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Time to ban Triple Talaq system
The Triple Talaq debate is set to get heated as Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May
11 for the commencement of hearing on pleas challenging its validity and polygamy
practices among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice
D Y Chandrachud said, the matter will be heard by a Constitution bench during the
summer vacation. The issue is quite sensitive as All India Muslim Personal Law Board
has already urged apex court not to meddle with its personal law. Triple Talaq issue
has deeply divided nation. The political parties too have serious differences of
opinion over it. BJP which is in ruling at centre calls for banning of Triple Talaq
while opposition parties believes that such ban will infringe upon the religious
practice of minority Muslim community.
However, there is no denying that Triple Talaq system is inhuman and deprives Muslim
women in many senses. The so-called triple talaq, or instant divorce, has been banned
in more than 20 Muslim countries, including neighboring Pakistan and Bangladesh.
But in India, the practice is allowed thanks to the country's rules protecting Muslim,
Christian and Hindu communities as per their own religious laws. It is time India
should follow the example set by other Islamic nations and ban it. But there is sure
to be resistance from some corner. Therefore everyone especially civil society groups
and political parties should join hand together to end this inhuman practice. The
whole nation will be hoping that Supreme Court takes wise decision keeping in mind
the future of the Muslim women.
---- Readers Forum ----
In defense of my brother
Apropos press release by Nino Welfare Society (NWS) on 29.03.2017, I want to clarify
that the matter between Tapun Jerang and Tajong Jamoh is a personal matter between
them and request both NWS and Jering Matkir Society (JMS) not to involve in the matter.
I want to further clarify that the village level Kebang held thrice for the disputed
plot of land decided in favour of Tapun Jerang in all the three meetings. The incident
of altercation happened due to non compliance of the decision of the Kebang by Tajong
Jamoh of Tekang village which is unfortunate.
Tapun Jerang is a good orator and popular figure in the village and presently serving
as Taabe (priest) of Donyi-Polo religion of Yagrung, Tekang and Sibut villages. I
request all concerned to refrain from further press releases so that the hard earned
image of my elder brother is not defamed further.
Wrong information on ASUD
Arunachal Students Union, Delhi condemns recent letter written by Gaji Dele regarding
nomination and registration fee of the Union. AUSD has never said that nomination
amount is Rs 50,000. ASUD seek proof or else legal action will be taken against the
individual for tarnishing the image of ASUD and its executive. Registration fee which
is Rs 300 is also the membership fees which is mentioned in the constitution of ASUD.
This was amended by former executive not the current one. So therefore ASUD seeks
explanation from Gaji Dele. I appeal that students should not be fooled by such news.
Recruit trained teachers
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concern authority
to publish and advertise the vacant teacher’s post in elementary education department.
As per the information, there are many vacancies for Assistant Teacher after departmental
promotion to JT, retirement, new school establishment and other reasons. Department
is likely to create more than 800 posts of Assistant Teachers. If it happens, all
well trained candidates from different DIET with APTET certificate will be absorbed.
Lastly, I would like to suggest the authority not to depend much on Central sponsored
SSA and create posts for regular teachers and use the knowledge and energy of well
trained regular DIET teachers.
A suggestion and an appeal to the APPSC
Through your esteemed daily ‘readers forum’, I would like to bring limelight to
the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission with regard to the short-listing
of the candidates to the post of Assistant Professors under various departments.
As per the provision of UGC ordinances for scrutinizing of the candidates for the
appointment to the post of Assistant Professor in the colleges/universities that
in order to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview so as to
enable the selection committee to have a comprehensive assessment of the candidates,
applications received for the faculty position shall be screened on the basis of
Academic and other Credentials of the candidates through the following criteria:
1. Academic Qualifications – Maximum 47 Points
2. Research Publications – Maximum 33 Points
3. Teaching Experience: (as full time adhoc, temporary or permanent) in the government
recognized colleges - Maximum 20 points divided into 1 point for every 4 month. However,
Guest faculty is not accounted for the same.
All the applications received shall be scrutinized by a screening committee and a
list of all the candidates fulfilling the minimum criteria should be prepared and
points be awarded to all such candidates shall be calculated on the basis of the
This is what being undertaken in entire nation except for our state, what I personally
feel is that APPSC should also follow this pattern of scrutinizing candidates which
is very simple and there is no chance of window dressing in the system.
As a matter of fact, this system is appropriate to find out the best candidates for
the academic job because every individual who is interested in Assistant Professor
Job they do publish articles, journals, presents seminars based on their research
work in order to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Regretfully, I happened to know while applying for this job that APPSC is going to
conduct an objective based examination for the appointment of Assistant Professor
Job which seems violating the UGC ordinance of API for the scrutinizing of the candidates.
On the top of that all, I would like to enlighten the reason why APPSC should consider
the case. I have applied many times to the post of Assistant Professor at various
colleges under DU affiliated, JNU affiliated, GU affiliated, etc. but all the time
I was shortlisted out due to non fulfilling the minimum criteria to be called for
Truly speaking, if this method is not adopted then Research work is of no use in
Higher & Technical Education. Moreover, there are chances of stoppage in research
publication by the scholars which is a big loss to our state.
Hence, it’s my heartfelt appeal to the APPSC to adopt this pattern rather than conducting
examination which is time taking, expensive and chances of window dressing in scrutinizing.
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