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Singh Administration hijacked by Women Organisations

Posted on: November 12, 2009

Even though we have celebrated over 60 independence days as a democratic nation it has become imperative to address some of the key elements of ‘Democracy’ for our honorable parliamentarians. Instead of using stereotypical “For the people by the people bla bla bla” let me borrow simple and straight forward definitions from Stanford University, which says democracy is

1. A political system for choosing and replacing the Govt through free and fair elections.
2. The active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life.
3. Protection of the human rights of all citizens.
4. A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens.

I’m intentionally ignoring the first two points in order to keep it short and to come to the core of this article before making you bored. Ever since the division of India we have seen militants of various forms taking away lot of innocent lives; on top of that the declaration of emergency had literally made Police a horrendously vicious department of ‘militants’ in khakis. But after a while state of emergency got withdrawn, Constitution was said to be restored but did the Police change?

Commissions after commissions were formed to refine Police but all of those commission reports are kept absolutely safe in the Govt shelves, waiting for implementation. One of those reports is 30 years old as of 2009! Fact of the matter is we are still following British Colonial police Act, 1861 or Acts which are heavily based on it.

What made me remind all these to our honorable parliamentarians is the letter which Ministry of Home Affairs send on 2009 October 13th, to all the State governments, Chief Secretaries, DGPs of all states and the Administrations of the Union Territories advising them that arrest for an alleged offence under Section 498A should be the “last resort,” not the first step.

As we all know how much our police department is obliged to obey a mere letter where they have never learned to respect the law itself and various court orders. Supreme Court of India had already ruled the same concept of arrests way back in 1994, not just for offenses that come under a particular section of penal code. Seems like Ministry of Home Affairs is trying to dilute the court order by downsizing the scope only to IPC section 498a.

Another point which needs the highest degree of concerns of all the citizens in the world’s largest democratic nation is the reason that Ministry of home affairs gave for not repealing the most misused section that Indian Penal Code has ever seen;

“Opposition from women organistions”!!!

It is evident from the letter that Govt of India has acknowledged the grave issue but at the same time admitting that Govt is dysfunctional.

Now the question what remains is “Are we ruled by Women organisations or did they hijack the Government of India”?


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