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If you spent today paying attention to the January 6th Hearings, you might have missed several other big pieces of news. Here are 16 threads worth reading:

1/16: Turkey, Sweden, and Finland reached an agreement permitting Sweden and Finland to join NATO:
2/16: The full joint declaration, which came on the opening day of the NATO Summit, can be found here:
3/16: This is crucially important for democracy because occupying Finland has been on Russia’s wishlist, according to Dugin’s Foundations of Geopolitics, which I wrote about here, in February:
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[Constitution Day function at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi]

Inaugural ceremony of Constitution Day celebrations
hosted by the Registry of Supreme Court of India to begin shortly

PM Narendra Modi, CJI NV Ramana to be in attendance

#supremecourt #ConstitutionDay
@PMOIndia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives #supremecourt #ConstitutionDay
Justice UU Lalit delivers the introductory speech
#supremecourt #ConstitutionDay
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Friday, 26 November
#ConstitutionDay 2021 in India
A Brief Recap....Thread Image
Following were the referred documents for copy & paste to draft our Constitution.
1. Magna Carta 1215
2. Petition of Right of 1628
3. Bill of Rights 1689
4. The Act of Settlement 1701 and
5. Certain special Acts of Parliament.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected the permanent Chairman of the Constituent Assembly. It met on December 9, 1946. The "Muslim League" members were not understanding the reason and not agreeing to any viable proposition.
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Namaste all Hindus.

Today is celebrated as Constitution Day as on 26th Nov 1949, Constitution was adopted by Constituent Assembly whose legitimacy was questionable as it represented <15% Indians.

Very important to know that this Constitution makes Hindus 2nd class citizens.
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On 5-11-1948, Sri Damodar Swarup Seth, a Socialist Member moved a motion that as Constituent Assembly was not elected through universal adult franchise, it did not have representative credentials to make a Constitution for India.

His motion was rejected.

Read his👇speech
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Sardar Patel became Chairman of Committee on Fundamental Rights.
He interalia recommended Articles 25-30 denying equal religious, cultural &educational rights to Hindus on par with Minorities, making Hindus 2nd class citizens and laid foundation for destruction of Hinduism.
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#TodayinHistory in 1987, results from the national plebiscite to ratify the new #PH 1987 Constitution came out w/ an overwhelming majority (76.3% or 16,622,111 votes) of the Filipino electorate affirming what would be the highest law of the land. THREAD. #ConstitutionDay #history Image
In 1986, fresh from the EDSA People Power Revolution that ousted Ferdinand Marcos & the dictatorship, the people acknowledged the leadership of Corazon Aquino to move forward when she was sworn in as #PH President by Justice Claudio Teehankee on 25 Feb.
Aquino had 3 options: (1) return to the 1935 Constitution as amended in 1939, (2) retain the 1973 Constitution that gave Marcos a cloak of legality, (3) to start w/ a clean slate by drafting a brand new constitution. Aquino chose the third option.
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one simple photograph can tell u much more about historical figures or events than any book you might read or any charter you might analyze.
These 30 Intriguing Pictures Are Some of the Rarest Photographs Ever Captured in India
1. Rabindranath Tagore with Albert Einstein in 1920s Image
2.  Indira Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin And Jawaharlal Nehru in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1953

#photography #indiaphoto #Historicalphotos #india #leader Image
3. The last time Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was arrested by the British police

#photography #indiaphoto #Historicalphotos #india #leader #NetajiSubhashChandraBose Image
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Strange to note that PM @narendramodi ji has not tweeted anything on #2611MumbaiAttacks yet but he tweeted on Maradona. Forget condemning Pak for sponsoring it, why not remember our own people who were mercilessly butchered by terrorists? Remember Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan?
This tweet does mention #2611Attack but it is not solely dedicated tweet to that attack. I fully back and adore Prime Minister @narendramodi sir but if he doesn't remember martyrs and innocent citizens explicitly, we have right to ask the reason from him.
I hope you realize that @narendramodi doesn't tweet even once himself. His team does it. Save your innocence for someone else.

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Virtual discussion on Women, Law and the Legal Profession to be held shortly as part of Jindal’s Global Virtual Conference.

Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal to render keynote address.

@JindalGLS
@JindalGlobalUNI
Welcome address by Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JGU

Presidential Address by Geeta Ramaseshan, Advocate, Madras High Court

Special Address by Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, Shadul Amarchand Mangaldas.

