The right to move the Supreme Court under Article 32 for violation of Fundamental Rights, must be based on a pleading that the Petitioners’ personal rights to worship in this Temple have been violated. The Petitioners do not claim to be devotees of the Sabarimala Temple where Lord Ayyappa is believed to have manifested himself as a ‘Naishtik Brahmachari’. To determine the validity of long-standing religious customs and usages of a sect, at the instance of an association/Intervenors who are “involved in social developmental activities especially activities related to upliftment of women and helping them become aware of their rights”, would require this Court to decide religious questions at the behest of persons who do not subscribe to this faith. (paragraph 7.2). … [Read more...] about The Sabarimala Judgment – II: Justice Malhotra, Group Autonomy, And Cultural Dissent
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When asked about issues related to the culture of reading, especially among the youth, Minister Anh said the system of libraries in Vietnam is irregularly arranged, while society is overwhelmed with various kinds of entertainment, especially in the field of information and communication. … [Read more...] about Politics NA questions Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Look out, 2019!
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe looks at an old tank utilized by the French military at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam during wartime. The official visited Vietnam from November 2 to 4, 2018. Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, accompanying vessels, and around 3,000 crew members arrived in the waters of Da Nang on March 5, 2018. This was an important milestone in the relations between Vietnam and the U.S. Fans welcome the Vietnamese men’s football team after their historic second-place feat at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in China in January 2018. Vietnamese footballers celebrate their equalizer in the 2018 AFC U23 Championship final against Uzbekistan on January 27, 2018 in China. The Vietnamese lost 1-2 to the Uzbeks in 120 minutes but they still made history as the runners-up of the tournament. South Korean coach Park Hang Seo lifts the trophy amid players’ cheers after they beat Malaysia 1-0 in the second leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final at My Dinh National Stadium … [Read more...] about Society 2018 – the year that was in Tuoi Tre photos UK seeks bilateral FTA with Vietnam: British MP
The Guardian reported that the political stunt, called “Nail,” is not the artist’s first public self-mutilation. In July 2012, Pavlensky sewed his lips shut to protest the jail sentences given to members of Pussy Riot. He also once wrapped himself in barbed wire in front of the main Russian government building to signify a person “inside a repressive legal system.” … [Read more...] about Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Nails Scrotum To Red Square Cobblestones To Protest ‘Fatalism’ In Russian Society [PHOTO]
The government should support the present by promoting traditional, modern and contemporary art at every level – local, regional and international, she said. “And they should look forward to the future and invest in incubating the younger generation and in research and development, encouraged through grants and funding.” … [Read more...] about Analysis: On culture, candidates thinking too small, experts say