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Justice Verma Committee Report: Recommending action or giving Gyan

24 Jan

Verma Committee report after Delhi Gang Rape

Justice J. S. Verma (centre) with Justice Leila Seth (left) and Gopal Subramaniam

Justice Verma committee, a three member committee headed by Justice JS Verma(former chief justice of India) was formed after the brutal gang rape of a 23 year old women in Delhi to suggest the amendments to laws relating to crime against women. The committee after its formation had issued a notice seeking suggestions from the public by email or fax, the deadline of submitting such suggestions was set to 5th January 2013.The committee was given a deadline of 30 days to submit their report, a 631-page report was finalized in 29 days and was submitted on January 23, 2013 to the home ministry of India.

According to Mr. Verma, the committee received 80,000 suggestions from Indians, women activists and students from all over the world. Now coming to the point of how effective the Verma committee report is, first of all does it sound real that it took only 29 days to review 80,000 suggestions and come up with a final 631-page report. Surely Mr Verma a 79 year old and the other two members in the committee, Leila Seth-82 years and Gopal Subramaniam-54 years must have worked like super computers to have come up with 631-page report in just 29 days to challenge the current weak laws pertaining to crime against women in India. The Verma Committee, which was constituted by the Indian government, a move to calm down the Indian police and rape victims in India cartoonprotesters on the streets, has again failed to address one basic problem which is amending the current laws on crime against women to an extent that no Tom, Dick or Harry on the streets of India even dare to think about committing any type of crime against women. The Verma committee suggestions are more like gyan or best practices or a roadmap which in some form are already part of the current judicial system. The Verma committee in their report have only suggested and preached the obvious things which we all agree to and no major steps have been taken to create a state of fear in the mind of criminals or future criminals.

Here are key highlights of the report:

No alteration of the legally defined age of juvenile from 18 to 16 years.
- A key demand by Indians after one of the accused involved in the Delhi gang-rape was found to be below 18 years.

Whoever commits the offence of rape shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term not less than seven years but may extend to imprisonment for life.
- Why not death sentence?

Gang-rape will entail a punishment of not less than 20 years, which also may extend to life.
- Why not death sentence?

Gang-rape followed by death shall be punished with life imprisonment.
- Why not death sentence?

MPs facing criminal charges should vacate their seats to honor the Parliament.
- Why not they be barred from politics completely?

Acid attacks would be punished by up to seven years.
- Just seven years for spoiling someone’s life?

A separate Bill of Rights for women that entitles a woman a life of dignity and security.
- Verma Committee’s gyan.

Punishment for causing death or a persistent vegetative state shall be given rigorous imprisonment for a term not less than 20 years but may be for life also.
- Why not death sentence?

Establish a new constitutional authority similar to CAG for education and non-discrimination of women and children for proper audit of laws.
- Creating another category of police, will it help?

Increase the strength of judges without affecting the quality.
- Whole India knows this since long, nothing new.

Implement police reforms for better autonomy and functioning of the police force.
- Whole India knows this since long, nothing new.

Government must tackle trafficking of children and maintain data on the same.
- Shame on Indian Government/Police if it’s currently not happening.

Make sure that law enforcement agencies do not become tools at the hands of political masters.
- Whole India knows this since long, nothing new.

Bring transparency and accountability to the functioning of all institutions of governance.
- Whole India knows this since long, nothing new.

The ambiguity on who is responsible for the law and order issues in Delhi should be removed with an immediate effect.
- Delhi state government vs. central government issue, a long known fact to fool Delhi people.

All marriages should be registered. Magistrate should ensure that no dowry is taken.
- Verma Committee’s gyan.

Any officer who fails to report a case of rape or delays the same should be punished.
- Shame on Indian Government/Police if it’s currently not happening.

The committee has framed a protocol for medical examination of rape victim. The same should be followed.
- Addresses how to handle a rape case rather than preventing rape.

Sexual violence against women perpetrated by armed forces should be brought under the purview of ordinary law.
- Shame on Indian Government/Police if it’s currently not happening.

Will Verma Committee suggestions help prevent crime against women in India?

