It is the 2nd of May and finally, the Government had to take back its stance on Aadhaar and Telephone linking, as it was not just illegal but also done under a garb of a lie. But, 14 Indian Cities have emerged as leaders in the entire world and there is nothing there to be proud of. The WHO’s database of more than 4,300 cities showed Indian cities such as New Delhi, Varanasi and Patna were among the most polluted.
That may explain some of the filth that keeps getting regurgitated and also the polluted thoughts that run free. Catching thoughts and pollutants we are here with today’s edition of the #Auditorial.
GOVERNMENT IS EXPLOITING THE POOR: SC
It was Labor Day yesterday and the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government for a change. Maybe because the bench was not led by the CJI.
“This is too much. This is exploitation of the poor,” a “shocked” Supreme Court on Tuesday told the government when it said it has set up a committee to fix a timeline to comply with its directions on a matter relating to the welfare of construction workers.
“For fixing a timeline, you have set up a committee? What is this going on? According to us, you are sitting on (Rupees) 20,000 crore to 25,000 crore. Is this the attitude of the Government of India towards poor people of the country,” a bench, comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, said
Earlier, an affidavit filed in the court by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had said that a chunk of funds meant for construction workers’ welfare had been spent to buy laptops and washing machines and less than ten percent was spent for the actual purpose.
It had said that more than Rs 37,400 crore had been collected for the benefit of these workers, but ostensibly only about Rs 9,500 crores was utilised for their benefit. It had also questioned why millions of construction workers across the country were being denied the benefit of remaining Rs 28,000 crore.
UP THAKURS MAKE DALIT MAN DRINK PISS
And while we are on labor day lets move on to the government, of the Thakurs, by the Thakurs, and for the Thakurs, yes, next is about UP. An agricultural laborer, Sitaram had Sultan in tow when he had gone to harvest wheat on the family’s 10-bigha land on April 23, said his wife Jaimala.
According to the family, around 5 pm Thakurs from the village — had approached Sitaram and asked him to harvest their 20-bigha land first. Sitaram had refused, saying he was unwell, they said.
“Enraged by his refusal, the Thakurs started beating Sitaram while hurling casteist slurs. They dragged him to the chaupal of the village, tied him to a neem tree, ripped his mustache and also forced him to drink urine,” Jaimala said.
Jaimala claimed she and her son Pramod (14) pleaded with folded hands to spare Sitaram, but the Thakurs would have none of it. They kept saying “…inka hai kaun, sarkar humari hai (whose backing do they have, the government is ours),” said Jaimala.
PUSHED BY LOKNITI, NOW GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUR DNA
And because Social Profiling does not exist in our country, the Government is set to introduce a Bill on DNA profile in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. The Centre told the Supreme Court yesterday saying that would help to create a database of DNA profiles that made claims that it would be used to identify unclaimed bodies and help find missing persons.
Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand gave this information before a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud hearing a PIL filed by NGO Lokniti Foundation in 2012, which raised an important issue of creating DNA profiles to trace missing children and detect unidentified bodies.
So if you are seeing any similarity between Aadhaar and the Human DNA Bill, well other than being pushed by the government, the other factor is that it is also been orchestrated by an NGO called Lokniti.
Lokniti’s PILs are often taken up with alacrity by the central government. The Aadhaar-mobile linking is one example. Soon after the petition was heard in court, the government used it to claim that the Supreme Court had made it mandatory to link Aadhaar to mobile phones.
Sharad Goel, a 58 year-old businessman and owner of the petrol pump on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road in Sikanderpur, is also the general secretary of the Lokniti Foundation; a secretive organization with no website, no presence on social media, and no public list of trustees. Their registered office is a sealed building in south Delhi’s outskirts. It was the one behind linking Aadhaar to SIM and also the DNA Bill that the government said it will introduce in the Monsoon session.
DYAL SINGH COLLEGE SLIMILY CHANGED TO VANDE MATRAM DYAL SINGH COLLEGE
The management of Dyal Singh College (Evening) has quietly renamed the college, putting up banners of “Vande Mataram Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi” at the annual prize distribution function on April 25 and The Delhi Gurudwara Sikh Management Committee is not happy at all.
Rajauri Garden MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa who is also General Secretary of DSGMC
“The Centre government had assured the nation in Parliament that name of the Dyal Singh College will never be changed and a categorical assurance was also given to Union Cabinet Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal by Human Resource Minister Mr. Prakash Javdekar,” said General Secretary of DSGMC Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
Sirsa accused Chairman of the College Governing Body and Vice-Chancellor of DU for the alleged name changed. “Whole Sikh community is shocked at the intrigues of Dyal Singh College Chairman Amitabh Sinha and Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi who have jointly connived to change the name of college from Dyal Singh College to Vande Matram Dyal Singh College,” said Sirsa.
NOW WIFI On INDIAN PLANE
While we have mentioned TRAI, well some good news if you just can’t do without WiFi. Travelers flying through Indian airspace will be able to make phone calls and surf the Internet in the next three to four months. This comes after the Telecom Commission Tuesday approved the proposal of the Department of Telecommunications for Internet and mobile communication on aircraft
The DoT proposal, which was cleared Tuesday, will enable not only Indian airlines but also their foreign counterparts to offer connectivity in Indian air territory. The in-flight connectivity will be available only once the aircraft has attained an altitude of 3,000 meters, which it usually does 4 to 5 minutes after take off. And as for the prices, well the government will not intervene with the pricing mechanisms used by the operators for providing in-flight connectivity.
AROUND THE GLOBE
‘I DIDN’T WRITE THE LETTER’
A letter from Donald Trump’s New York physician released by his campaign in 2015 declaring he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” was composed by the candidate himself, the doctor said on Tuesday.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Harold Bornstein told CNN.
REAL MADRID TO THE FINALS AGAIN
And onto Sports, where Holders Real Madrid reached the Champions League final for the third year in a row after Karim Benzema scored twice in a 2-2 draw with wasteful Bayern Munich on Tuesday to win their semi-final, second leg 4-3 on aggregate.
That is all that we have for you for today. All eyes are on the other big game tonight where Liverpool play Roma. We will be back with the game results, secret NGOs , Thakur Pride, and name changing moves. Thank you for listening. Good Bye from us at Takeapart.in