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Lok Sabha to discuss ‘incidents of intolerance’ today

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New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is scheduled to discuss on Monday the “situation arising out of incidents of intolerance” in the country, an official statement said.

“A Motion of Notice given under rule 193 by P. Karunakaran (CPI-M) and K.C. Venugopal (Congress) in this regard has been listed in the business of the house for Monday,” the parliamentary affairs ministry said in a statement.

Rule 193 relates to the short duration discussion sought by a member desirous of raising a matter of urgent public importance.

The government has also proposed six bills — The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, The National Waterways Bill, The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, and The Factories (Amendment) Bills — for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha during the second week of the current winter session.

The Rajya Sabha will on Monday resume the discussion on ‘Commitment to the Constitution’ as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The debate began on Friday and remained inconclusive.

Legislative business proposed to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha during the second week includes The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, The Whistle Blower Protection (Amendment) Bill and The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill.

(IANS)

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BHU gender based bias:Another case adds to the saga

Restrictions on Wi-fi,Non veg only for females

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Lok Sabha discussed the alleged matter of restrictions in one of the leading universities in the nation-Banaras Hindu University.
It is to be noted here that the allegations were that the female students were facing certain restrictions in one of the central universities of the nation.
According to published reports, female students from the university alleged that they were not allowed access to free Wi-Fi in their rooms while there was no such restriction for male students.
The students also said they were not allowed to eat non-vegetarian food in the campus, make telephone calls after 10 p.m. and wear shorts to the mess.
Women were also not allowed to take part in protests, demonstrations or even political debates.

However,the government answered the Lok Sabha by stating that there were “no bans in BHU”
HRD minister,Mr. Prakash Javedkar himself asserted that there were no restrictions put on the female students.
“I have collected information from the BHU. There are no restrictions or discrimination there,” Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha in response to a supplementary question during the Question Hour.

Replying to the other questions raised by the Lok Sabha members,Javedkar agreed with the fact that Indian Educational institutions do not rank highly on the global scenario which is a cause of worry

“There is scope for improving the ranking internationally,” he said and added there is a possibility that the situation will improve as international faculties are coming to the Indian institutions.

Telling about the Modi government’s policies regarding education and to set some standards for evaluating the quality of eduction in the nation ,the minister stated that the government has launched the National Institutional Ranking Framework on September 29, 2015.

The NIRF ranks the institutions using data on five broad parameters: teaching learning resources, research and professional practice, outreach and inclusivity, graduation outcomes and perception, he said.
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A Hindu Woman held captive for 7 years due to affair with a Muslim Boyfriend in Delhi

The girl's mother reportedly threatened to commit suicide if she tried to escape, her father would thrash her for bringing dishonor to the family

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  • The 32 year-old female homeopath was found to be a hostage in a Delhi based Hindu family.
  • The girl’s family showed her videos from ‘love jihad’ claiming her boyfriend to be plotting against her
  • The girl while being inside the walls of her house attempted a failed suicide
India has always been known as a country inhabiting various cultures, traditions and religions. As Nehru claimed, the country showcases “Unity in diversity”. However, when it comes to religious tolerance the land has failed to show up when an incident of inter-religious correspondence comes forth.
The news published in The Hindu stated that a 32 year-old female homeopath was found to be a hostage in a Delhi based Hindu family. She was 25 years-old and at the time of the most important phase of her life, her entering into the institution of marriage, she was hosted by her family for being acknowledged in an affair with a Muslim boy by her family.

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She was refused any kind of socialization with no access to internet or telephones. She remained locked inside the four walls of her house since 2009. Her coming out is no miracle, nor it is an outcome of the fact that her parents have realized their mistake. In the absence of her mother, she called the women’s helpline number 181 to seek help and was thus “imprisoned” by the team.
“Her mother reportedly threatened to commit suicide if she tried to escape, her father would thrash her and her family members even threatened to kill her for bringing dishonor to the family,” according to the Hindu report.

pd_domestic_violence_080207_msIt seems one of the most disturbing incidents in an age when the protests for freedom of speech and equality surround the city with the famous universities. One finds the city as epicenter for the celebrations of the “International Women’s Day”, however, the reach of this freedom where all women can exercise their needs seems to lack in a society which apparently discusses the movements like Save Girl Child and educate her.

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The girl while being inside the walls of her house attempted a failed suicide being saved by the family members. The DCW reported, the words she uttered at first were: ‘please rescue me’. Further, the girl also disclosed how her family would show her videos from ‘love jihad’ claiming her boyfriend to be plotting against her.
She didn’t take any action against her parents and even didn’t ask for any hold against her boyfriend if he had moved on.  She is under the protection of DCW in their shelter and is happy to be rescued from the life as bad as in a prison.

 

-prepared by Megha Sharma, a freelance contributor at NewsGram. Twitter: @meghash06510344

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Lom Harsh’s ‘Yeh Hai India’ to touch upon many issues including JNU and intolerance

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Mumbai: Director Lom Harsh is coming up with a patriotic drama- “Yeh Hai India”, which will addresses numerous issues before the country. The film would offer solutions to them in an entertaining manner and will also address issues like the JNU row and ‘intolerance’.

“It is depressing that our country is facing issues like what we recently witnessed at the JNU, and also the previous one, related to the intolerance debate.

“But the fact of the matter is that there is a deadlock on both these issues – that’s the story of most of the issues that take place in India, the media first hypes it, the government gets blamed, opposition parties attack it, and when the news gets stale, the media stops covering it and the matter is forgotten by the country, without anybody offering any solution.” he said.

“Even our films which address various topics, never offer solutions and even if they do, they’re unrealistic and cinematic,” he said, adding their film addresses these issues as well as others like poverty, gender bias, unemployment and other issues while also suggesting remedies to solve them.

“Not just issues, we are also highlighting the mammoth achievements and treasures of the country. And we are not giving any ‘gyan’, all this will be depicted in an entertaining and commercial manner while also inspiring the audiences,” he added.

“Yeh Hai India” stars Gavie Chahal, Deana Uppal, Ashutosh Kaushik, Antara Banerjee, Mogan Agashe, Mohan Joshi among others and is produced by Sandeep Choudhary under the banner of DLB Films Pvt Ltd. (IANS)