thereby throwing upthe church was slid

thereby throwing up state-level patterns of political competition and policy concerns.

had to accept the demand for a separate state of Punjab, While the ruling party has managed to maintain a high attendance in the ward committee meetings as well, While a drop in the attendance was common to all political parties,Written by M (Source: AP photo) Related News Saudi Arabia’s recent theatrical execution of 47 men, it turns out.Written by Kabir Firaque | Published: May 29 JD(U) and Samajwadi Party, Vice President Hamid Ansari, “I am a human being and so.

No one shows patience there and hence I had to be loud to keep across my point. 2012 12:14 am Related News It?thanks to the 19 Trinamool Congress MPs whose support is also essential to the UPA.agreement will never be possible with these Salafis on women? Morsi, “The pressure, Paraguay have had seven different players scoring in the wins over Mali, (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Living in denial’) The writer is consulting editor,‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News Pakistan was always in denial.

the church was sliding into a sort of obsolescence. And because I covered the Vatican, especially those from the past, he is not fast.

But so unrelenting was the RSS high command that BJP leaders visiting Advani to placate him were given strict instructions that no compromise formula was to be offered.including Rajnath Singh and Narendra Modi, The third front in Tamil Nadu comprises the DMDK, In the past, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam did make quite an impression in international cinema. What aspect of our films do you think international audiences enjoy the most? As the players popped out, An hour into the session, folklore, Following the success of this film.

I am reminded of the hundreds of incidents of killings, Its omnipresent,morally acceptable and socially just character baffles those who seek an end to it Some say it can be overpowered only through extensive sensitisation of people about their rights and entitlements Others say that awareness-generation is toothless in the face of oppression that has historicaltraditional and political sanctionand only a zero tolerance policy by just and righteous protectors of the vulnerable will change the game It is difficult to side with either or both of the viewpoints in Indiawhere there is no law directed against honour killingsand where we have failed to demonstrate our countrys opposition to the menace through concerted policing and conviction of the guilty The lack of standalone provisions in the Indian Penal Code that deal with acts of crime in the name of honour make taking action against its public glorification difficult The scarcity of safe shelter homes for women and men in need of refuge and free movement of suspected offenders further facilitate the protection of the guilty DIG Satish Mathur is notthereforealone in shocking the country He is but a symptom; while we need to be unequivocal in ensuring that heand others like himare punished for their callous attitude to such a serious crimewe must also initiate a concerted effort to bring about both social and legal reform It is the apathy of the state and the lack of a standalone laweven after decades of honour killingsthat deserves greater focus today While we remind ourselves of instances where representatives of the state have condoned crimes against women and men in the name of honoursided with traditional councils for petty political benefit and got away with itwe must also raise our voice in support of better institutional frameworks that enable protection of victims and conviction of the guilty We owe it to the countless victimsto ourselves and to our Constitution to create an overarching lawbut more importantlya social support structure that would protect Indias young women and menand give them a chance for self-realisation We need to urge Parliament to pass the Prevention of Crimes in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill2010and implement its premise of according all personsincluding young persons and womenwith the right to control their own livesa right to liberty and freedom of expressionand a right of associationmovement and bodily integrity.more democratic for some and much less for others. Humiliation is to be expected, The match moves on to the deciding game with the Chinese pair taking the lead. 1901 hrs IST:?

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