RAPE, JUSTICE AND REHABILITATION
The Supreme Court of India reprimanded all the states over poor rehabilitation of rape victims in India. After the gruesome rape incident of Nirbhaya on 16 December 2012, the centre had established ` 1000 crore Nirbhaya Fund for rape victims across the states. The amount was sanctioned for the sole purpose of rape victims’ welfare and rehabilitation. But after five years, 24 states have not filed any record of spending from the fund for the mentioned purpose. Even union territories have not furnished any data on this yet. Madhya Pradesh, which had received a big chunk of amount from the fund, spent a meagre six thousand to six and half thousand rupees among 1951 rape victims in the state.
Supreme Court asked the Madhya Pradesh government what was the state government giving the rape victims alms rather providing them a rehabilitation amount? The honourable judges are right in their position to say this. But, the practicality to implement this scheme in totality is not simple. If the amount is given in one or five lakh rupees, the number of false rape charges may spurt drastically. But the present amount of five to seven thousand rupees is too not adequate at all. The centre and state government should chalk out a solution on this and come up with a proper plan.
More than 500 diseased, mentally ill and abandoned elderly people and women – victims of rape live at Sewadham Ashram in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Around 50 abandoned women left after the stigma and agony of rape, are living in this ashram. Thousands of rupees are spent for their rehabilitation every month. The children born after rape incident too live with their mothers. The ashram is run by Sudheer Goyal. He is called “Father Teresa” there. The organisation is run solely on the donations given by the people of different professions knowing to the organisation very well. The government too sends rape victims to this ashram but no government pays a single penny to this ashram. The CMS should visit to Sewadham Ashram as a pilgrimage and Nirbhaya Fund should be used for the very purpose.
MODI AND RAHUL: BOTH CORRECT
In the history of Indian parliament proceedings, no previous Prime Minister has bashed Congress as harshly as the present PM Narendra Modi did in the last budget session proceeding. The reason for this is that all the previous non- Congress PMS, except Vajpayee, were basically from Congress – Morarji Desai, Charan Singh, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Chandrashekhar, Devegowda, Gujaral, etc. Vajpayee too was an admirer of the personality of JL Nehru and Indira Gandhi and he hadn’t taken Congress harshly as the present BJP leader Modi takes.
Modi told, it is the Congress who is responsible for the long- time rooted problems, like division of India, nepotism in politics, emergency, unemployment, corruption, economic inequality, Kashmir- problem, killing of Sikhs and disregard to Sardar Patel, etc. He said Gandhiji too wanted to dismantle the Congress party after the independence. He opposed to give credit to the Congress for democracy in India and said the system of democracy in India is thousands of years old. The ancient period Lichhwi Republic and Buddhist monasteries had already a democratic system in India. He asked if Sardar Patel would have been the Prime Minister, the present Kashmir inferno wouldn’t have arisen! Actually, Sardar Patel even cautioned Nehru on Tibet also, which wasn’t mentioned by Modi though.
On the other side, Rahul Gandhi and Ahmed Patel too were not lesser to Modi in bashing their opponent. Rahul told Modi to shun away from old rhetoric and clarify how the debt amount on the banks, which was ` 52 Lakh Crore in the previous government – has come up to huge ` 73 Lakh Crore in just 3 years? How the cost of Rafale fighter aircrafts, which was ` 526 crore in the previous government has now been paid ` 1570 crore by the present government?
This government is playing on the tune of a few powerful businessmen. Why the government doesn’t clarify on Rafale deal? Lakhs of youths are becoming unemployed every month. By the way, demonetisation and GST have been launched, hundreds of people died. No black money unearthed yet, but traders and consumers are being harassed in the new system of taxation.
The infiltration is still being executed by Pakistan and Modi is becoming happy over surgical strike. Rahul Gandhi said Modi has chosen to criticise Congress as his prime duty but he is absent of his state-duty, what is the most important. He is not carrying his duty tactfully. He is okay to talk “Mann Ki Baat” but let the serious talk for works takes place in the parliament.
NIRAV MODI: THE LESS SAID, THE BETTER
However, “If you put money in the bank Nirav Modi takes it. If you put money in cricket, Lalit Modi takes it. If you keep money at home, Narendera Modi takes it #PNB.” – Rao Gopal.