Political issue – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 03:03:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://juryteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Political issue – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ 32 32 NPF the only party working for the political issue of the Naga: TR Zeliang | Morung Express https://juryteam.org/npf-the-only-party-working-for-the-political-issue-of-the-naga-tr-zeliang-morung-express/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:53:01 +0000 https://juryteam.org/npf-the-only-party-working-for-the-political-issue-of-the-naga-tr-zeliang-morung-express/ Kohima, November 23 (MExN): The leader of the legislative wing of the Naga Popular Front, TR Zeliang, today declared categorically that the NPF is the only political party that has really worked and spoken for the political issue of the Naga. “Many political parties are talking about the political issue of the Naga during the […]]]>

Kohima, November 23 (MExN): The leader of the legislative wing of the Naga Popular Front, TR Zeliang, today declared categorically that the NPF is the only political party that has really worked and spoken for the political issue of the Naga.

“Many political parties are talking about the political issue of the Naga during the rush hour of the elections, but the NPF principal is purely for the cause of the Naga,” the NPF Press Bureau said, as quoted by him.

Zeliang, who was the guest speaker at the NPF Women’s Central Wing coordination meeting in Kohima on Tuesday, said the NPF party does not just speak out when it comes to the political issue of the Naga. , but that he also manifested it. He pointed out that when the NPF was in power over state affairs, it called on all political parties, including civil societies, and passed a resolution not to hand out party tickets or to run for office. for the 2018 state general election as part of the “pre-election solution”. . “However, the BJP was released the same day, according to the press office statement.

TR Zeliang also highlighted the importance of the role of women in society, saying that only the NPF party truly considers women to have a vital role in creating a better society. Therefore, in 2017, the party government initiated and announced a 33% reserve to local urban bodies, but unfortunately, due to public outcry, this could not materialize, the statement said.

Speaking on the Manipur state elections scheduled for next year, TR Zeliang expressed confidence that the NPF would win more seats and protect the Naga identity as well as the party.

He also called on women to come forward and play their important role in politics to shape a better society, the statement said.

NPF President Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu, who also spoke on the occasion, recalled that the NPF party was formed in the midst of blood and tears and with a goal for the Naga people. Now that other political parties are fit for the elections with a vision of power and money, he said the regional NPF is being formed “purely for the best purpose of the Naga people”.

“He recalled that the NPF party is for the vision of the Naga people, belongs to every Naga people, and said that many current leaders who may belong to different political parties could also one day return to the NPF party because this party does not belongs to no one but the Naga people, ”the statement said.

Short speeches were also given by the female wing of Manipur State Unity, Sano Vamuzo, the central adviser of the female wing and the central youth wing, he added.

According to the statement, the coordination meeting brought together female leaders of the Manipur State Unit and the 14 divisional units of Nagaland State. A four-point resolution was also adopted during the meeting in which the NPF Women’s Wing reiterated its support for the leadership of the party chairman, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu, and the leader of the NPF legislative party. , TR Zeliang, in order to perpetuate the party’s legacy of “Peace and Development” for the Naga people.

The NPF Women Wing reaffirmed its support for the leadership of its President Yanhola Yimchunger and decided to re-dedicate itself to the party’s vision by becoming a stronger wing. He also decided to fully support the party’s candidates in the upcoming Manipur State Assembly elections in 2022 by actively campaigning and participating in election rallies.

The NPF Women Wing has also decided to increase its current membership of its office from 23 to more and also to reactivate all of its unit levels in Nagaland in preparation for the 2023 general elections to the Assembly of the United Nations. ‘State of Nagaland. It will also visit all of its Nagaland divisional offices ahead of the declaration of the 2023 general election, the statement said.


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China’s Peng Shuai case becomes global political issue https://juryteam.org/chinas-peng-shuai-case-becomes-global-political-issue/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 04:35:02 +0000 https://juryteam.org/chinas-peng-shuai-case-becomes-global-political-issue/ The United States, France and the United Kingdom have called on China to ensure the safety of missing tennis star Peng Shuai. Meanwhile, IOC President Thomas Bach chats with the player via video. Updated November 8 at 8:05 p.m.: The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bagh, made a video call Sunday with […]]]>

The United States, France and the United Kingdom have called on China to ensure the safety of missing tennis star Peng Shuai. Meanwhile, IOC President Thomas Bach chats with the player via video.

