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Smriti Irani: HU suicide case is being misrepresented

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New Delhi: Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Smriti Irani said the Hyderabad University suicide case was misrepresented as suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula, was not a “Dalit versus non-Dalit issue” and there was a “malicious attempt to project it as a caste battle.”

“There has been a malicious attempt to project the issue as a caste battle. The truth is that it is not,” the Minister said at a press conference.

HRD Minister said the case was being “misrepresented” and that she was compelled to clear the air on it.

“I am here to clear certain misrepresentation of facts on the suicide of Rohith,” she said.

“It’s not a Dalit versus non-Dalit confrontation,” the minister said, adding that there have been media debates suggesting that Rohith mentioned the names of people and organisations who forced him to commit suicide.

She showed a letter to the media, saying it was the only document the state police got while investigating the case.

She also read out a few lines from the letter, suggesting that there was not the case as was being alleged.

BJP is under pressure for the involvement in the student politics and subsequent death of a student. Opposition slammed the government for the incident.(IANS)

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Union Minister Smriti Irani Gives Shout-Out To Upcoming Film “Thappad”, Says “Its Not Ok To Hit Women”

The film also features Pavail Gulati, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul. It is slated to release on February 28

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Smriti Irani on Sunday took to Instagram, where she shared the trailer of the film, directed by Anubhav Sinha. IANS

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has given a shout-out to Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming film “Thappad” and said that it is not ok to hit a woman not even one slap.

Irani on Sunday took to Instagram, where she shared the trailer of the film, directed by Anubhav Sinha.

The politician wrote alongside the video: “How many have heard “aurat ko hi adjust karna padta hai…” How many think “ki maar pitai sirf gareeb auraton ke hi pati karte hai…” How many believe “ki educated aadmi kabhi haath nahi uthata…” How many tell their girls their daughter in laws “koi baat nahi beta aisa to humare saath bhi hua lekin dekho aaj kitne khush hai…”

“I might not support the political ideology of the director or may disagree with some actors on some issues but this is a story that I will definitely watch and hope people watch it with their families. It’s not ok to hit a woman… not even a slap… not even JUST one slap.”

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Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has given a shout-out to Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming film “Thappad” and said that it is not ok to hit a woman not even one slap. IANS

“Thappad” takes a serious look at the issue of domestic violence, with particular focus on how violent behaviour is ground for divorce, irrespective of the number of times it happens. Simply put, even if it is just one slap, it counts as domestic violence.

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The film also features Pavail Gulati, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul. It is slated to release on February 28. (Bollywood Country)