The government’s view is contrary to the recommendations given by the Law Commission, which endorsed acceding to the Hague convention.
Maneka Gandhi’s statement drew flak from lawyer Vrinda Grover who asked if she is “denying sexual violence is pervasive and widespread in India”.
Gandhi said there is neither development nor safety, adding the Samajwadi Party Government has no shame about the rising crimes in the state.
In contrast, when animals are hunted, some will be shot several times causing tremendous pain, but many others escape with one gunshot or flesh wound, and die later slowly.
Maneka Gandhi had a spat with the environment minister over killings of animals for scientific research
Maneka’s anger was directed at three notifications issued by the Environment Ministry in the last six months, each declaring a wild animal ‘vermin’, or pest, in a state for the period of one year. The ministry had, in December, declared blue bull, or nilgai, a vermin in Bihar.
Defending the Centre, Javadekar stated that taking such a decision was not the Centre’s prerogative, adding the Environment Ministry acted as per the law.
Maneka Gandhi on Thursday criticised Environment Ministry for alleged ‘killing of animals’
Maneka Gandhi said that the ministry was “writing letters to every state and allowing the killing of animals like elephants, wild boars and monkeys”.
The draft bill aims to treat survivors as victims in need of assistance and protection rather than as criminals, and to unify existing anti-trafficking laws, prioritise survivors’ needs, and prevent victims such as those found in brothel raids from being arrested and jailed like traffickers.
As the Modi government completes two years in power, here is look at what key ministers from the Union Cabinet have to say.
The case was highlighted as the accused teenager who was short of 18 years, had allegedly drove his father’s Mercedes over 32-year-old Siddharth Sharma on April 4.
Another game-changer will be the requirement to have panic buttons on all mobile phone by January 2017.
Gandhi put the onus of ensuring the annual check-up of women on their husbands, saying it is often the negligence on their part that aggravates the condition of a woman suffering from diseases such as cancer or TB.
The idea behind the scheme, the minister said, was to train women to become self sufficient and start Self Help Groups, “but this did not happen.”