Updated November 8 at 8:05 p.m.: The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bagh, made a video call Sunday with Peng Shuai, who has been missing since early November. He said his home in Beijing was safe and healthy. The IOC announced. Respect your privacy at this time. Pak was accompanied by IOC Athletics Commission President Emma Derho and Chinese IOC member Li Lingwe. The IOC website shows Peng smiling on a screen in front of a variety of cute toys.

The phone call with the IOC was Penn’s first overseas contact after he was accused of sexually harassing a senior politician. For example, the WTA, a players’ organization, tried unsuccessfully to contact Peng. But even this direct contact raises questions it cannot answer. Was Peng alone during the conversation? Was she at home? Who arranged the conversation? Unlike the WTA, the IOC has clearly distanced itself from politics. He did not comment on Peng’s case prior to the interview.

Peng Shuai issue becomes global political issue – US, France, Britain need to clarify

First report on November 21, 4:08 p.m.: BEIJING / MUNICH – The disappearance of tennis player Peng Shuai has reached politics. The United States, France and Great Britain challenged this weekend China Present proof of the whereabouts and safety of the former world number one in the doubles division. “We are deeply saddened by the disappearance of Peng Shuai and will continue to follow this case closely,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement released in London on Saturday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should also clarify.

Peng has not been seen in public since allegations of sexual harassment against former Vice Premier Zhang Koli surfaced on the Weibo online service on November 2. of the Communist Party and becomes Deputy Prime Minister. The persuasion Peng described occurred years later when they met again at the Zhang couple’s home. The listeners erased the mail in half an hour and the play began.

Chinese government remains silent on Peng Shuai affair

The Chinese government has so far remained silent. But over the weekend, Chinese state media posted videos and photos of Peng Shuai shown in normal everyday situations. Hu Xujin, editor-in-chief of the state newspaper World time, Release of two videos on Saturday. One of them showed up to dinner with his trainer and two friends. On Sunday, a video and photos of children watching Peng Shuai in the final of a tennis tournament spread. The organizer had posted.

The organization of the WTA dinner, an organization of international players, were not impressed with the video. It was said to be positive to see Peng. “But it is not clear whether it is free and able to operate without coercion or disruption.” Last week, the WTA was already questioning the credibility of the mysterious Postal Penguin. He pointed out that he had never blamed Zhang and that he had retired.

WTA threatens to withdraw from China; US, UK plan to boycott Olympics through embassy

The WTA is threatening to withdraw from China because of this issue. The organization certainly has some influence, since many high-level competitions are held in China every year. WTA President Steve Simon said his association’s relationship with China is “at a crossroads.” In a letter to the Chinese ambassador in Washington. “I hope you can count on the Chinese leadership to carry this message so that the problem can be solved. International tennis stars Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic and most recently Roger Federer have also publicly expressed their concerns about him. coworker.

The United States and Britain are considering a diplomatic boycott of the February 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. This means that athletes can compete, but none of the government officials will travel to Beijing. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova scum on Twitter: “I can’t hear you CIO !!! The last time I checked, Peng Shuai was an Olympian !!! ” Missing Star Case “Women are taller than tennis, taller than tennis, taller than the game. And the Beijing Winter Games were a thorn in the side of many Western politicians anyway because of the human rights violations in Hong Kong. However, most states have so far hesitated to ignore it. (With Cake / AFP)



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Smog of Democracy – Why Air Pollution is Not a Political Problem https://juryteam.org/smog-of-democracy-why-air-pollution-is-not-a-political-problem/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 09:35:12 +0000 https://juryteam.org/smog-of-democracy-why-air-pollution-is-not-a-political-problem/ An aerial view of Delhi covered in a thick layer of smog on November 5, 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | The imprint Text size: A- A + WWhy is air pollution not a political problem? If this thought crossed your mind last week, you are not alone. If you live in the National […]]]>
An aerial view of Delhi covered in a thick layer of smog on November 5, 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | The imprint

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WWhy is air pollution not a political problem? If this thought crossed your mind last week, you are not alone. If you live in the National Capital Region, you only need to look at yourself and your neighbors to notice bouts of coughing, shortness of breath and eye irritation. Or just look out the window. Thanks to media headlines in recent days, a significant population is reasonably paranoid, as it should be, about Delhi’s AQI levels. Why, then, are democratically elected governments not also concerned?

