Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Adieu Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, India's smart diplomatic move and other stories!

It would be worthwhile to analyse the news from here and there. And let me do just that:-

 1. India Moves the International Court of Justice.

     On being denied consular access to the incarcerated Kulbhushan Jadhav, it was a smart diplomatic
     move by India when it roped in the ICJ to stay the execution of the officer. It's also hoped that
     'legal juridical procedure' will be followed because Pakistan, known for being a rogue state, does
     not follow diplomatic niceties and is always out to 'teach India a lesson'.

     What Pakistan and its army achieve from mindless torturing of an Indian, in its custody, beats me.
     Are they trying to have a symbolic feeling of having the upper hand over India by torturing and
     maiming an unarmed human being? Sadism needs to be curbed, at least, by the men in uniform
     and no amount of such mindless acts can remove the Pakistani army's unambiguous knowledge
     that it can never, ever win a war with India!

 2. Adieu Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz!    

     A young officer of the Indian Army, on leave to attend a family wedding, was abducted and shot
     dead by three terrorists in the Shopian district of south Kashmir. Commissioned into the Rajputana
     Rifles, five months ago, he was at his maternal uncle's house at Batopora when terrorists barged
     into the marriage ceremony and dragged him into the night around 2200 hrs, yesterday.

     His bullet ridden body - shot several times on the face and in the abdomen - was found this
     morning. It's my fond hope that the Indian Army catches those perpetrators at the earliest and
     teaches them the lesson that they shan't forget.

     Adieu Ummer Fayaz! My salute, tears and prayers. Here's wishing that your near and dear ones
     have the strength to tide over these extremely difficult times. And it's a promise, your death shall
     not go in vain!!

 3. Five Judges of Five faiths on Supreme Court Bench.

     A unique bench of five judges, belonging to five different faiths, will start hearing the final
     arguments on the Constitutional validity of 'triple talaq' mode of divorce practiced by the Muslim
     community, from tomorrow. Here are a few facts of this case:-

        (a) The title of the lead petition  -  Quest for Equality vs. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.
        (b) The case will be heard by:-
              (i) Chief Justice of India JS Kehar       (Sikh)
             (ii) Justice Kurien Joseph                      (Christian)
            (iii) Justice RF Nariman                         (Parsi)
            (iv) Justice U Lalit                                  (Hindu) and
             (v) Justice Abdul Nazeer                       (Muslim).

      It's my fervent hope that the judgement will ultimately lead to a uniform civil code in this



We're passing through momentous times, indeed!

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