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Why did Sr Adv Rajeev Dhawan tear papers in Supreme Court?
A CLARIFICATION
17.10.19 - Markandey Katju

Recently the Senior Supreme Court lawyer,, Dr Rajeev Dhavan, whom I had praised in my article 'Rajeev Dhavan, the Atticus Finch of our times' was criticised by some people for tearing some paper in the Courtroom in the Supreme Court when the Babri Masjid Ram ...
  


Phir siyaasi roti kaise sikegi, Gen Shah?
BABRI RAM JANAMBHOOMI DISPUTE
12.10.19 - Markandey Katju

I did not know that Lt Gen Zameeruddin Shah, former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian army, and former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, whom I know well, could be so naive.

Gen Shah is a highly decorated Indian army officer, and has an ...
  


The fatuity of the J&K Administration
KASHMIR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
11.10.19 - Markandey Katju

The Jammu & Kashmir Administration, headed by that modern Nero, has issued full page advertisements in local Kashmiri newspapers asking the people to end their 'self imposed' shutdown, and resume normal lives. This fatuity really takes the cake.

Does that fat caporegime (whose Don and Consiglieri ...
  


What is this great fanfare and hoopla about?
DELIVERY OF THE FIRST RAFALE JET TO INDIA
08.10.19 - Markandey Katju

The delivery of the first Rafale jet fighter by France to India is being celebrated with great fanfare and hoopla, as if India has secured a huge triumph. The Indian Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, was shown in Indian Air Force uniform going on the plane's ...
  


Cyber Satyagraha
01.10.19 - Cyber Satyagrahis.

Tomorrow is the 58th day of Kashmir lock-down. For fifty-eight days, while the government claims all is normal in Kashmir, the 8 million people of Kashmir live under constant curfew, without access to modes of communication or information.

Tomorrow is also Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. ...
  


Thwarted from entering Kashmir, delegation condemns Centre & Punjab regimes
19.09.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH — Leading public intellectuals, political and civil liberties activists, who were forcibly stopped from proceeding towards the trouble-torn valley of Kashmir, today slammed the Centre, the J-K administration and also the Punjab Government and said all these were hand in glove when it came ...
  


Why odd-even around 550th Guru Nanak celebrations, why not around Diwali?
SADD ASKS KEJRIWAL
15.09.19 - Team PT

The Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi came down heavily on the Kejriwal government for imposing odd-even restrictions on the most sacred fortnight of Guru Nanak Sahib’s 550th birth-anniversary celebrations.

SADD chief Paramjit Singh Sarna wondered why the AAP chief minister, facing elections in some months, instead skipped ...
  


Let's not repeat it
DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT
14.09.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

Now that the unnecessary but huge damage to the environment has been done by unscientific widening of Kalka-Kumarhatti stretch of the Kalka-Shimla Highway, the government and the National Green Tribunal must step in to learn lessons and avoid similar damage in the second stretch of ...
  


Another IAS Officer Quits, Says
06.09.19 - Team PT

S. Sasikanth Senthil, a 2009 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer and Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, has resigned from the civil services on Friday.

According to The Hindu, he said it was "unethical” on his part to continue as civil servant when "fundamental ...
  


Stand up for him now, or you'll get only Godi Media
SHOUT BACK PLEASE
03.09.19 - Team PT

A journalist who reported that the school children, who come from very poor families, were being given just rotis with salt, is now being targeted by the Yogi government. The same District Magistrate who earlier had claimed that he had inquired and found ...
  


When a health report becomes Hawala Report
CARDIOLOGIST QUIZZED BY ANTI-TERROR AGENCY
30.08.19 - Team PT


Prominent Delhi based cardiologist Dr Upendra Kaul was summoned on Friday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to explain a SMS exchange he had with his patient Yasin Malik, the Kashmiri Hurriyat leader in jail.

While surprise and outrage ...
  


When his heartbeat dropped
SRINAGAR LOCKDOWN, A REPORTER AND HIS SISTER'S MISCARRIAGE
27.08.19 - ADIL AKHZER*

A journalist normally tells tales of other people, but at times, a moment arrives when his own tale becomes a representative of the life experience of millions. With his pregnant sister in hospital, this journalist could travel in the Kashmir valley more freely than ...
  


Now, Trump says India, Pakistan can handle Kashmir dispute on their own
26.08.19 - Team PT


US President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over occupied Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.

Trump has previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on ...
  


Restrictions won’t help convince people of Kashmir: IAS officer who quit service
26.08.19 - Team PT

Days after resigning, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who says he quit as he wanted to express his views against the "denial of freedom of expression” in Kashmir, on Sunday said people of the Valley have to be convinced on the Article 370 decision, but it ...
  


Shashi Tharoor tweets in support of Chidambaram with yet another big word
22.08.19 - Team PT

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has come in support of his party colleague P Chidambaram. In a tweet posted late Wednesday evening, Tharoor hailed Chidambaram for 'standing up to persecution' and 'character assassination'. And true to his style, he took the opportunity to treat his followers ...
  


Activists express solidarity with Kashmiris, demand immediate rollback of Modi govt’s moves on Art 370, 35-A
Resist Majoritarianism & Threats to Federalism & Constitutional Values
18.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH: Giving a resounding clarion call to India’s wider citizenry that believes in Constitutional values and democratic principles, a widely attended conclave of region’s activists, intellectuals, academicians, religious and political leaders demanded immediate roll back of Modi government’s move on Article 370, restoration of Art ...
  


Top Indian writers launch scathing attack on Modi govt on Art 370 move, exhort people to resist
'INDIA HAS LET DOWN KASHMIR'
16.08.19 - PT Bureau

In a boldly worded joint statement that amounts to scathing criticism of the Narendra Modi government's handling of the Kashmir issue, more than 200 top writers and cultural activists of India said the BJP regime has made "a mockery of democracy," "violated (its) solemn promises" ...
  


Not in accordance with due constitutional and judicial process: Punjab AG
PRESIDENTIAL ORDER REVOKING ARTICLE 370
05.08.19 - Team PT

Constitutional propriety apart, the Presidential Order revoking Article 370 is patently illegal as it would defeat the very legal structure of Article 370, which has in fact been laid down by the apex court to be ‘not temporary’, according to Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda.

Reacting ...
  


Revocation of article 370: Totally unconstitutional & undemocratic, says CM Amarinder
WILL SET A BAD PRECEDENT
05.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 5 - Terming it as totally unconstitutional, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday flayed the manner in which the Centre had imposed its decision on Kashmir, saying the democratic fabric of the nation had been ripped apart with this unprecedented violation of ...
  


New law on Triple Talaq challenged in Supreme Court
02.08.19 - Team PT

The newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence was challenged in the Supreme Court on Friday.

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, ...
  



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