The event can be viewed live here:

Session begins. Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar welcomes the gathering.
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Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) will be celebrating Constitution Day through video conference.

Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde is the Chief Guest for the function while Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is Guest of Honour.

#ConstitutionDay2020 #SupremeCourt

@rsprasad
#ConstitutionDay2020: SCBA celebration commences. Acting Secretary Rohit Pandey welcoming the guests.

"We are proud as members of Bar to be stakeholders in judicial system which protects rights of people. Supreme Court has played a stellar role on the sentinels of democracy."
#ConstitutionDay2020: Function starts with National Anthem.

#SupremeCourt #SCBA
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Principal Director General,All India Radio News Jaideep Bhatnagar,officials and staff of Newsrooms of @airnewsalerts and @AirNewsHindi read the Preamble to the Constitution of India, on the occasion of #ConstitutionDay

#SamvidhanDivas
#ConstitutionDay2020
Regional news units of All India Radio @airnewsalerts in Itanagar,Imphal, Aizawl,Guwahati reading the Preamble to the Constitution of India, on the occasion of #ConstitutionDay

#SamvidhanDivas
#ConstitutionDay2020
Officials and staff of Regional news units of All India Radio in Chennai,Nagpur,Bengaluru and Tiruchirappalli, reading the Preamble to the Constitution of India, on the occasion of #ConstitutionDay

#SamvidhanDivas
#ConstitutionDay2020
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So on this #ConstitutionDay what do we see :
1. Nearly 10 lakh people in JK denied rights to access 4G internet despite SC pronouncements on proportionality principle.
2. Discussions about bringing State monitoring over citizens' decisions to choose life partner and religion.
3. A Supreme Court which is getting increasingly wary of holding the executive to account to the constitution.
4. Increased state intolerance towards citizen movements and protests. Use of sedition, NSA, UAPA to crack down dissent.
#ConstitutionDay
5. Parliament which acts like a rubber stamp passing laws without effective discussions.
6. Increased impunity for hate speech against minorities.
7. Election Commission not doing anything to control brazen communal propaganda in elections.

#ConstitutionDay2020
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Global Virtual Conference hosted by Jindal Global Law School of OP Jindal Global University:

Supreme Court Judge, Justice DY Chandrachud to render Constitutional Day Lecture shortly.

@JindalGLS
@JindalGlobalUNI

#ConstitutionDay2020
#ConstitutionDay
#ConstitutionofIndia
Presidential Address to be given by Professor (Dr) Upendra Baxi.

Event begins. It can be viewed live here:

Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of JGU commences welcome address.

@JindalGLS
@JindalGlobalUNI
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Today is #ConstitutionDay and we the people of AAF want to remind y’all: abortion is protected by the Constitution no matter how many anti-abortion nobodies try to make access impossible! Image
It’s also Citizenship Day, which makes this a perfect time to mention all the bullshit ways anti-abortion people weaponize citizenship to deny people access and rights.
#AbolishICE
Texas and New Mexico abortion providers last year noticed an uptick in patients canceling appointments for fear of ICE or deportation. Because if anti-abortion laws don’t work, bullying might! buzzfeednews.com/article/briann…
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Oliver Ellsworth
William Samuel Johnson
Roger Sherman
Richard Bassett
Gunning Bedford
Jacob Broom
John Dickinson
George Read
Abraham Baldwin
William Few
William Houston
William L. Pierce
Daniel Carroll
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
Luther Martin
James McHenry
John F. Mercer
Elbridge Gerry
Nathaniel Gorham
Rufus King
Caleb Strong
Nicholas Gilman
John Langdon
David Brearly
Jonathan Dayton
William C. Houston
William Livingston
William Paterson
Alexander Hamilton
John Lansing, Jr.
Robert Yates
William. Blount
William R. Davie
Alexander Martin
Richard. Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson
George Clymer
Thomas Fitzsimons
Benjamin Franklin
Jared Ingersoll
Thomas Mifflin
Gouverneur Morris
Robert Morris
James Wilson
Pierce Butler
Charles Pinckney
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Are you registered to vote in #Election2020? Deadlines in 4 states (AK, HI, MS, RI) are just 17 days away.

Check your status or register here ➡️ vote.org

If you're trans/GNC/nonbinary, #KnowYourRights about voting here ➡️ lambdalegal.org/vote

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During the 2016 Pride season, we polled nearly 5,000 people across the country and asked if they planned on voting.

