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Dinkar Gupta was not born when Sikhs made sacrifices, forged a compact with India: Barjinder Singh Hamdard
23.02.20 - Punjab Today Media Desk

CHANDIGARH: Coming down heavily on Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta, the influential mass circulation daily Ajit today castigated him for suspecting the entire Sikh community, and said he was following in the foot prints of his boss chief minister Amarinder Singh who had displayed poor ...
  


The Nirbhaya Case: Question Of Correct Identification
21.02.20 - Markandey Katju

 
The whole of India seems to be baying for the blood of the accused who have been found guilty in the Nirbhaya gang rape committed in December 2012 in Delhi, and are scheduled to be hanged on 3rd March 2020 at 6 a.m.

Ever since this ...
  


Dr Kafeel Khan’s preventive detention order under NSA is illegal; should be struck down by court
Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Woh Kahaan Hain?
15.02.20 - Markandey Katju

DR KAFEEL KHAN is a medical practitioner who did his MBBS and MD (Paediatrics) from the renowned Manipal Medical College, Karnataka, and thereafter served as a lecturer in BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur. When several children died in 2017 in the Gorakhpur hospital attached to the ...
  


SC must order release of all detained Kashmiri leaders
IT'S VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUIONAL RIGHTS
13.02.20 - Markandey Katju

OMAR ABDULLAH, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has been in detention since August last year under the J&K Public Safety Act. I submit that every moment of his detention, as well as the detention of other Kashmiri leaders, has been a gross violation ...
  


HIGHER JUDICIARY
04.02.20 - Markandey Katju

WHEN former Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra misbehaved in allocating jurisdiction in the Supreme Court, four senior-most judges, including Ranjan Gogoi, protested by holding an open press conference and speaking against Mishra.
 
But when Ranjan Gogoi (I refuse to call him ‘Justice’ as a ...
  


Why celebrate Republic Day when Cheer Haran has been done to our Constitution?
25.01.20 - Markandey Katju

January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day in India, but I have renamed it Cheer Haran (disrobing) Day. The truth is that the Constitution promulgated in 1950 has been flagrantly flouted and torn to shreds and has been rendered a scarecrow, hollow and empty, and ...
  


Is India truly a secular country?
WE THE PEOPLE
18.01.20 - Markandey Katju

The preamble to the Indian Constitution declares India to be a secular country, and Articles 25 to 30 are also that effect.

But what is the truth? The truth is that the Constitution is only a piece of paper, and the ground reality is that India ...
  


The monologue must end
BAS KARO AB 'MANN KI BAAT'
15.01.20 - VIPIN PUBBY

SPEAKING AT THE 50th anniversary of South India’s Tughlak magazine this week, Prime minister Narendra Modi said that he believed that there are two essential reasons "that our great civilisation has prospered. The first is India’s celebration of harmony, diversity and brotherhood. The second reason ...
  


How the judiciary has largely surrendered before the political executive?
SUPREME COURT & INJUSTICE
09.01.20 - Markandey Katju and Janhvi Prakash

Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting

These words, from the Bible ( Daniel : 5 : 27), were used by Sir Winston Churchill in 1938 to criticise Neville Chamberlain, the then British Prime Minister, for signing the shameful Munich Pact with Hitler, and ...
  


Is there a method in this madness?
POLITICS 2020
09.01.20 - VIPIN PUBBY


India’s image as a fast growing world power and one of the flag bearers of democracy has taken a serious hit with a series of incidents in the recent past which have shown the country in poor light. The country is hurtling from one crisis ...
  


Blood At JNU – Devouring of the flowers
07.01.20 - Swarajbir

WHAT HAPPENED at the JNU will forever remain a blot in the history of India's democracy as also of its centres of higher education. 
 
Punjabi Tribune Editor, Dr Swarajbir, in his editorial comment on the development, has recalled Pablo Neruda’s "I’m Explaining a Few Things,” the ...
  


PM Modi, the product of violent student movement, decries
THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
03.01.20 - Mani Shankar Aiyar

IT TAKES some chutzpah for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to proclaim his horror of violence in student demonstrations and "anarchy” on the streets directed at a duly elected government when he himself was the product of one of the most violent student protests known to ...
  


Why Punjab is opposing CAA and the NRC
30.12.19 - Rajeev Khanna

THE DISTRUST for the Centre is such in Punjab that a large section of Punjabis have been sporting stickers and even number plates in Gurmukhi on their vehicles. While this was to oppose the slogan of ‘one nation-one language’, the average Punjabi was vociferous in ...
  


Hindus and Indians: Why this conflict?
NATIONALISM VS SECULARISM
27.12.19 - Harcharan Bains

FORGET ABOUT ALL Indians being Hindus, not even all Hindus are Indians.
 
There are over 3.3 million Hindus in Pakistan who are as loyal to their country as the Muslims there. They have have had Hindus as legislators, MPs, even federal ministers who are as ...
  


Arrogance of power has its limits
JHARKHAND JHATKA
25.12.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

MOST YOUNG readers may not recall an infamous slogan coined by former Congress president Dev Kant Barua during the emergency when the then prime minister Indira Gandhi was at the peak of power. He had declared that "India is Indira and Indira is India”.

Indira Gandhi ...

  


For all its failures, BJP has found a scapegoat in the Indian Muslims
CAA & NRC
18.12.19 - Markandey Katju

I regret to say this, but I must speak the truth: bad days are coming for the 200 million Indian Muslims (see my article ‘Wake up India, Dark Days Ahead!’)

Consider the facts:

1. About 80% of the Indian population is Hindu, and most Indian Hindus have ...
  


Who Are The Real Termites Eating Up India?
NRC, CAB & THE CONSTITUTION
11.12.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

HOME MINISTER Amit Shah has called Bangladeshi immigrants ’deemak‘ or termites.
 
However, in my opinion it is the BJP which is the real deemak eating up the country by its policy of spreading communal hatred, polarizing society, oppressing and terrorizing minorities, suppressing democracy and neo-fascist ...
  


Killing of Suspects is Not Justice, It's a Crime
AGE OF VENGEANCE
07.12.19 - CHARU SONI

IN THE early hours of Friday, at 3 am to be precise, the Telangana police killed four suspects in the Hyderabad rape-murder case. The killing took place at Chattapally, where the body of the victim was burnt on 27 November.
 
The police claim they went ...
  


Public outcry and brouhaha won't solve the problem of violence against women
DEMANDING LYNCHING OF RAPISTS?
03.12.19 - Markandey Katju

THE RECENT brutal rape-cum-murder of Dr Priyanka Reddy, the young veterinary doctor of Hyderabad, has shocked the whole of India, and there have been loud demands for death sentence of the culprits, one Member of the Indian Parliament even demanding lynching of rapists.

The UN General ...
  


Does the higher judiciary have the necessary resilience to bounce back?
AFTER JUSTICE RANAJAN GOGOI'S RETIREMENT
21.11.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI, who laid down the office of the Chief Justice of india, has left a controversial legacy that has dented the institutional credibility of Supreme Court and has raised questions that have remain unanswered. Several of his actions and the procedures adopted by ...
  



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