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Kidnapping macabre apparently project the human face of ‘Patiala Police
28.10.16 - BIR DEVINDER SINGH*

The horrendous kidnapping of Six years old child Hartejbir Singh Bhutter s/o Jaspreet Singh Butter from Manjit Nagar locality of Patiala and his subsequent safe recovery from the brutal clutches of his insane abductor has established and brought to focus the operational capability of the Patiala police to handle the super sensitive case with utmost care and artfully restrained manner of veiled delicateness. 
 
Ever since the news of atrocious kidnapping of Hartejbir, was broken in the city, the entire city of Patiala and the surrounding areas were shell shocked. Everybody was praying for the wellness of Baby Hartejbir Singh. The unendurable agony the Butter family went through is certainly unfathomable. The police have shown tremendous alacrity and brilliant synergy in handling the entire operation, from the beginning to end. It certainly deserve unreserved applaud and appreciation.  Recovery of the kidnapped child without even a bruise and the arrest of all the ...
  


The Killings in Kashmir
12.07.16 - KAVITA KRISHNAN

An appeal to the conscience of every Indian citizen - to tune down the shrill media noise for a bit, take a step back from the easy, packaged 'discourse' being dished out, and ask try and ask ourselves some uncomfortable but necessary questions. 
 
I am being asked by various persons in the media to comment on my apparently 'controversial' and 'shocking' claim that Burhan Wani's killing was extra-judicial' and must be probed. Let me begin with a few remarks about this issue. 
For most Kashmiris, it may not matter all that much whether or not Burhan Wani was killed in a 'fake' encounter or a 'genuine' one. What matters is that the Indian State killed him - just as it has killed and is killing so many other Kashmiri youngsters. Their grief, their rage, does not depend on the authenticity or otherwise of the encounter. They have no expectations of due process ...
  


War against JNU, Fake Nationalists, Lawless Lawyers and Pseudo-Patriotism
25.02.16 - A.J. PHILIP

Dictionary defines "sedition" as any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting discontent or rebellion. It also mentions that it is an "archaic" word. India is one of the few democratic countries which has a sedition law. Like many other laws, it was drafted by the British to deal with those clamouring for freedom. Its paternity can rightly be bestowed on the much-maligned Macaulay.
 
All the top national leaders from Mahatma Gandhi to Jawaharlal Nehru to Jayaprakash Narayan were arrested under this law. The sedition law was removed from the British statute but it was retained in India so that the government could conveniently use it against dissenters.

When Narendra Modi came to power, his government made a statement that thousands of archaic laws that remained part of the statute would be consigned to the dustbins. I thought the sedition law would also be included among them. Far from that, it is ...
  



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