Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Dec 2017 12:15:38











THE remark made by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan that human rights are for humans and not for demons, while participating in a debate on Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged below 12 years, which was passed by the Assembly, reflects the sentiments of the countrymen. The lawmakers in Madhya Pradesh deserve a pat for passing the Bill, introduced in the wake of rise in heinous crime against women. It is disgusting that perverts are increasingly targeting innocent girls to satisfy their lust. Often, the girls are lured by their relatives or acquaintances who take disadvantage of the trust of the victim’s parents in them. By raping girls at tender age, the culprits ruin the entire life of the victim. Many times, the victims are not aware of what was being done to them and become pregnant, posing a risk to their lives. Such perverts deserve no mercy but only death. Unless the guilty are sent to gallows, there won’t be any fear of law in the minds of perverts indulging in such crimes. It’s time rest of the States emulate MP on this.


IT IS A BLOW for national capital Delhi’s reputation as an international city. The spectacle of members of Sri Lankan cricket team wearing masks, complaining about air quality of the city, makes for a very, very poor advertisement. Things have gone so bad in Delhi due to air pollution that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been forced to think about putting Delhi on its scheduling calendar for future international fixtures. Nothing can be more ironic that things should have gone to such a pass that foreign players should display their disgust over the prevailing air quality by wearing masks while playing at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground. Other visiting foreign teams are bound to raise the heckles over air quality of Delhi and would refuse to play in the city. The BCCI authorities can do hardly anything in such condition but to skip Delhi as a future venue for bilateral and multilateral schedules. The situation would worsen further with winter spreading a thick blanket of fog over the city, adding to the woes of the players. This is indeed a situation of helplessness.