The year 2017 is nearing its end, and it is but natural, and mandatory to look back at what made the masses sit up and take notice, pass judgements, and make comments.So here’s bringing to you 7 major incidents that created controversies as per our discretion.
In early October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker have reported that dozens of women had accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape.
Shortly after the first allegations, Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked by its board.
It revealed how big corporates and individuals keep their money in 19 tax havens to evade taxes. Paradise Papers has revealed big names like Queen Elizabeth II, Bono, and Madonna.
A total of 714 Indians have been named in the Papers including Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot, Amitabh Bachchan, and Vijay Mallya.
United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Trump ordered the planning of the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The move was criticised by majority of international leaders, including the European Union's foreign policy chief. A motion condemning the move was proposed in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) but was vetoed by the United States after a 14-1 vote.
Russia Banned From Winter Olympics by International Olympic Committee (IOC) amid doping charges
The move follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia.
Instant Triple Talaq Controversy
The apex court termed triple talaq in violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, which provides for equality before the law.
The Lok Sabha on December 28 passed the contentious triple talaq bill making instant divorce illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband.
The bill was passed after the House rejected a string of amendments moved by various opposition members.
Under the law, instant triple talaq in any form, spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp would be illegal and void.
Palestine Envoy Shares Stage With Hafiz Saeed In Pakistan
The meeting with Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a global terrorist by the United States and the Union Nations at India's request, "surprised and shocked" many in New Delhi.
The troubles continued for the film which was scheduled to hit the theatres on December 1. The protests only got intensified throughout the year with threats of beheading the lead actress Deepika Padukone who is playing the titular role.
The Karni Sena claims the film distorts facts and hurts the pride and sentiments of the Rajput community.
A note from producers Viacom 18 says, “We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course.”