Rahul in his latest interview has emphasized that the first priority would be to give representation to Women in Parliament. Similar determination has also been echoed by B.J.P. But the reality on this subject belies the promises made by both the parties.
Gandhi Circle, Jaipur, 13thNovember, 2017
To: Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Subject: 1. Arrest the policemen and so called Gau Rakshaks immediately in the case of the brutal murder of Umar Mohammed of Kaman Pahadi Bharatpur.
2. Withdraw the case of cow smuggling against Umar and his fellow travellers Tahir and others
Freedom of expression has been the core value which accompanied the struggle for India’s Independence. The British did attempt to stifle the voices of dissent but the freedom fighters did see this as a crucial mechanism of rooting democratic ethos in the society. At heavy cost the major leaders had to face the wrath of British colonialist powers for upholding the foundation of a democratic society through freedom of expression. The same values got enned in our Constitution, with various articles and clauses upholding it.
"Why are students not taught that before the Wright brothers, an Indian called Shivkar Bapuji Talpade was the first to invent the airplane? This person invented the plane eight years before the Wright brothers. Are our students taught these things in IITs or not? They should be," These are the gems from our MHRD minister, Satyapal Singh while speaking at an award ceremony.
Reverence and hero worship for Jawaharlal Nehru was normal not only with the older generation but with our generation as well. My father, Bhim Sen Sachar was a Congressman in 1937 he was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly. Nehru campaigned for my father in that election. Even though I was just 14, I got ample opportunity to have a close view of him at meetings and functions.