Editorial September’18 | Words From TM Editor3 min read
Hello TM readers,
How are you all doing? I hope you are all well and doing good. While covering this issue we have various positive news coming from the Supreme Court of India and other parts of India as well. I hope you enjoy this issue and the points that I am writing and raising through this editorial. Keep liking, sharing and commenting on TM platforms; it helps us grow bigger in terms of quality.
Village Rockstar | India’s Oscar Entry
India’s this year’s official Oscars entry in the Foreign Language Film ‘Village Rockstar, an Assamese movie directed, produced, written, edited and shot by Rima Das comes to the limelight as soon it won this year’s National Award. It has sidelined some good narrative and scripted movies like Padmaavat and went on to make way to Oscars. We congratulate the director and each and every member of the film for this top-notch achievement.
Section 377 | Supreme Court Judgement
Supreme Court of India this September scrapped the most awaited section 377 of the Indian constitution, a British-age law banning same-gender sex or simply gay sex, ending the age-old illogical established law seeing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community as the criminals of the society. We fruitfully welcome the decision of the Supreme Court of India.
The five judges of Supreme Court of India: chief justice Dipak Misra and justices DY Chandrachud, AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra, and Rohinton Fali Nariman issued four different yet concurrent judgments to seal the deal and given the verdict in favour of LGBTQ community.
Fall of Aadhar Card Status | Supreme Court Judgement
The Supreme Court in yet another landmark judgment scrapped the overpressure of Aadhar Card authentication in verifying almost everything in India. Now no telecom or online money wallets like PayTm or GPay could insist customers for Aadhar Authentication. There has been some serious claim by eminent regarding the security of Aadhar card details of Crores Of India which seems vague when asked to prove the seal-tight security of Aadhar card. However, the Taxpayers still need Aadhar Card details for tax-return filing.
Bygone Adultery law(Section 497) in India | Supreme Court Judgement
According to Section 497- It punishes a married man for the offense of adultery if he had a sexual relationship with a married woman. A few days back in this month of September, the Supreme Court of India scrapped this law saying, ‘Adultery is no longer a crime. Decriminalizing Section 497 means, further, the spouse cannot file a case if he or she is found to have extramarital affairs with another person. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R F Narima, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Indu Malhotra brings on this remarkable judgment.
7th Asia Cup Title for India
We, at TM congratulate Cricket Team India for clinching their 7th Asia Cup Title held in UAE this time. India held their nerve till the last ball of the match to win a nail-biting thriller against Bangladesh. Except for the final match, India played dominantly over other five Asian Teams defeating Pakistan two times in the tournament.
Team India at the beginning of the tournament was somewhat in the state of confusion regarding the misfiring middle order. The middle order was tested in some crucial times at times but could not make an influencing mark. The upcoming series against West Indies and Australia will again test the middle order as it needs to fire so as to go well for CWC 2019 with a favourite-tag to clinch the biggest tournament of Cricket next year in England and Wales.