Congress MP Shashi Tharoor asserted that in order to maintain India’s soft power, the larger idea of India needs to be sustained.
Sunanda Pushkar death: “Have been told that Medical Board’s advice in late Sunanda’s case has been received,” Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said in a tweet.
The purpose of my bill was to decriminalise sex between consenting adults of any gender or orientation.
BJP member Nishikant Dubey objected to the introduction of the bill, saying his opposition was not based on religion, vedas or puranas but on a Supreme Court judgment.
Tharoor’s private bill seeking to decriminalise homosexuality was turned down in LS.
The existence of eunuchs in the society, challenges the system not only to acknowledge multiple sexes, but also to accept the idea, in myth and reality, that sex and gender can be changed within an individual’s lifetime.
Our democracy, in the last 70 years, has been built on the idea that a nation may celebrate differences of caste, creed, conviction, colour, culture, cuisine, costume and custom, and still rally around a democratic consensus.
Shashi Tharoor said awards are “society’s tributes to the achievements of writers and neither the achievements nor the tributes can be rolled back.”
Unfazed by criticism, former union minister Shashi Tharoor today opposed death penalty even for terrorists saying it was an “obsolete practice” and they should instead be put behind bars for the rest of their lives without parole.
Tharoor had complained in a letter to Gandhi that his “sincere” services to the party have “neither been seen nor appreciated.”
“Why on earth would I have spoken to the media to undermine myself and my standing within the party?” Tharoor asks in the letter.
Shashi Tharoor’s comments came on Twitter shortly after the execution of Yakub Memon at Nagpur Central Jail
Tharoor’s speech gelled with the feelings of patriotic Indians on the issue and also shows what impression one can leave with effective arguments by saying the right things at the right place, Modi said.
At a meeting of Congress Lok Sabha MPs, party leader Shashi Tharoor is learnt to have expressed his disapproval over the ‘stalling tactics’.
Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor’s arguments during a debate at the Oxford Union has gone viral on Facebook and YouTube