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Such expectations reinforce the German public?" he said.Clock tower is a busy chowk in the heart of the town However from what the deposed chief minister said it was clearthat a meeting did take place between him and the journalist who made the sting CD It is significant as Rawat had so far been challenging the veracity of the CD calling it "fake" "Why should anyone spend Rs 15 crore for me The man (journalist) was saying something meaningless to while away my time and I said something to while away his How does it matter We keep saying things like this on a daily basis Does that mean they should be used against us" Rawatsaid The sting CD made by the editor-in-chief of a private news channel and circulated by the nine Congress rebels who created a political crisis in the state by siding with opposition BJP in the state Assembly purportedly shows Rawat negotiating a money deal with the journalist to buy the support of MLAs who had revolted against him A17-year-old minor from Mathura on Saturday lodged a police complaint against her husband accusing him of raping her The incident comes to light after the Supreme Court’s recent verdict that said sexual intercourse with wives between 15 and 18 years of age will be considered rape According to The Times of India Uttar Pradesh Police bookedMohan Bhardwaj a ‘katha vachak’ following the complaint from the girl Representational image AFP "After our marriage he tried to force me into prostitution and when I refused he started harassing me I informed my in-laws about it but they refused to help me So I returned to my mother’s house" the girl was quoted as saying by The Times of India She added that when she refused to return to Bhardwaj’s house he put her picture on Facebook with the alleged rates she charged for sex The police said that the matter was being inquired into and the accused would be arrested soon On 12 October the Supreme Court in a landmark judgmentcriminalised sexual intercourse by a man with his minor wife The offence can attract a jail term of 10 years under the India Penal Code or even a life term under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act The apex court’s decision to amend exception 2 of section 375 (definition of rape) of the IPC which had earlier exempted husbands from being tried for rape for having sexual relations with wives of 15 to 18 years of age made such males liable for prosecution and stringent punishment The court had highlighted the inconsistencies in two penal laws saying as per the exception 2 to section 375 of IPC a man’s sexual intercourse with his wife between the age group of 15-18 was not rape but at the same time it is an offence of aggravated penetrative sexual assault and punishable under section 6 of the POCSO Act The court had also observed that the exception 2 of section 375 of IPC creates a distinction between a married girl child and an unmarried girl child with no real rationale Justice Gupta who wrote a separate but concurrent verdict said the age of marriage was 18 in all laws and the exception is given in the rape law under the IPC is "capricious arbitrary and violates the rights of a girl child" With inputs from PTI The killing of unarmed protesting farmers in Madhya Pradesh made the intentions of the state very clear with a brutal candour In essence this death is no different from the thousands of farmers who have committed suicide across the country due to their inability to repay agricultural debts According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 302116 farmers in India had committed suicide from 1995 till 2014 Their deaths in the forgotten corners of our busy country has had little impact on the political conscience or its governance apparatus In contrast the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revealed that banks had given up Rs 1 lakh crore by writing off bad loans to corporates between 2007 and 2013 The largest loan waiver to farmers ever was Rs 60000 crore The question is why should the waiving of the loan of a poor farmer be the patronising act of the state that discovers them before every election and forgets them afterwards Vehicles in flames after being torched by the agitating farmers at Bhopal-Indore highway in Dewas district on Wednesday PTI Research in Vidarbha by this author shows that cotton farmers live in the fear of defaulting bank loans Every rupee they save is added to the sum of repayment sometimes at the cost of health and education requirements of their families Such calculations are carried in the worn-out pockets of their clothing and consulted every day Every rupee that the farmer repays to the bank is stained with the farmer’s sweat and tears and yet his/her commitment is neither recognised nor rewarded Farmers are commonly blamed for borrowing when they know they cannot repay Instead the truth was that farmers did not take bank loans that they could not repay Yet it takes just one non-payment for the farmer to be declared a defaulter and leave him vulnerable to the machinations of the private moneylenders These facts and figures have been killing the farmers in India since early 2000s and before And yet farm loans continue to be given at interest rates unaffordable for the farmer despite theknowledge of the difficulties the farmers face in cultivation of almost every crop that grows in India Farmers today are aware of the thousands of those who had killed themselves on the fields They understand that they are alone in their hopelessness; they have seen promises turn to lies too often and for long They have only one thing of value left with them their vote and the electoral democracy has devised ways to ensure that even this does not belong to the farmer Loan waivers have been opposed on the grounds that they are a temporary solution and that they did not improve the conditions of the farmers and that they disturbed the repayment discipline Such objections however do not survive the political needs during elections So when the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister kept his election promise and announced a loan waiver to farmers of Rs 36000 the move had different impact on Madhya Pradesh that goes to elections next year and the neighbouring Maharashtra that is in the middle of its elected tenure It is a heartless democracy that thinks of dying farmers as a vote-bank or to begin the fight for loan waivers just before the next elections This cold-blooded populism cuts across parties and applies as much to the government as the opposition parties who are courting arrest on the roads of Madhya Pradesh The discovery of the plight of the Indian farmer is an opportunistic performance by the politicians that should no longer convince the voter The politicisation of the loan waivers may be one of the reasons why it has been ineffective in helping the state of the farmers Auditing the 2008 loan waiver of the central government the comptroller and auditor general(CAG) covered 25 states involving a field audit of 90 576 farmers’ accounts The report had found that of the farmers checked nearly 135 percent were eligible for the scheme but were not considered by lending agencies The CAG had also found that of the 80299 farmers given loan waiver 85 percent were not eligible In 2824 cases with loans worth of Rs 864 crore there was found tampering of records About 1500 farmers were deprived of benefits of Rs 191 crores while in some states micro-finance institutions were reimbursed against rules Across 22 states the government repaid interest worth Rs 533 crore to lending agencies which they had not paid in the first place But most importantly over 34 percent farmers were not issued certificate of loan waivers which would have entitled them for fresh bank loans Unsurprisingly the idea of loan waivers as an election sop to desperate farmers does not seem to offend politicians The Congress in Gujarat had stated that it will waive farm loans if it came to power in the state in the elections later this year The Bahujan Samaj Party promised a loan waiver of Rs 1 to Rs 2 lakh if it won elections in Uttar Pradesh earlier in 2017 The state support like loan waivers must be de-linked from politics and delivered as a regular relief to the farmers Then the nation will be able to take pride in the fact it cared for its most hardworking honest and sincere citizens in some way In the end it takes courage to be a farmer in this country Despite the great rivers that flow through India a vast part of the agriculture is rain-fed and is not served by irrigation projects Despite a large pool of indigenous seeds that are perfectly suitable for Indian conditions the farmer must struggle with foreign seeds which are expensive and vulnerable The country recently sampled farmers’ resolve in the agitations in Madhya Pradesh and earlier in the demonstrations of farmers from Tamil Nadu in Delhi A nation can forget only this much and no more The author is a published writer independent researcher and writes on farmer suicides and electoral 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