Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Where is Iran headed to......!!!

*   Minoo Khaleghi, an Iranian woman parliamentarian has been blocked from taking her seat in the Majlis by the Guardian Council because her photos without headscarf have appeared in some newspapers. She was one of 18 women to win seats in the recent general election. She has been accused of uncovering her hair while in China and Europe. 

*  Her successful election stands annulled, despite Khalegi’s protests that her photos were fakes. Now her only hope lay in the hand of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, who has the last word in such cases. 

*  Not long ago a woman was punished for watching men’s volleyball. A few days ago some Iranian models have been arrested for posting their photos on the social media and charged with promoting western culture. 

*   In this century it’s unthinkable that citizens in some countries are not able to enjoy the freedom that folks in liberal and progressive democracies in Europe, Asia, Africa and Americas have. The leaders and people in such must realize that regression would push those countries into dark ages.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Rousseff's Impeachment

*     The impeachment of first woman president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff has begun. The sane folks around the world were expecting the Brazilian lawmakers to delay it until the completion of the Summer Olympics, which are being held in the continent for the first time. These are sad times for the great nation, which can ill-afford the negative publicity and the political turmoil. But the politicians the world over are hardly known possess any graceful. They are driven by pure greed for power.

*     The daughter of an upper class Bulgarian immigrant, Dilma became a socialist during her youth and joined left-wing urban guerrilla groups fighting against the military dictatorship. She was captured, tortured and jailed between 1970 and 1972. After her release, she married Carlos Ara├║jo, and together they founded the Democratic Labour Party. In 2002, she joined the committee responsible for energy policy of the Presidential Candidate Lula, who, after winning the election, made her the Minister of Energy. In 2005, she became the Chief of Staff and remained in office until 31 March 2010, when she stepped down in order to run for the President. She was elected President on 31 October 2010.

*    Spiralling inflation and rising unemployment brought thousands on the street against her policies. And her detractors taking advantage of the situation moved to impeach her. It seems the Western powers uncomfortable with the leftist leaders in Latin America are fishing in the troubled waters. Recently, people in Latin America had chosen the leftist leaders through the ballet. This change had infuriated the West because their companies had lost billions in those countries. The West loves the rightist leaders in other countries, but people in those countries choose the leftist leaders. 

*   The leftist, the rightist, the conservatives, the liberals; these jargon are for the educated. The poor folks know only a few things; jobs, education and affordable medical facilities. Sadly, every politician fails to fulfil people’s these basic aspirations. 

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