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Bigg Boss Season 6 winner: Urvashi’s 50 lakh Vs. Imam’s millions hearts

13 Jan

Salman Khan Announces Bigg Boss 6 winner

Bigg Boss 6 winner – Urvashi Dholakia

Finally the winner of Bigg Boss Season 6 has been announced; surprisingly Urvashi Dholakia goes home with Rs50 lakh and the Big Boss trophy. It really makes us wonder if the winner is actually decided using votes of people or by the Bigg Boss team. Sometimes you feel that the decision is based on the voting but blessed by the final verdict of celebrity host Salman Khan. It’s kind of funny to see that the voting lines of the Bigg Boss were open till Saturday, but the Grand Finale in which the winner was announced, actually took place on Friday. If we go by the people’s choice, without any question Imam is the true winner.  You ask any person following the show from Day 1, he/she will only say Imam. A lot have been said, especially by Urvashi about Imam not respecting women, ill-mannered etc. etc., but the audience who have seen the show from Day 1, whole heartedly support Imam. Imam’s popularity is quite evident, be it Facebook, Twitter or any article on Bigg Boss, Imams supporters have spoken everywhere in huge numbers.

Bigg Boss contestants in water except Urvashi

Bigg Boss contestants in water except Urvashi

Imam’s greatest drawback was he being too straight forward and not being politically correct at times. There were moments where Imam went to the extent of opening his mouth against biggest boss Salman Khan, which might have gone against him in the final decision. One great quality of Imam which everyone lacked in the hose was not talking about anyone behind their back, he was a kind of person who used to play silly pranks, but was never part of any housemate gossips. Bigg Boss winner’s decision was quite evident in the penultimate show when all the contestants except Urvashi were forced to enter into the cold water of the swimming pool. The audience who followed the show completely should agree that Salman’s soft corner for Urvashi was quite evident in his Friday’s appearances on the show.

So what makes Urvashi the final winner remains a big mystery, but one thing is sure it’s not just the votes which decides the winner. Urvashi definitely has won Rs 50 lakhs but undoubtedly Imam has won millions of fans all over the world.

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Bigg Boss Season 6 Winner-Imam, Niketan, Rajeev, Sana or Urvashi: Will India pick the best one?

10 Jan

With Bigg Boss finale few days away, a lot have been speculated about the winner of the Season 6. Bigg Boss is no doubt an adult show, but apart from all the negativity to attract the viewers it also does a good job of teaching some unknown qualities of life which everyone possess. How to manipulate emotions in everyday life is probably the best lesson to be taken away from the show. Compared to previous seasons this year’s show was by far the most decent one, Gandhiji’s monkeys installed in the garden area of the house was a clear indication from the producers of the show that this time they were very serious about axing the abusive language used so frequently in the previous seasons. Now the time has come to announce the winner in few days, as an intelligent viewer it’s our duty to promote the genuine person out there in the house and like in previous seasons we are sure that people will again select the best person from the lot.


Imam Siddiqui - Bigg Boss Season 6 finalist winnerImam Siddiqui entered the house on Day 42 and during his initial days was the most hated house mate on the show. He was even evicted out for his misbehaviour on Day 44 and was again brought back in on Day 52, since then he has been very much part of the show and has gathered much fan following to a point that he is now considered as the best person to win the show. The biggest quality of Imam is that he is down to earth, very straight forward, doesn’t talk about anyone behind their back( like other house mates) and loves to entertain the viewers with his stupid and mischievous actions. He surely has his own set of issues like everyone but underneath seems to be a person with a very nice heart.


Niketan Madhok - Bigg Boss Season 6 winner finalistNiketan Madhok has been the part of the show from Day 1; probably the biggest factor to have kept him in the game so far is his friendship with Urvashi. He seems to be a manipulative person who changes his game as the situation demands. Niketan has really high hopes to win the show as he seems to be going thru a financial crisis in his personal life, which he revealed on the show. On the show he tries his best to stay away from the controversies, he has this good ability to act according to the situation and keeps his cool during the tough times. On the show, so far he hasn’t done anything to entertain the users but has surely used his smartness to manipulate the people and situations to his favour.


Rajeev Paul - Bigg Boss Season 6 winner finalistRajeev Paul’s entry in the house has been mainly because of his ex-wife Delnaz  being part of the show. Bigg Boss probably for the sake of making the show interesting invited both Rajiv and his ex-wife for the season. Rajiv initially tried his best to impress Delnaz, but it was quite evident that the effort to get close to Delnaz was to stay in the game than to actually reconcile. He has got close to a young house mate Sana Khan whom he regards as a very good friend. Rajeev has been very vocal on the show and has been part of many verbal arguments with Imam. He has been not so popular among the other house mates and the viewers of India, but definitely has played the game smartly to be part of final list of contestants.


Sana Khan - Bigg Boss Season 6 winner finalistSana Khan is a very pretty young contestant who lacks the smartness to identify good people around her. Sana’s biggest hurdle to win the show is her closeness with Rajeev. She has been a good entertainer, a great dancer who has given her best in the show. She seems to be a good person with a fluctuating mind-set. Sana has been manipulated by other house mates many a times for their advantage. She is young and without a doubt lacks the smartness required to win the show.


