Britian gets its 1st Sikh High CourtJudge ... and the 2nd Sikh Judge. Earlier Sir Mota Singh was appointed as a judge in a lower court. What have you to comment on this??
UK, by law, is secular, just like India. But to those who are praising the British democracy should actually stay there and experience the prejudice.
And all those who claim this is a victory for all Indians, its like the Penguins being jubilant at the success of the film "March of the Penguins"
Mr Singh, 47, a founding member of Matrix Chambers, has forged a name for himself as a dogged human rights lawyer.
His elevation comes at a time of concern over the lack of diversity within the judiciary, which tends to remain an overwhelmingly Oxbridge-educated white-man's world. Five new High Court judges were appointed yesterday, four of whom are white men.
The House of Lords constitution committee is investigating diversity within the judiciary. Of the 3,598 judges in England and Wales in 2010, just 20.6 per cent are women and 4.8 per cent from ethnic minorities.
Now, if u r interested, this is a TRUE CLASSIC. Check it out. This is one of the recipients of the Hero of the USSR medal during Stalinist times.
In WW2, when HItler's armies were menacing thru in early stages, a Soviet tank depot was caught off guard by a 10,000 strong German mech. infantry .It was an overpass in Central Asia. Well, there were poorly armed 2.5 k strong SOviet troops aka ppl from Central Asia KAra Kum. One of 'em was a dude called Arsalan Mekmadov. HE was just a soldier w/a old rifle.
Well, in the first wave the entire Soviet defense force got wiped, but Germans took 1.8k losses and pulled back to see reactions of tank depot. Only ol' Mekmadov survived. He just didn't give a s**t. He passed the time by going to nearby mountain and taking some bhang and sativa flowers off the mountain field ...more