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IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 10, Her piece takes off from American poet Jack Spicer? The Kotla in Delhi too has made some improvements, The deadline has also been extended for admissions to entry-level classes in private schools under the EWS and disadvantaged group categories." ?? ?while the South agency has planned to operate six automated facilities. Farrukhabad, however, which amounted to Rs 82 lakh in one case and Rs 5 lakh in the second.I think she could break all the records, she said earlier this year (Raakesh is a principal correspondent based in New Delhi) raakeshnatraj expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mukul Mudgal | Published: October 11 2014 12:21 am Four of the six members of the judicial appointments commission (JAC) already stand identified: the chief justice of India (CJI) two of his seniormost colleagues and the Union law minister Related News The meaning of the word “eminent” used in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act 2014 acquires added significance in light of the fact that the bipartisan approval of the bill in Parliament now only needs affirmation from 15 state assemblies This appears to be a formality and indeed a foregone conclusion as the approval awaits only the convening of the legislative assemblies Thus any discussion of the faultlines in the act would now be an exercise in futility Four of the six members of the judicial appointments commission (JAC) already stand identified: the chief justice of India (CJI) two of his seniormost colleagues and the Union law minister So only two members under the category of “eminent persons” are required to be selected once the president gives his assent to the act The selection of the eminent persons is to be made by a committee comprising of the CJI the law minister and the leader of the opposition Consequently it would be appropriate to ensure that there is some clarity on the choice of the eminent persons and their qualifications for the job as the phrase “eminent” is too wide in scope and capable of being misused Eminence can be found in various walks of life such as literature music dance the fine arts public affairs administration science the natural sciences medicine media and governance Can an outstanding painter such as Jatin Das or dancer Birju Maharaj or a literary figure like Mahadevi Varma be the right choice Would some eminent musician such as Pandit Jasraj or Ustad Amjad Ali Khan be an apt choice Sachin Tendulkar or Bhaichung Bhutia’s excellence in sports does not qualify them for appointment to the commission Without there being the slightest doubt about the eminence of the aforesaid persons in their respective fields they cannot be the proper choice as they are not well versed in the processes of the judiciary Indeed eminent persons in the field of fine arts and sport are generally unaware of the nuances of the law If an eminent person from the above fields is selected he or she may be swayed by either the views of the judiciary or those of the executive and an independent assessment of the merit of the proposed appointee would not be possible thereby defeating the purpose of their presence In 2014(1)SCT255(SC) in TSR Subramanian and Ors vs Union of India and Ors the Supreme Court made the following observation: “As this authority would be performing the above mentioned crucial tasks it would be necessary to ensure its independence by giving it a statutory backing and stipulating that it should be headed by an eminent person with experience of public affairs to be appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha” (Explanation: where the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha has not been recognised as such the leader of the single-largest group in the opposition in the Lok Sabha shall be deemed to be the leader of the opposition) This judgment also settles the issue as to who the leader of the opposition envisaged by the act will be in the absence of an officially recognised holder of the post The eminence for selecting judges should emanate from the experience in the field of law public administration constitutional governance teaching of law or a media person dealing with legal affairs The examples that would justify the eminence could be a governor whose conduct in office has been beyond reproach and apolitical It could also be a former president or vice president whose tenure was non-controversial There are indeed some retired CJIs — who have devoted their retired life to public service and academics — who would be suitable It could also be a retired cabinet secretary of repute or a renowned vice chancellor aware of the law and legal processes The presence of the leader of the opposition in the process of selection would ensure that an eminent person of pronounced political linkages does not get selected While unanimity in the selection would be the ideal situation several past instances have shown stark differences of opinion between the ruling party and the opposition This is compounded by the fact that some if not many of the persons of eminence in the fields enumerated here do have a political slant Consequently the role of the chief justice in the process of selection becomes critical The chief justice must ensure that the selected eminent persons whose experience would benefit and enrich the selection process do not have such leanings and are beyond reproach The eminence and experience of the two persons in the eminent persons category could thus play a pivotal role in the event of a deadlock or disagreement in the selection committee The writer is a former chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mohan Rao | Published: August 3 2016 12:08 am Ms X had challenged the act arguing that the 20-week limit was unreasonable arbitrary and violated her right to life and equality Top News In an important judgment on July 25 a Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice