then obtained its 14

then obtained its 14th extension of term from the state government last week.the Surat riots had left 152 dead, In this background, It has no achievement to talk about in the past seven decades. All these acts of faith can be and will be challenged one by one.But what social reform will we achieve out of all this by breaking a set of rules set and practiced by the devotees This will take us back to the very basic question of what is the purpose of religion and centres of worship in religions These are just mere facilitators to follow certain practices and discipline in those groups cemented by the idea of faith Till the time these practices aren’t anti-social activities or a form of social evil (like Sati) the law shouldn’t have a problem with these The fact is that besides hurting those people who keep a certain faith and respect their age old practices judiciary’s encroachment into matters of faith won’t do any help to raise the status of women in the society In the case of Kerala’s LDF-government there is a good chance that its move on the Sabarimala issue in the Supreme Court will backfire even among the non-Hindus in the state It is better to leave faith to the devout SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in the capital in April citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus a Beijing-based travel agency said on Monday North Korea is thousands of miles from the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and has reported no cases of the virus which has killed more than 9000 people Nonetheless its borders have remained closed to foreign tourists since last October for fear the virus might spread and it imposes a strict 21-day quarantine for foreign aid workers and diplomats who have been told to stay in embassy compounds "Our North Korean partners in Pyongyang contacted us this morning with news that the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon has-as of today-been closed to amateur and professional foreign runners" Nick Bonner director of Koryo Tours told Reuters in an emailed statement Pyongyang the isolated and secretive country’s capital has held an international marathon most years since 1981 but last year was the first time foreigners had been allowed to compete "We were told that this is due to the ongoing precautions that the country has put in place in relation to fears held there over the Ebola virus" said Bonner He said his group had expected to take up to 500 tourists to North Korea this year "It is still unclear when the borders will be reopened but we were also advised not to cancel our March tours and to expect an update on the border situation at the end of February" said Bonner (Editing by Paul Tait) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Two decades ago when NT Rama Rao’s Telugu Desam government in Andhra Pradesh was dismissed by the Centre despite a majority he took to the streets His supporters laid siege to the Raj Bhavan It wrested power back not by a re-election or by the intervention of the courts by the sheer power of the angry people The Congress engineered a revolt in the TDP and sneaked into power by appointing using the good offices of a pliant governor Ramlal That campaign to regain the lost power lasted a month and when the Assembly reconvened the cine actor-turned-politician showed his numerical strength on the floor of the AssemblyAAP convener Arvind Kejriwal Naresh Sharma/Firstpost There couldn’t have been a humbler pie served up to the Congress party whose government in Delhi led by Indira Gandhi played its usual tricks Perhaps that was at the back of UPA-II’s mind when it spurned Arvind Kejriwal’s recommendation that the Delhi Assembly be dissolved and elections be held again was ignored and a year-long President’s Rule imposed Kejriwal’s popularity even on the day of his resignation with the Congress not supporting the Jan Lokpal Bill even as it kept up the pretence of its outside support was no less than what NTR had with the spontaneous support for him manifest on the streets It had unnerved the Congress To say it was witless on how to neuter the TDP under NTR If he had done that which fell very much within the methods which the AAP was inclined to even before the Assembly began to function with it as a minority not even the single largest party the country’s political scenario especially during Lok Sabha elections may have borne no resemblance to what is By not doing so the AAP took to an entirely different route but uncharacteristic of it The surge of popular support could have ensured that in the re-election the AAP gained Instead it took its case to the Supreme Court This was a welcome but politically unproductive step and ended up explaining to the voters in the Lok Sabha polls why it quit after 49 days The AAP’s petition to the apex court saw the intent of the President’s Rule being explained by the Centre as a valid move since "the political situation was fluid" and "the possibility of another party/alliance staking a claim to forming a government could not be ruled out" "Political decisions taken at one point in time and alignments are known to change" The changes in alignment if at all would have to be the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands or the Aam Aadmi Party tying up with the BJP to form a government At this point of time as much as when the Attorney General put that across a month ago there is no such possibility Neither on a future date That is why the AAP had moved the Supreme Court questioning the President’s Rule by keeping the Assembly in suspended animation It had by its recommendation asked the Lieutenant Governor asked for fresh elections Neither that nor any realignment seems to be in the air The bitterness during the Lok Sabha polls is an indication of that can rule it out The BJP and the Congress have been buying time in committing themselves to the idea of forming a government by forming an alliance or one offering outside support to the other That is a possibility only arithmetically not a political reality even in a milieu which sees very strange bedfellows Nor is the Centre in a hurry to reconsider its stance The political gains have been of the two parties BJP and the Congress which have used the Kejriwal resignation upon the failure of his Jan Lokpal Bill to pass muster with even the party which offered outside support voted against it Now AAP they have managed to convince most voters is a party that "ran away from its responsibility" and therefore "cannot be trusted" That clever spin trapped AAP The AAP presumption was that the recommendation of the Kejriwal cabinet that the Assembly be dissolved and fresh elections ordered would be heeded by the Lt Governor Politics is not always played by the rules Any room for mischief and it is to be expected to be exploited by the antagonists AAP’s serious error in retrospect was to have believed that the rule book would be honoured and political exigencies alone would not be the guide of the Centre By the time it sank in that the dissolution was not imminent it got caught into the more onerous task of contesting elections to the Lok Sabha Had it not done so it would have committed hara-kiri The latest is the Supreme Court’s view is that "people’s right to have a democratically elected government" as stated on Thursday And yet the Congress and the BJP refuse to take a "firm" stand on formation of government in Delhi in place of the Kejriwal government that quit The two parties have cited "fluid situation" and supported the Centre’ stand The AAP is caught in the cleft end of the stick having stretched itself by fielding about 400 candidates across the country with a robust hope and confidence in the belief that the country is seeking an alternative to get clean politics Kejriwal has spoken of desertions by a section of its support base which it cannot woo back easily Taking the legal route by approaching the apex court showed an entirely different visage of AAP Had he not resigned Kejriwal government would have been ineffective constantly blackmailed by the Congress But not being 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