Election Laws will have to be amended because of Corona Virus – Satya Pal Jain

Chandigarh 6 May, 2020. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-MP, Additional Solicitor General of India and a Senior BJP Leader has said that in the coming times, Election Law may have to be drastically amended in view of the ‘social distancing” which has become a social necessity today. He said that in the new situation which has arisen because of Corona Virus, it may not be possible to permit voting in Polling Booths where people assemble in large numbers and the government may have to examine introducing Online Voting or Postal Voting to avoid large scale gatherings in polling booths.

Mr. Jain was addressing a “Webinar” organized by Beyond Law CLC and UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh on the issue of “Election Laws in India”. About 350 advocates, law students and teachers participated in this webinar, which was also streamed live on social media. The webinar was conducted by Mr. Vikas Chatrath, Advocate.

Mr. Jain said that during the last 2 months, the Election Commission itself had to adjourn voting in the Rajya Sabha elections in various states to prevent violation ‘Social Distancing’, even where only limited number of MLAs were to vote and, therefore, how can it conduct elections in various states where lakhs and lakhs of people have to vote, divided into hundreds of Polling Booths which are managed by thousands of employees. He said that the time has come when other alternatives of voting like ‘Online Voting’ or ‘Postal Ballot’, etc. etc. have to be examined and a consensus has to be reached in the country.

Replying to a question by a young law student, Mr. Jain said that unfortunately different Speakers of different Vidhan Sabhas have kept the issues of disqualification of MLAs under the “Anti Defection Law” for a long time with a view to help and save the governments of their own political parties. He said that a time limit of 3-4 months should be prescribed for the Speakers to decide the “Anti Defection Petitions”, one way or the other.

To another query, by another student, Mr. Jain clarified that the Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Udhav Thackeray will have to become an MLA or MLC before May 27, 2020, i.e. within 6 months of his becoming a Chief Minister, otherwise as per the Constitution of India, he will cease to be the Chief Minister on that date. Thereafter, he cannot be appointed even a Minister or Chief Minister unless he is elected to either of the 2 houses of the Maharashtra Legislative.

The webinar continued for about 90 minutes in which about 350 persons participated and Mr. Jain replied to various questions put by the participants.          

Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 purely Legal and Constitutional – Satya Pal Jain

Chandigarh December 28, 2019. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex. BJP MP, Additional Solicitor General of India & a member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP has said that recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 is a perfectly valid and is absolutely Constitutional, which has been passed by the Parliament in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 11 of the Constitution of India. He said that he is very confident that this amendment will withstands the test of Judicial Review in any Court of law.

            Mr. Jain was addressing a press conference in Chandigarh today in favour of the CAA, as a part of the nationwide awareness campaign, started by the BJP in favour of the CAA.

           Severely criticizing the Congress and other opposition parties for making utterly false and absolutely baseless assertion about the Act, Mr. Jain said that this Act does not take away any right of any citizen of the 130 crore population of India. He said that because of this Act, neither the citizenship of any Indian citizen, may be of any religion, can be take away or will be take away at any time.

Satya Pal Jain, Ex-MP and Additional Solicitor General of India ,address a Press Conference on Citizenship Amendment Act at Press Club, Sector 27, Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Vicky

           He said that under Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution of India, Indian Constitution gave rights to the minorities in India to manage and preserve their religion, culture etc. etc., which has been upheld by the Hon’ble Courts in a number of judgments. He said that by way of the CAA, the minorities of the neighboring countries, i.e. Afganistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, have also been given similar rights in the matter of acquiring citizenship of the country. He said that for the purpose of acquiring citizenship, earlier a migrant had to wait for 11 years before he could become a citizen of India, but by the present amendment this period of 11 years has been reduced to 5 years. Similarly, the proviso which has been added now makes it clear that the people belonging to minorities coming from Afganistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh will not be treated as illegal intruders.

            He said that the manner in which the minorities, including Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Jain etc., were persecuted in those 3 countries, they had no other option except to rush to India for shelter. He said that the present Central Government led by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi has given shelter to them and by granting citizenship to those people, they have been allowed to live for the rest of their lives like respectable citizens of the country.

           Mr. Jain said that the statements issued by various Chief Ministers, including Capt. Amrinder Singh and Smt. Mamta Banerjee, that they will not allow this amendment to be implemented in their States, are perverse in nature because the State Governments have no role in the implementation of the CAA because it is a Central Act. He said that all the State Governments are bound to honour and respect the laws enacted by the Parliament of India and, in case they flout it, it is the insult and disrespect to the rule of law, Constitution of India and Democratic polity of the country.

           Mr. Jain said that the Congress leaders like Smt. Priyanka Gandhi and Sh. Rahul Gandhi have been frustrated in their political lives to such an extent that they have started making absolutely false statements and using derogatory and foul language against the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and other leaders of the BJP. He said that the people of this country will never forgive the Congress for betraying the interests of the minority community from abroad and also for carrying out false propaganda against the present Centre Government.

