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Issue:June' 2017


Need to stop sham marriages

V.P. Prabhakar

In a rare gesture of solidarity, the Women Commissions of eight states have impressed upon the Union Government to frame new legislation to save daughters from the sham marriages being solemnized with fraud NRI bridegrooms.

Women commissions' seminar The decision to this effect by Women Commission of eight states was taken at a National Seminar organized jointly by the Punjab Women Commission and National Women Commission in Chandigarh on April 20. These women commission in unison expressed dire need of a new legislation in order to save the daughters from the clutches of fraud NRI bridegrooms and to get rid of the mental trauma of these sham marriages. The prominent speakers, who spoke at the seminar included, Ms. Rekha Sharma, Member, National Commission for Women, the Chief Guest at the seminar, Dr. Tripurana Venkataratnam, Chairperson, Women Commission, Telangana, Ms. Leela Ben Ankoliya, Chairperson, Women Commission Gujarat, Dr. Lopamudra Baxipatra, Chairperson, Women Commission, Odisha, Ms. Jenab Chandel, Chairperson, Women Commission, Himachal Pradesh, Ms. Kamlesh Panchal, Chairperson, Women Commission, Haryana, Ms. Vijaya Rahatkar, Chairperson, Maharashtra State Commission for Women, Ms. Sarojini Kaintura, Chairperson, Uttrakhand State Commission for Women, Ut, Ms. Vinay Patel, Member Secretary, Women Commission Gujarat and Ms. Manjushah, Member Secretary, Maharashtra State Commission for Women.
Mrs. Rekha Sharma, Member, National Women Commission stressed to enable the daughters to be self-sufficient and selfreliant in all respects, especially economically, so that they may not be trapped in the hands of these deceitful NRI bridegrooms. She said that the present legislation is too mild, which provides an easy escape route to fraudulent NRI bridegrooms.

The parents during the marriage of their daughters spend more than their financial capacity in order to secure a better future of their beloved daughters. But fraud NRI bridegrooms ditch and dump Punjabi brides.

Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur Landran, Chairperson, Punjab Women Commission said that it is a bitter truth of the Punjab Society that the parents during the marriage of their daughters spend more than their financial capacity in order to secure a better future of their beloved daughters. The havens fall them when fraud NRI bridegrooms ditch and dump Punjabi brides. She said that it is the need of the hour to save the Indian daughters from the unbearable atrocities at the hands of sham NRI bridegrooms. The prominent speakers, who delivered their lectures included, senior journalist Mr. Hamir Singh, Advocate Daljeet Kaur, Ms. Satvir Kaur Manhera, Vice Chairperson, Punjab State Women Commission, Mrs. Veerpal Kaur Tarmala, Mrs. Kiranpreet Kaur Dhami. Mrs. Darshan Kaur and Mrs. Poonam Arora, Members, Punjab State Women Commission.
The Supreme Court on April 27, 2017 said that the dignity of its decree passed in the SYL canal must be maintained and the directions implemented.

PC Ghose "Whether the matter is settled or not settled, we are not bothered about it. We are bothered about implementation of our order", bench headed by Justice PC Ghose told s o l i c i t o r general Ranjit Kumar, who informed the court that the centre and convened talks b e t w e e n Punjab and Haryana on April 20 but the outcome was known. He said the efforts to mediate the issue would continue. The court's comments came after solicitor general Ranjit Kumar told the bench about April 20 meeting of Punjab and Haryana with the Centre.
The Bench posted the matter of hearing on July 11, 2017, after the summer vacation.

Salary hike

Ram Bilas Sharma After Haryana MLAs' salaries were increased last year, three bills to increase the salaries and allowances of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, Minister and the Leader of opposition were passed unanimously in the one day session of Haryana Assembly on May 4, 2017. The increase of around 53 per cent will be with effect from April 1, 2016. This increase will entail an extra expenditure of Rs. 55,46,00 per year on the state exchequer.
At present the salary of Speaker Deputy Speaker Ministers, Ministers of State and Leader of the opposition each is Rs. 50,00 per month and office allowance of Rs. 2000 per month.
Now they will get a salary of Rs. 60,000 (increase of Rs. 10,000) per month and office allowance of Rs. 20,000 (increase of Rs. 18,000) per month. Apart from this, they also get other emoluments, including conveyance allowance, telephone allowance, residence and daily allowance.
Independent MLA Jai Prakash demanded that the pension of former legislators should also be increased. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said this increase would be approved after a meeting of the MLAs.
The house paid homage to 10 martyrs of Haryana as well as later actors Vinod Khanna and Om Puri.
They also condoled the death of 25 soldiers of Central Reserve Police in a Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The death of a captain and two soldiers in terrorist attacks in Kupwara district was also condoled.

"Tryst with Terror"

Manpreet Singh Badal Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal released the v e t e r a n Journalist P.P.S. Gill's b o o k 'Blood on the Green P u n j a b ' s Tryst with T e r r o r ' (from a reporter's notebook) at a function organisation at the U.T. Guest House on April 25, 2017. Badal said the period in which Punjab had passed through was very dark. He said for this we individually and collectively were responsible .

K.P.S. Gill and P.P.S. Gill This brought shame to Punjab and Punjabiyat. He said two Gills were known on those days one was K.P.S. Gill, Director General of Police, and the second was P.P.S. Gill, The Tribune reporter posted at Amritsar. Both did their best in their respective fields.
Harish Khare, Editor in Chief of The Tribune, who was Guest of Honour, said that book had explained how difficult it was for the reporters to send their stories when the technology had not developed as it was today. Gill did his job admirably during those trying times. In the foreword he has written of this book."This is a challenge that PPS Gill has accepted with gusto ."