Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I, quite, like these trends(2).

1. The Court Takes Notice.

    A group of journalists, agitated over the court's observations over casual attire sported by some
    among them, boycotted the proceedings.

    The Bombay High Court voiced its displeasure over journalists covering court proceedings
    attired in jeans and T-shirts asking if it was 'Bombay culture'. The observation was made by
    Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice GS Kulkarni when they were hearing a petition
    challenging doctors abstaining from work. On seeing a journalist from a national newspaper
    wearing the attire, the court inquired as to whether there was any dress code for them.

    An interesting observation during these days when there's an increasing tendency to question
    traditions and customs in the name of practicality and 'changing' with the times! Decorum
    and dress etiquette must be followed at all times, there can't be a dilution or an exception.

2. A Minor Shows The Way.

    Resisting parental pressure to get married, a minor tribal girl walked 12 km from her remote
    village in Purulia to the local police station to prevent the wedding decided by her parents.

    For a month and a half, Namitha(16) had pleaded with her father, Dinesh and mother, Kangsha
    to allow her to continue studying in class IX at Gopalnagar High School near Nirbhaipur village.
    Dinesh is a poor farmer with a small plot, who supports his family by tilling other farmers' lands
    and Kangsha is a housewife. They weren't willing to listen to their daughter's pleas, chose Kenda,
    a youth from Punuru village, as the groom and had invited him and his parents to see the girl
    to fix the wedding date, when Namitha had fled to the police station. The Officer-in-charge and the
    BDO, then, summoned the girl's parents and prevented the 'wedding preparations' through timely

    Well done Namitha. May there be many more like you to cast away wrong social practices
    taking place in the country!

3. Remission Plan for Prisoners Put on Hold.

    The Kerala government had recommended remissions in the sentences of about 1,850 odd
    prisoners languishing in the state's prisons under the garb of the 'Kerala Piravi' celebrations. 

    Though granting remissions to prisoners - on the basis of their good conduct in jail - during
    occasions is a practice that's being followed since times immemorial, this time's list has a twist.
    The list includes the men involved in TP Chandrasekharan's murder, the boorish Mohammed
    Nisham and a few others who aren't simply qualified because of the crimes they'd committed
    and the consequent sentences they've to serve within the confines of the jail. It must also be
    remembered that the Governor had sent back the list to the government, with queries earlier
    and refused to grant assent.

    Kudos to PD Joseph of Thrissur for his timely action and guts to file the petition questioning
    the government's move! 


Is this the resurgent India that the Prime Minister was talking about over and above the quiet transformation that's taking place towards a digital India?  


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