            Mr. Jain said that in case the opposition feels that the amendment carried out by Parliament in Citizenship Act is not valid, they had every right to go to the Supreme Court and challenge the same, instead of resorting to violence and protest etc and causing damage to the public property. He said that people of India have understood the evil design of the Congress and will give them a befitting lesson in the days to come. He advised the opposition leaders to first visit the camps of minority migrants of these 3 countries in various parts of India, study the pitiable conditions under which they are living and then make any statement about them. 

मोदी बचे हुये रावणों को भी पराजित करने को कृत संकल्प – सत्य पाल जैन

चण्डीगढ़ 8 अक्टूबर, 2019. चण्डीगढ़ के पूर्व सांसद एवं भारत के अपर महासालिसिटर श्री सत्य पाल जैन ने कहा है कि आज दषहरे के दिन जहां बुराई पर अच्छाई की जीत मनाने का पर्व है वहीं देष की जनता के लिये यह भी संकल्प करने का दिन है कि वह भ्रष्टाचारगंदगीनिठल्ला पनजो बुराई के ही नये रूप हैको भी पराजित कर के दम लेगी।

     श्री जैन आज सांय श्री दषहरा कमेटी सैक्टर 43 एवं दषहरा कमेटी सैक्टर 48 मे आयोजित विजय दषमी पर्वो के अवसर पर उपस्थित जन समूह को मुख्य अतिथि के नाते सम्बोधित कर रहे थे। सैक्टर 43 में श्री जैन ने रावणमेघनाथ एवं कुभ कर्ण के पुतलों को अग्नि भी दी।

     श्री जैन ने कहा कि आज देष के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जिस ढंग से भारतीय संस्कृतिभारतीय धार्मिक परम्पराओं तथा भारतीय जीवन मूल्यों को सारे विष्व के कोने-कोने तक पहुंचा रहे हैंउसकी सर्वत्र प्रषंसा हो रही है।

      चंडीगढ़ के महापौर श्री देवेष मोदगिल कहा कि श्री मोदी भारत की जनता को उस की भूली हुई ताकत का अहसास करवा करहमारे देष को इतना मजबूत बना देना चाहते हैजिससे देष बचे हुये रावणों का भी सर्वनाष कर सके।

     इस अवसर पर वरिष्ट ऐडवोकेट श्री गोविन्द गोयलडॉ0 शीनू अग्रवालश्रीमति अनामिका वालियाश्री जी. के. गिरधरश्री हरविन्दर सिंह चीमाश्री एम. के. गर्गश्री नरेन्द्र चौधरीश्रीमति रमा मथारू और श्री ज्ञान सिंह थिंड सहित काफ़ी संख्या में गणमान्य व्यक्ति भी उपस्थित थे।

Satya Pal Jain celebrates Gandhi Jayanti with the Hearing Impaired (Dumb & Deaf) Association

Chandigarh, 2 October, 2019. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex. BJP MP, Additional Solicitor General of India & a member of the National Working Committee of the BJP has said that one of the message given by Mahatma Gandhi to the society was that one should always give all possible help to those, who need it the most and who are not as lucky as you are.

                  Mr. Jain was addressing the gathering in a function organized by North Zone Chandigarh Deaf Society in Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri.

                  In a simple function, Mr. Jain, officer bearers and members of the society garlanded the photographs of Mahatma Gandhi and Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri. The society presented a Momento containing a photograph of Mahatma Gandhi to Sh. Jain.

                  Mr. Jain, appreciating the role played by the North Zone Chandigarh Deaf Society in helping the Specially Abled, said that there is a need for changing the mindset of the society towards the hearing impaired. He said that Mahatma Gandhi always stood for helping those who actually need it. He also said that every human being should feel concerned about those who can neither hear nor speak and give all possible help to each one of them.

महिलाओं के प्रति समाज की मानसिकता बदलना ज़रूरी – सत्य पाल जैन

चंडीगढ,19 मार्च, 2019. चण्डीगढ़ के पूर्व सांसद, भारत सरकार के अपर महासलिसिटर एवं भारतीय जनता पार्टी की राष्ट्रीय कार्यसमिति के सदस्य श्री सत्य पाल जैन ने कहा है कि समाज में महिलाओं के प्रति हो रही ज्यादतियां और अत्याचारों को रोकने के लिये समाज की मानसिकता को बदलना आवश्यक है। उन्होंने कहा कि कोई भी समाज तब तक उन्नति नहीं कर सकता जब तक उस समाज की महिलाओं को समाज में सम्मान की निगाह से नहीं देखा जाता तथा उन्हें हर तरह के शोषन और अत्याचारों से मुक्त नहीं रखा जाता।