Almost 15% said no! lambdalegal.org/voter-suppress…
Of those who were 18+, over 18% were not registered. Almost 6% were disenfranchised by the electoral system. Almost 4% were wary due to photo ID laws.

Even one person being turned away from exercising their right to vote is too many. lambdalegal.org/voter-suppress…
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Bill Barr is a disgrace. As a former Department of Justice employee, I take personal offense to his demeaning comments about the skilled, dedicated public servants who work in our federal justice system. npr.org/2020/09/17/913…
Unlike Bill Barr, the line prosecutors, investigators, & federal agents I worked beside as US Attorney—& know still—believe in equal justice under the law. A justice system free from political corruption is clearly not only a foreign concept to Bill Barr, but an anathema.
The Department of Justice deserves better than an Attorney General who celebrates #ConstitutionDay by corrupting our justice system, spewing vile lies about voting, discrediting the Black Lives Matter movement, & comparing public health guidance to slavery.
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Occurring right now. Watch online at ket.org/ky-supreme-cou…

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Unsurprisingly, Buckner, legal staff for @GovAndyBeshear began with fear mongering. It’s clear their argument is that fear of #COVID__19 outweighs the fundamental rightist enshrined in the Constitution.
Judge Vanmeter asks Buckner to speak on the argument that @GovAndyBeshear’s execitive actions are arbitrary, citing childcare centers.
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems At this juncture, it’s clear to explain
an old saw from Mike Parson’s campaign:
random rural yard signs to
applaud Mike’s designs to
continue his post-Greitens reign.
In this specimen Parson would take in
uninformed voters in County Macon. 1/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems The reality, though: far more grim
as school districts may soon sink, not swim
in each piteous scene
of a mass quarantine as
new cases exceed counties’ brim.
Yet the venue’s the same:
still in Macon. Why no
mask mandate? Parson’s mistaken.
2/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems Yes; thank goodness the
National Guard, unlike Mike,
at this moment works hard
citizens to protect.
Parson’s lies we reject,
evidenced by his COVID scorecard.
Folks still ask: why no #MaskUp
mandate? Parson’s post outweighs
the #ShowMe State.

🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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@GovParsonMO As detailed by the gov after Greitens
sheer stupidity that truly frightens.
Show me incompetence:
Parson’s claims make no sense. His
feigned ignorance surely enlightens.

@BluebirdsofMO @classEireland
@EnglishTeach07 @jzikah
@LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7
@GovParsonMO @BluebirdsofMO @classEireland @EnglishTeach07 @jzikah @LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7 Parson’s tweet makes it patently clear
Donald’s virus won’t soon disappear.
As Mike plays it both ways
many eyebrows we raise.
His mixed messages ring insincere.
We can vote #LIBERTY,
or vote death — we must #VOTE
like it impacts our breath. 😷

🗽 @nicolergalloway
⚰️ @mikeparson ImageImageImageImage
@GovParsonMO @BluebirdsofMO @classEireland @EnglishTeach07 @jzikah @LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7 @nicolergalloway @mikeparson County Hickory’s dithering dork to
instruct sex ed would draw a stork.
Science ain’t his forte;
later victims will pay,
but at least he’s an expert on pork.

So to no one’s amazement or shock every county went red on Mike’s clock.

#mogov 🔥 #GovernorArson
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Constitution Day celebrations by Supreme Court Bar Association: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is Guest of Honour. @htTweets
#ConstitutionDay: The day we dedicated this Constitution to ourselves is a great day in the annals of history.
#ConstitutionDay: Ordinary people in India know that they have power to unseat any leader from power, whether at the Centre or States, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
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Breaking myths on #ConstitutionDay, .
1. Ambedkar didn't write the Constitution, in fact he later disavowed it.

2. The Constitution was largely a cut and paste of British India Act of 1935 which Nehru had called "a charter of slavery."

3. Who wrote it?

So Sir Benegal Rau wrote the Constitution. He was a dyed in the wool Angrezi bureaucrat, knighted for his loyalty to the British Empire. He was the main drafter, Ambedkar was chair of Drafting Committee, but not many changes were made to Rau's draft by the Committee.
An excerpt from the talk above on why the @narendramodi govt's obsession with the "formal economy", without fixing the oppressive English colonial state, is a major reason for the slowdown.

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