Educational levels and moral values are on the decline. Addiction to prescription drugs is destroying an entire generation. The economic divide between the rich and the poor has continued to get wider; mansions and condos have replaced uniform housing developments for the middle class.
The thickening forest of uplifted arms demanding Azadi threatens, like in Shakespeare's Macbeth, the castle of the Indian democracy.
MoS for Education Annapurna Devi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were also present on the occasion.
It is true that in societies trapped in poverty, illiteracy and ignorance, women continue to receive abominable and oppressive treatment. But then, this is true of all societies. Muslims cannot be singled out for such a flawed social order. This distortion, however, should not deflect our focus from some path-breaking and stellar contributions of Muslim women not just to Islamic civilization but the secular society as well
Along with fundamental rights, our Constitutional scheme envisages personal liberties for citizens, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.