         श्री जैन आज उनके द्वारा हाल ही में गठित समिति ‘पीड़ित महिलाओं की सहायता समिति’की पहली बैठक को सम्बोधित कर रहे थे। इस बैठक में, औरों के अतिरिक्त, श्रीमति अनामिका वालिया, श्रीमति रमा मथारू, श्रीमति चरण कमल कौर, श्रीमति रेणु रिषी गौतम, श्रीमति पूनम ठाकुर, मोहतरमा नजमा खान, डॉ. शिप्रा बंसल ने भी भाग लिया।

         श्री जैन ने कहा कि इस समिति के बनने के बाद कुछ ही दिनों में 5 केस उनके पास आये हैं जिन्हें मुफ्त कानूनी सहायता दी जा रही है। उन्होंने कहा कि ट्रिपल तलाक, दाज-दहेज के लिये बहुओं को घर से निकालना, मारना, जलाना आदि किसी भी सभ्य समाज पर एक कलंक है तथा जिस समाज में यह कुरितियां रहेगी वह समाज अपनी उच्चतम स्थिति को छू नहीं पायेगा।      समिति की अध्यक्ष श्रीमति अनामिका वालिया ने कहा कि इस समिति का विस्तार शहर के हर सैक्टर से किया जायेगा, ताकि महिलाओं की इस प्रकार की समस्याओं का जमीनी स्तर पर ही निपटारा हो सके। उन्होंने कहा कि यह समिति पूर्णतया गैर राजनैतिक है तथा इसका एकमात्र उदेष्य समाज में पीड़ित महिलाओं, चाहे वे किसी भी धर्म या जाति की हों, उनके उत्थान के लिये कार्य करना है।

Satya Pal Jain constitutes Committee to provide legal help to victim women

Chandigarh, March 10, 2019. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-City MP and Additional Solicitor General of India, in pursuance to the slogans of ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao’ and ‘Women Empowerment’ initiated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi, has constituted a committee of 55 women activists to help and assist all women, irrespective of their religion, caste or state, who are victims of various types of atrocities, like Triple Talaq, Domestic Violence, Dowry etc. etc. This committee will assist the victims and destitute women in fighting their cases in the Punjab & Haryana High Court as well as various other Courts in Chandigarh. This committee will also advice and counsel such harassed women and, if need be, give them free legal aid as well.

To begin with, the activities of this committee shall be confined only to the cases in Chandigarh and, if need be, such committees shall also be formed for other places within the jurisdiction of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. This committee consists of 25 practicing women advocates and 30 other women social workers.

This committee will work under the overall supervision of Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India.

The names of the members of the committee are:-

Advocates:-

  1. Mrs. Bhavna Datta
  2. Ms. Puneeta Sethi
  3. Ms. Gehna Vaishnavi
  4. Mrs. Sharmila Sharma
  5. Ms. Neha Sharma
  6. Mrs. Anita Balyan
  7. Mrs. Gurmeet Kaur Gill
  8. Mrs. Geeta Sharma
  9. Mrs. Monica Chawla
  10. Mrs. Rajni Narula
  11. Mrs. Saigeeta Srivastva
  12. Mrs. Sonia Sharma
  13. Mrs. Anupama Sharma
  14. Mrs. Savita Chaudhary
  15. Ms. Shweta Nahata
  16. Mrs. Shalini Attri
  17. Mrs. Poonam Thakur
  18. Mrs. Renu Rishi Gautam
  19. Ms. Amrita Singh
  20. Ms. Kanica Sachdeva
  21. Mrs. Supriya Arora
  22. Mrs. Anu Sharma
  23. Mrs. Nitika Gadkari
  24. Ms. Tanvi Jain
  25. Ms. Alisha Arora

Social Workers:-

  1. Mrs. Anamika Walia
  2. Mrs. Rama Matharu
  3. Mrs. Mamta Dogra
  4. Mrs. Balvinder Rana Rubi Singh
  5. Dr. Meena Chadha
  6. Mrs. Rubi Gupta
  7. Mrs. Pooja Bakshi
  8. Mrs. Pooja Barar
  9. Mrs. Rekha Sood
  10. Mrs. Arti Sharma
  11. Dr. Sheenu Aggarwal
  12. Mrs. Charan Kamal Kaur
  13. Mrs. Meera Sharma
  14. Mrs. Kamini Sharma
  15. Mrs. Vineeta Garg
  16. Mrs. Geeta Sachdeva
  17. Mrs. Neetu Thakur
  18. Mrs. Ashu Sharma
  19. Mrs. Teena Sehgal
  20. Mrs. Anjali
  21. Mrs. Sangeeta Pandey
  22. Mrs. Shipra Bansal
  23. Mrs. Rajni Singh Thakur
  24. Mrs. Meenakshi Thakur
  25. Dr. Kanchan Chandan
  26. Mrs. Neha Gupta
  27. Mrs. Anita Khanna
  28. Mrs. Akansha Sharma
  29. Mrs. Parvesh Chauhan
  30. Mrs. Reeta Rani Sood

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