Voice from the Rooftop

Blog of Vincent Augustine D'Souza

Article 356 for Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a fit case for imposing President’s Rule under article 356 of the constitution.

It is not for students to tell what should be the syllabus. A student tells the university to withdraw a book from the curriculum and vice chancellor obliges within 24 hours using emergency powers which were not used before. The chief minister justifies the withdrawal saying the book contains abusive language. His party’s spokesperson says “It may be his personal opinion but it was not the Chief Minister who ordered the withdrawal of the book. It was not the government’s decision. Mumbai University is autonomous. If anybody is aggrieved by the decision of Mumbai University, they can always take it up with the Senate or the Syndicate or the appropriate forum.”

A TV channel is threatened by a political party that if it does not drop two persons from its reality show it will not be allowed to shoot. Protection is provided by the government for shooting to continue. The political party asks cable operators to block the channel. The channel apologises.

Permission to hold a rally at a ground is granted on the condition that noise level should not exceed 50 decibels. That condition is violated. The leader makes fun of High Court order and says the machines measuring noise will break. Three minor functionaries of the party are being prosecuted but no charge against the leader.

Something is rotten in the state of Maharashtra and if is not set right soon more troubles are ahead.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Voice from the Rooftop | Vincent Augustine D'Souza © 2005-2016 Frontier Theme