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Sunday, September 25, 2011


India is the biggest democracy in the world. Offcourse, it is not only in the sense of number in population, but the significance of unending prevailence of democracy made it so.
Every minute spade to any of the fundamental rights, especially when it seems to be on the much tom-tommed values and human rigts will create suspicion over the minds of the deprived ones. The punitive restriction on the third child in a country of much appreciated young industrious human resource may definitely cast shadow on the protection of basic rigts.
The new Kerala womens code bill is one such peice of intended legislation which slams at the basic rights of freedom.

Fine or imprisonment third for child in Kerala- mixed response, protest from pro child corners

The Kerala Women's Code Bill 2011 submitted to the Kerala chief minister by a 12-member committee headed by Justice V R Kishna Iyer evoked mixed response. Where as wide range of criticism is invited from Christian and other Religious organisations which promotes values of life.

A fine of Rs 10,000 or three months simple' imprisonment on third child is ridiculous, say reports. The Kerala Women's Code Bill 2011 maintains that violation of family norms will be deemed a legal disqualification and parents will not be eligible to receive any benefits from government.

The draft which stipulates that religious and political outfits should not be allowed to discourage population planning and any such effort on their part should be censured by the governor.  Various benefits which curtails for a family having more than two children is violative of fundamental rights of equality - the protesters said. It is not reported that any one of the members of the committee had made any dissenting notes on the above said proposals.

Friday, September 9, 2011