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Would Sheila Dixit Have Stopped Apollo 11?

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm

On the 16th of July in 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins set off on the first manned mission that landed on the Moon and returned safely to Earth.  If Sheila Dixit,  Chief Minister of Delhi, had her way, the Apollo 11 mission would have been deemed too adventurous and the astronauts would have been told to stay home.

At least that’s what Sheila Dixit thinks the citizens of Delhi should do at night.  Commenting on the murder of journalist Soumya Viswanathan, Dixit is reported to have said:

“All by herself till 3 am at night in a city where people believe…you know…you should not be so adventurous.”

This remark closely follows another government minister, Oscar Fernandes, justifying murder.

Oscar Fernandes Should Resign

In The Ugly on September 24, 2008 at 3:29 am

On the 22nd of September, L.K. Chaudhary, the CEO of an Indian company, was lynched by former employees of his factory.  Justifying the muder, Oscar Fernandes, Labour Minister in the Government of India said:

“There are disparities in the wages of permanent employees and contract workers. The workers should not be pushed so hard that they resort to whatever that had happened in Noida,”

The law is meant to protect the rights of the individual and when a minister in a government inverts this principle and defends instead the violation of rights then that minister is unfit for office.

Therefore, Mr. Fernandes should be asked to step down from his post immediately.