutions for their problems.

– Mohd Faheem


(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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