J S Khehar and Justice Arun Mishra changed the legal landscape of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 The case in question pertains to a 20 year old woman Ms X who claims to have been raped by her fiancé who went back on his promise of marriage Twenty-four weeks pregnant with a deformed foetus she had challenged the 20-week cap on the period at which a medical termination of pregnancy could be performed as per the MTP act Ms X had challenged the act arguing that the 20-week limit was unreasonable arbitrary and violated her right to life and equality Continuing the pregnancy her lawyers argued portended “grave injury to her physical and mental health” Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued that if the mother’s life is in danger “there is no time limit for conducting an abortion If you have to save a life you need to cross the limit of 20 weeks” We are not told of her reasons for delaying seeking abortion The case however raises significant issues It is of course in sharp contrast to a case in Ireland in 2013 where a woman dentist of Indian origin who had an incomplete and natural abortion was denied medical intervention to complete it The medical establishment and the legal establishment watched her die of septicaemia It is ironic that barely a year later in a national referendum Ireland voted for legal sanction to same-sex marriage Denial of reproductive rights of women apparently goes hand-in-hand with rights for the LGBT community In India of course progressive moves towards reproductive rights for women are not matched with equally progressive moves towards decriminalising same-sex relationships But the relationship between reproductive rights and LGBT rights is equally complicated in the US In 2015 in Indiana a young unmarried woman Purvi Patel was jailed for 30 years for causing abortion and also bizarrely of causing the death of her “born-alive foetus” More and more states in the US are making abortion difficult with a large number of states mandating that a woman seeking an abortion be shown an ultrasound image of her foetus before she can decide to terminate her pregnancy Women have been jailed on suspicion of having induced a termination of pregnancy when their pregnancies have terminated naturally Indiana has a foeticide law; it does not have a law that criminalises abortion The law passed under the guise of protecting pregnant women from violence is now being used to punish pregnant women seeking abortion Thirty-eight US states have passed such foeticide laws In 2015 the US Supreme Court upheld under the right to religion the right of employers not to insure their employees for contraception Access to paid contraception for women is also under threat At the same time state after state in the US and country after country around the world legalises same-sex marriages with a host of celebrity couples endorsing this Ms X’s case in India also raises questions about the eugenic basis for permitting abortion This is in fact one of the clauses of the MTP act : A woman can seek abortion if the foetus she carries is not normal This was the reason cited in the Niketa Mehta case in 2008 when it was argued that she be permitted to abort her abnormal foetus as revealed by genetic tests that could be performed only after 20 weeks of pregnancy These genetic technologies to detect foetal abnormalities did not exist when the MTP Act was passed in 1971 The medical establishment argued that the 20 week limit seriously curbed parents’ choice to access these technologies It is no secret that the Mehta case got the support of the powerful and well-heeled reproductive health and tourism industry looking forward to a rush of such genetic testing The Bombay High Court did not allow abortion in the Niketa Mehta case arguing that the MTP Act did not permit it to do so Mehta subsequently had a still birth The recent Supreme Court judgment therefore promises precisely this bonanza for the industry In recent years of course the eugenic basis for abortion has been questioned by disability rights activists They came together with the Hindu right-wing anti-abortion lobby in the Chandigarh Nari Niketan case in 2012 challenging the Chandigarh High Court judgment to permit a mentally challenged young woman sexually abused in the Nari Niketan home to abort The Supreme Court overruled the high court and suggested that the young woman be permitted to give birth because she was otherwise healthy In this case the Supreme Court regrettably converted a woman into a birth-machine The child delivered was put up for adoption It must be borne in mind that — as scholars have argued — the MTP Act was passed not to enhance women’s rights but primarily for purposes of population control It is worth noting that there was hardly a voice of dissent then The lone voice of dissent was the then Shankaracharya of Puri a known RSS supporter who argued that Hindu women would disproportionately utilise abortion facilities thus contributing to the Muslim rates of population growth No one then took him seriously Today however when Hindutva is all powerful these are not voices in the wilderness There is an anti-abortion movement in India imitative of that in the US and women’s reproductive rights stand threatened here too Extending the date for abortion strengthens the armoury of these anti-abortion activists who will scream foeticide It also raises concerns among doctors who are for abortion but do not want the period extended lest they commit and be accused of foeticide Thus while the Supreme Court judgment has brought relief to Ms X it has also raised several disturbing questions The writer is professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health Jawaharlal Nehru University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: May 12 2017 10:44 am An e-rickshaw in Chandigarh Express Top News Residents want the Chandigarh transport department to introduce a colour code for the e-rickshaws on the