This is not a lazy, naive or moral question, but a real puzzle. This is not a routine accusation against politics and politicians for being corrupt and myopic etc. Daily politics are like a market. Just as a business works for profit, a political entrepreneur works for power. Just as we don’t expect a trader to take losses for serving customers, we shouldn’t expect ordinary political leaders and parties to risk losing elections to serve the people. Political parties and political leaders do what they are rewarded for and refrain from doing what they can be punished for. They do not act honestly and wisely because they have little electoral incentive to do so.

Air pollution is different. Or so it would seem. Air quality is not a distant, invisible issue that escapes attention. You don’t need the media to see it. It doesn’t take medical knowledge to see that smog affects your health. Air quality is not just a temporary illness, it compromises lifespan. If there’s one thing every voter desperately needs, it’s clean air. So, political entrepreneurs should rush to meet this need, take credit for themselves and improve their electoral prospects. At least, it is the logic of political marketing that suggests it.

Yet the policy does not follow this logic. What happened at the Supreme Court last week has become an annual ritual: Delhi has a pollution emergency, the government wakes up after crossing the red line, someone rushes to court, and the court gives a disguise. And we wait for next year.


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Inaction of AAP, BJP, MCD

While there could be some debate about the performance of the Delhi government led by the Aam Aadmi party in other areas, even his friends would not accuse the Arvind Kejriwal government of having done something to improve the quality of the air. Over the past six years, the number of DTCs the buses fell. Metro fares have become prohibitive. Last mile connectivity is still non-existent. With the exception of cheap gadgets like smog towers, the Kejriwal government hasn’t even tried to be seen doing anything about air pollution. He did not bother to spend the tax collected on behalf of the environment. In retrospect, the introduction of CNG by Sheila Dixit was the only serious step taken by an elected government in Delhi to improve the quality of the air its constituents breathe.

To be fair to the Delhi government, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Narendra Modi’s government are not doing better. MCD has done virtually nothing to control waste combustion or construction pollution. The Modi government, always keen to wrest power away from Kejriwal, is happy to file affidavits in the Supreme Court and do nothing else.

So here’s the question for you: How come governments don’t care about something that regularly affects not only an overwhelming majority, but every voter? How can political parties turn a blind eye to an issue concerning the life or death of the largest possible vote bank? It is a puzzle not only for you and me, but also for democratic theory.

You cannot solve this riddle unless you recognize that there is nothing magical about the mechanism called democracy. There is no reason for democracy to meet the real need, even the deepest, of an overwhelming part or of the whole population. Democratic politics can meet the needs of a majority, but only under certain conditions. Glossy democracy advertising tends to obscure the fine print that says “conditions apply.”


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Awareness, articulation, aggregation – alternative

Babasaheb Ambedkar alluded to these conditions when urging his supporters to “educate, organize and agitate” and use democratic spaces for the marginalized section. You have to rephrase them somewhat to solve the problem of air pollution.

First of all, competition policy responds to demand, not just needs. With the exception of some visionary political leaders, a politician does not need to meet the needs of voters unless their needs are expressed in the form of a clear demand. It requires clear awareness and articulation. Voters must be able to relate the consequences to the cause: The visible fact of pollution to inaction by governments. And they should not keep it to themselves, but express it publicly. The first condition is: voters must speak out on air pollution.

The second condition is the aggregation of requests. In politics, demand is necessary but not sufficient. Some or more individuals shouting out loud is not an answer. Someone needs to bring these demands together and mobilize the disparate groups that are in favor of the demand. With the exception of very intelligent and sensitive politicians who can anticipate a demand before it is presented to them, ordinary politicians do not budge unless threatened by collective action. The second condition is therefore: learn to organize. Form mohalla committees, air quality watch groups and collective strategies to appoint and humiliate the leaders and bureaucrats responsible for this mess.

Finally, such collective action can take a step back but this does not guarantee decisive and effective action. Mere criticism does not move voters unless they see tangible and effective alternatives. Corruption has always existed and has been criticized, but it only becomes a decisive electoral issue when a leader or a party perceived as honest is in the electoral fray. The same goes for air quality or the environment in general.

Ordinary voters may be sick and tired or even disgusted with the performance of government, but this issue can only become decisive when another political party puts it on its agenda and comes up with a credible alternative course of action. Here is the third condition: An alternative both in terms of policy and policy.

Air pollution or climate change will not become a political problem in itself, however severe the problem is. It has to be made a problem. You and I must remove the smog of democracy through outreach, public articulation, intelligent aggregation, and the presentation of alternatives.

Yogendra Yadav is one of the founders of Jai Kisan Andolan and Swaraj India. Opinions are personal.

(Edited by Neera Majumdar)

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