Volume 18 Number 3                                                                        18th Year of Publication                                                                                     April 11, 2018

Editorial

Congress, Opposition dividing the
nation  on caste lines
                                                     
Yatindra Bhatnagar

Politics is said to be a dirty game. It doesn’t have to be that way, but for that, politicians will have to think about, and sincerely display, national interest.  However, what’s happening these days is a sad commentary on Indian politics.

The political parties, especially Congress, Socialist Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress, and some parties in southern India along with other selfish elements, are doing everything dirty and dangerous to divide the nation on minority-baiting, caste/sub caste and now sub-sub caste lines, just to gain power (votes).

That is not only dirty but dangerous.

Congress Party, now under the immature and reckless Rahul Gandhi, like his uncle Sanjay Gandhi, is bent upon the ‘job’ of cashing on caste lines and fomenting trouble for the country by taking up the newly ‘discovered’ sub-caste card.



Random Recollection 

Salman case: The Value of man and animal

Yatindra Bhatnagar

India’s movie super star Salman Khan is again embroiled in controversy and now has been sentenced to five years in prison for his alleged ‘crime’ of killing two black bucks some two decades back. The actor was reported to have gone with fellow actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam after reel shooting the hit movie Hum Saath Saath Hain to a real shooting safari and it was there that two animals included in the endangered species were allegedly killed.

After a long trial continuing for 19 years, for which Salman personally appeared four times, he was sentenced, April ,5, to five years in jail. Surprisingly the other actors were all acquitted of all the charges by a Jodhpur (Rajasthan, India) court. They all were there together.

The law against killing of animals on the endangered list is the law but if one probes into it one concludes that the law was enacted against poachers who profit (sell or commercially gain) by killing endangered animals.

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