lines of Agra This is one of the suggestions submitted by the residents to the transport department after the draft notification on the e-rickshaws was made public for inviting suggestions and objections from people A resident submitted that in the colour code the e-rickshaws of the city be green in colour with yellow rooftop as in Agra Also it was mentioned that Chandigarh may promote only Made In India e-rickshaws It was also said that the e-rickshaws should be VAT and registration fee-free in the city on the lines of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand At present there are more than 500 e-rickshaws operating in Chandigarh Most of them ply on V-3 roads and can be seen near Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake According to the new draft policy the e-rickshaws will only be allowed to ply on internal roads – V4 V5 and V6 roads Every e-rickshaw shall be affixed with a yellow colour reflective strip These vehicles shall be given contract carriage permits which will be renewed from time to time The name address and number of the permit holder shall be mentioned on the left side of the vehicle Also the administration has decided that the e-rickshaw drivers will have to obtain a driving licence as well and their police verification will be done by the local police The police have also suggested specific dimensions for the vehicle The number of passengers to be carried in e-rickshaw must not exceed the registered seating capacity of four passengers excluding the driver The load carried by e-cart should not exceed the permissible load mentioned on the registration certificate The vehicle must be equipped with a first-aid box and a fire extinguisher The helpline number 1073 of the Traffic Police Chandigarh shall also be displayed on both inside and outside the vehicle The driver shall wear uniform that will be grey in colour The name address and telephone number of the permit holder will be painted on the left side of the exterior body of the vehicle The Chandigarh administration has issued the draft notification for the e-rickshaw policy and invited objections from residents within 30 days before finalisation For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government will show no sympathy to those lynching people in the name of cow protection "Nobody has the right to take law in his hands And if somebody does he should be condemned arrested and prosecuted The government’s stand is very clear – nobody is allowed to do that" Jaitley said in the Rajya Sabha File image of Arun Jaitley PTI He was replying to a short duration discussion on the situation arising out of increasing incidents of lynching and atrocities on minorities and Dalits across the country ". there is no rationalisation no argument about hurting of sentiments can be an explanation for the crime" he said while adding that the Central government is absolutely committed on the issue and has already sent an advisory to the states He said Union home minister Rajnath Singh has already spoken on the matter with the state governments "Therefore the law will certainly take its course in these cases No amount of sympathy will be shown to these people The prime minister has spoken thrice on the issue" Jaitley said On the atrocities on Dalits Jaitley said oppression in the name of caste will not be tolerated and that stringent laws are in place to protect the Dalits "The way we have historically treated one section of our brethren is a black spot in our history We owe it to ourselves if not to them to reverse that process of history" the minister said He said he categorically assured the House on the government’s commitment on the issue "If such incidents where police is not acting is brought to our notice the (Central) government will not think twice before issuing advisory to the state concerned or even asking for report" the minister said However the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader said it was also not proper to "eulogise" cow slaughter He said it was under the Congress rule that most states in India enacted laws prohibiting cow slaughter in the 1950s Quoting Article 48 of the Indian Constitution that talks of prohibition of cow slaughter Jaitley said it was introduced by (Father of the Indian Constitution) Bhim Rao Ambedkar and not by Narendra Modi or Rajnath Singh In the Rajya Sabha Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir too said that the Narendra Modi government is neither anti-Dalit nor anti-Muslim as was alleged by the Opposition Published: December 2 2013 5:16 am Related News The voter list is a key factor in the electoral outcome Findings show nearly 20 per cent of names on Delhi voter lists may need to be deleted As Delhi gears up for the assembly electionattention across the country has clamoured around the string of polls on expected vote sharefunding of electionscriminal records of candidatesand even the omission of names from voter lists Howeverall of these aspects and the outcome itself fundamentally rest on one key X-factorwhich has not received any attention errors in the voter list The voter list is the key determinant in who gets to cast their vote on election dayand serious errors in these lists can have massive impact on outcomes As part of its Proper Urban Electoral (PURE) List maintenance initiativeover the past one and a half monthsJanaagraha has been conducting a systematic survey in Delhi Findings show that close to 20 per cent of names on Delhis voter lists have serious errors that require these names to be deletedbecause the voter has diedshifted or cannot be found In effectthese names are as good as phantom voters.

more than 23 lakh need to be removed. grew up in a world that is now part of Indian history and legend. In my opinion,he should set the Planning Commission the task of listing the public sector companies that have become bottomless pits for taxpayers? download Indian Express App ?

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