Urvashi Dholakia - Bigg Boss Season 6 winner finalistUrvashi Dholakia is the most mature contestant on the show; she is very smart and very well knows which card to play at what time. She is the one who can be friend to an enemy if the situation demands. At times she had been very vocal on the show and has shown her aggression on various people and things in the house. She is also considered as one of the strong contenders for the title, but her last week’s actions against Imam and others will surely go against her. She seems to be a very arrogant person who cannot be friend to anyone without a reason.


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Bigg Boss Season 6 – Promoting negative character(istic)s?

22 Nov

Let’s start by saying that Bigg Boss is an adult reality show and airing it at 9:00 PM on a national channel should definitely be not allowed.  This year it is slightly better as the house mates are not indulging themselves into abusive arguments.

Our advice to the Bigg Boss is not to get rural and orthodox people involved in the show just to increase their TRP (Television Rating Point). Yes we are going to talk about Sampat Pal Devi and Imam Siddiqui, both of them are out of the show. Sampat Devi known as Mataji left the house based on viewers voting while Imam was thrown out of the house for his violent and indecent behaviour.

Sampat Pal Devi

Gulabi Gang founder - Sampat Pal DeviSampat Pal Devi is the Founder/Leader of Gulabi Gang which is a group of rural women in pink saris, wielding bamboo sticks in pursuit of justice. She was born in 1958 in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, Sampat Pal Devi was the daughter of a poor shepherd. In early childhood she tended the goats and cattle but yearned to go to school. She taught herself to read and write, learning from her brothers who went to school. Seeing her enthusiasm for education, one of her uncles took the initiative to enroll her in school. After having studied up to the fourth standard, she was taken out of school and married off to an ice-cream vendor at the tender age of twelve. At 15 she became a mother and went on to raise five children in the next few years. She worked as a government health worker but resigned her job later to become a social crusader.

In 2006 she started a society called the Gulabi Gang with a group of women from her village to fight various forms of social injustice. This developed into an organized women’s movement with tens of thousands of members spread over several districts in Uttar Pradesh. The women members wear pink saris and arm themselves with bamboo sticks, which they use whenever they come up against violent resistance. The group, which the Indian media portray positively, was reported to have 20,000 members as of 2008, as well as a chapter in Paris, France. A movie, Gulab Gang, starring Madhuri Dixit in the leading role, is to be released on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2013.

Out of all house mates Sampat Devi was the least literate and probably would have never seen the Big Boss kind of crowd in her life, also none of the Bigg Boss mates would have gone through the hardships of life as her. Considering her background we think that she did a great job in the Big Boss house, would have probably done much better if she had got some guidance and education from the Big Boss before the show. It was sad to see some of the house mate speaking negative about such a strong lady. Sampat Devi was a hard core rural lady who definitely needed some hand holding and special advice to carry her in the Big Boss house. Eventually Salman Khan did advise her to take help from the so called Sir of the house Navjot Sidhu in case she doesn’t understand some things. Eventually Salman and the rest of the house mates never understood where she came from and her way of taking the things in life. The rural Indian women are still suffering big time as they used to during the stone age, organizations  such as Gulabi Gang means a lot for the suffering masses in a country where Government does nothing for its people. Through Big Boss we had thought Gulabi Gang to get national recognition and exposure to the great things which Gulabi Gang has done for the rural India.  Gulabi Gang message got lost somewhere as Big Boss made Sampat Devi part of stupid games and activities which probably she couldn’t understand. We sincerely hope Big Boss to do a program on Gulabi Gang and showcase Sampat Devi’s daring contribution towards improving India. The piece of advice for Bigg Boss is that if they do take such people in the show, they have to be sensible enough towards these people and provide them proper guidance to cope up with the smart people of Big cities.

Imam Siddiqui

Imam Siddiqui thrown out of Bigg BossA 47 year old image consultant, casting director, choreographer and of course a homosexual. He is also a former model, fashion critic and anchor. On the show he seemed to be an orthodox person living a lonely life. Big Boss probably got him in the house to create some drama which indeed he did very well until his drama went out of bounds and it reached a point where he was asked to leave the house. Again Big Boss has to be very careful in getting such orthodox people in the house as it may lead to some communal conflicts in the country. How in the world Imam Siddiqui entered in the hose with cigarettes?, he was smoking all around in the hose, did Big Boss allowed Imam to dictate his own terms and eventually had to kick him out when he backfired. We still strongly feel that Imam Siddiqui at some point  will be called back again in the big house. But the case of Imam Siddiqui definitely raises question marks on Bigg Boss selection ethics and policies. Looks like the Big Boss team is ready to cross all lines to get the TRP going their way.