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Monthly Archives: DECEMBER 2019


Wake up Indian judiciary, stop this unlawful trend!
ACTION AGAINST CAA PROTESTERS
27.12.19 - Markandey Katju

Section 147 of the Indian Penal Code states "Whoever is guilty of rioting shall be punished with imprisonment of either description, which may extend to two years or with fine or with both".

There is no legal provision for immediate sealing or confiscating the property of ...
  


The Jharkhand election results: No reason to celebrate!
THE STRANGE BEDFELLOWS!
23.12.19 - Markandey Katju

MANY people are rejoicing over the defeat of the BJP Govt  in the recent Jharkhand Legislative Assembly Elections in India, and the victory of the JMM (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha)—Congress alliance, which has formed the new state government.

While I am no supporter of the BJP, I ...
  


To save the democracy, follow the legacy of Vajpayee: Pranab Da advises Modi govt
DANGERS OF MAJORITARIANISM
18.12.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, known for his intellect and political acumen, recently highlighted the dangers of majoritarianism in the country and said that obtaining a majority of votes in a democracy does not entitle the government to disregard the sentiments or beliefs of those who ...
  


Students watch television, and write back to the expert
CITIZENSHIP IMBROGLIO
17.12.19 -

One of India’s leading Constitutional experts, former Solicitor General and senior advocate practicing at the Supreme Court, Harish Salve, recently participated in TV debates on the Citizenship question. Having watched him parsing the legal Talmud, the Maharashtra Students Law Association and the Maharashtra Students Union ...
  


How this bill violates Articles 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution?
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019
12.12.19 - Markandey Katju & Dhruti Kapadia

THE Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) has been passed by both Houses of Parliament, and will soon get the assent of the President.

Since a lot of controversy has been raised over it, it needs a dispassionate analysis.

Assam has had an influx of a large number of ...
  


Supreme Court dismisses all pleas seeking review
AYODHYA VERDICT
12.12.19 - Team PT

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a batch of pleas seeking review of its November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.

On December 10, 40 prominent persons filed a joint review petition against the Constitution Bench judgment, saying the verdict had a direct impact ...
  


It is another attempt to divert public attention
CITIZENSHIP TO MIGRANTS FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES
12.12.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

The NDA government led by Narendra Modi has stoked a dangerous fire by bringing in the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which seeks to discriminate migrants seeking citizenship on the basis of religion.

With one single action the government has caused immeasurable damage to the country’s secular ...
  


Fake 'Encounters' are nothing but cold blooded murders by the police
CIRCUMVENTING THE LAW
06.12.19 - Markandey Katju

THE Hyderabad ‘encounter’ by the police of the alleged four rapists of the veterinary doctor Priyanka Reddy again raises questions about the validity of the tool of extra judicial killings devised and resorted to by a large section of the Indian police.
 
These were widely ...
  


How crimes are often ‘solved’ in India?
POLICE MISCONDUCT
02.12.19 - Markandey Katju

The Priyanka Reddy rape-cum-murder case of Hyderabad, has outraged many people all over India, who are demanding a swift trial  and death sentence on the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
 
I too am enraged and would like swift and harsh sentence on the culprits. The ...
  



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