SC ORDERS SPECIAL COURTS FOR CRIMINAL POLITICIANS
The Supreme Court of India has taken a firm step against tainted political leaders. The court has directed the central and state governments to form special courts to clear the pending cases against them in one year. The court asked how many cases had been cleared out of 1581 tainted members of the Parliament and State Assemblies who fought elections till 2014? How many fresh cases have been registered? The court directed the government to reply to this within six weeks.
What the government is expected to reply? In our country, the Parliamment and State Assemblies have the power to constitute and run a government. When its one-fourth members are with criminal background then what the government can do? Many more are roaming free out of the area of the courts and law of the land. Which government has dared to tackle them till now? When they were caught, they escaped by getting bail. They, one after another, go to higher court and the final verdict is not given even by the time they pass away.
This is why, the punishment for politicians must be stringent and for a long time. Why it should be? Because, the status of politicians is much more higher than that of general people. If they are punished harshly, the fear factor will be strong enough to create an impact among public also.
When convicted, they should be immediately removed accordingly from the position of power (July 2013 judgement). If they want to go for an appeal or bail, they can go. The Election Commision and Supreme Court both want to debar the politicians to contest any election for lifetime, if convicted of a crime.
MURDER OF PRADYUMAN: SOME QUESTIONS
The new facts which have surfaced about the murder of a boy in Gurgaon’s Ryan School are heart- rending. For the murder of the student Pradyuman the school bus conductor Ashok Kumar was arrested. Haryana Police had made him confess to the crime after torturing him physically.
On the plea of Praduyman father when the matter was entrusted to the CBI it was reveated that the school’s senior student had murdered Pradyuman. The same student had first informed the school authorities about the corpse of Pradyuman ( CCTV frotaye and recovery of Knife led to the real criminal one whole incident is so weird that it raises serious question on police administration, judiciary, journalism, and education system. The father of the alleged murder says that if his son had committed the crime with knife there should have been blood stains on his shirt. Nobody noticed blood stains in the school nor at home. Is CBI’S investigation baseless?
The motive of the crime is said to be strange. It is said that the culprit was weak in studies and wanted that day’s examination to be postponed. Any one else could have been in Pradyuman’s place. The alleged criminal admitted the fact. Let us see what does the court do. What torture the bus conductor must have gone through in the jail! The question is what kind of culture is taking roots in these public schools. Is passing examination is such a big issue that some one would be murdered for it? Extorting heavy fees from parents, mounting tension in students and hypocritical lifestyle also cause such types of heinous incidents.
FILM PADMAVATI: INVERTED DREAM
At many places demonstrations against the movie Padmavati are being staged and statements made. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is lucky that his film is being seen on front pages of newspapers and TV channels. He would have not got so much publicity even if he had spent ` 100 crore. But the question is, what is objectionable in this film. Some Rajput organisations are raising objections against the film. In other words they are dressing a valiant queen in a casteist controversy. Does it mean that only Rajputs have the right to be proud of Padmavati?
It should be clear to everyone that insult to Padmavati is insult of every Indian. If some people want to stop the insult it is right. But how did they know that there are certain objectionable scenes in the film? Those who are raising the objections have they seen the film? Why are they protesting without watching seen the film? The film has not been released yet. This question has been asked by Allahabad High Court and the apex court. The film has been not yet put before the Censor Board. Even if the film is passed there is recourse to the Appeal Board. The film ‘PK’ was also the target of protest. Those protesting against the film had not even seen the film. I had seen the film and said that the film had raised voice against hypocrisy. I discussed the film with the people raising objections. The controversy subsided.
There are three objections being raised without viewing the film Padmavati. The first one is that Padmavati has performed Ghoomar dance which Rajput queens don’t do. Moreover, this film is made in 21st century and not the 14th. In another petition, there is an allegation that the film support sati tradition.
Those who have filed the appeal should be asked the following question. Does Mahabharat support gambling and the disrobement of queen Draupadi?
The third objection is that Alauddin Khilji is has shown dreaming about Padmavati. This is baseless allegation. It might be otherwise. Is it not possible that Padmavati had been invaching Alauddin’s dream and the protesters had saw inverted scene about the dream.