Translation: We have opposed the wrong policies of the Narendra Modi Govt and will continue to do so, however the decision of the Shahi Imam of Delhi to ignore the Prime Minister of India and go on to invite the Prime Minister of Pakistan cannot be termed correct under any situation. This is even more true in a situation when Pakistan continues to attack our soldiers on the border. One can have internal differences, but the Shahi Imam should not have invited the Pakistani Prime Minister. Read More
Please find enclosed the three-page response of the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal to the letter of the union law minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, seeking the party's views on setting the Judicial Appointments Commission.
- India needs a full time broadbased Constitutional body for appointment of judges to High Courts and Supreme Court in a completely transparent manner.
- The Judicial Appointments Commission of the UK provides a model to be followed.
- The Judicial Commission bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the UPA government last year is a bad example to follow.
- The bill drafted by the Committee on Judicial Accountability (a voluntary body of senior Lawyers and retired judges) for setting-up a full time and independent Judicial Appointments commission is the way forward.
Thank you for making the August 3rd event at Jantar Mantar a resounding success. Your support is what drives the Aam Aadmi Party and today, in a unified voice, we have told the BJP led central govt. and the Delhi administration that "Delhi Demands Elections".
Several thousand people gathered at Jantar Mantar today to raise this demand. Several AAP leaders including Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav & Bhagwant Mann spoke to the huge gathering of people.
A status report on crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh prepared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Shefali Misra and Hema Badhwar Mehra (party’s Lok Sabha candidates from Sitapur and Badaun constituencies in UP, respectively), has been presented to the AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal. Receiving the report, he condemned the increasing violence against women, calling the situation a “gross neglect of basic human rights.”
Kejriwal asked for a serious review of women’s situation in the country, expressing that, “The mandate to stop violence is a responsibility each one of us now needs to take.” He further added that, “the state has failed in its endeavour to protect women’s rights. It is time that each citizen expresses anguish and anger and lets the law makers and implementers know that violence must stop.”
Atleast 3,000 Indians are still stranded in armed conflict hit Iraq and there is still no word on the plight of 39 workers abducted by the ISIS, who have now spent more than five weeks in custody. These families of stranded Indians (mainly from Punjab), are naturally worried for their safety and at least 40 such families have started a dharna at Jantar Mantar in the capital, demanding effective from the central government for their release. Read More
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released a recorded audio message of its national convenor and former Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, about the desperate BJP attempts to cobble up a majority in the state assembly through horse-trading, and about its failed attempts to engineer defections from other parties.
Neha's case is a sordid tale of policy apathy, insensitivity and police callousness . She was being tortured by her husband and in-laws (in Indra Park, Sagarpur, West Delhi) but the police chose to turn a blind eye to her repeated complaints resulting into the gruesome incident of her being burnt by her husband and in-laws on January 13, but even this could not move the callous police. Read More