OPINION
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 ...
  


The Ayodhya verdict — Sanctifying aggression: Well done, My Lords!
MIGHT IS RIGHT
10.11.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

I SUBMIT that the recent Ayodhya verdict of the Supreme Court will go down in the annals of Indian legal history in the same category as its decision in ADM Jabalpur vs Shivakant Shukla, 1975, the only difference being that unlike the latter, in this ...
  


The Ayodhya Verdict: A Political Judgement?
AYODHYA, LAW, JUSTICE AND US
09.11.19 - Harcharan Bains

FIRST OF ALL, we all know that it is a "political judgement." In the present case, that does not necessarily mean that it is a bad judgement.

As facts stand, neither the Hindus nor the Muslims could prove their legitimate title claims on the land before ...
  


Would Kashmiris reconsider the demand for Azadi?
KASHMIRIS AND FREEDOM
07.11.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

Many Kashmiris demand azadi (independence) for Kashmir, and some non Kashmiris too e.g. some students of JNU etc who supported the demand. To examine the justification for this demand certain basic concepts need be cleared up.

The test of every political act or system is one, ...
  


Justice, like charity, must begin at home
LAWYERS VS POLICE
06.11.19 - VIPIN PUBBY


The recent clash between lawyers and policemen in the national capital and the subsequent merciless beating up of individual policemen and even litigants by unruly lawyers is not just a matter of shame but of serious concern.

Videos of a section of lawyers acting like goons ...
  


European MP's pleasure trip in locked down valley is questionable
GAIRON PE KARAM, APNON PE SITAM
02.11.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

 
THE CENTRAL government’s decision to allow visit of 27 members of the European Parliament visiting India to visit the Kashmir Valley has raised eyebrows and is a cause of concern particularly when Indian members of parliament have so far not been allowed to tour the ...
  


RSS Role in 1984 Sikh Massacre; What Nana Deshmukh wrote?
'CAUTIOUS WORDS OF SPIRITUAL EXPRESSION OF A WELL-WISHER'
31.10.19 - PROF SHAMSUL ISLAM

The Indian state is still searching for the criminals behind 1984 massacre of Sikhs even after elapsing more than three decades. This attitude proves once again that perpetrators of violence against minorities whether in case of Nellie massacre (1983), Sikh massacre (1984), massacre of Muslims ...
  


Teachings of Guru Nanak and Khalistan
550th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU NANAK
30.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

The 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak is being observed worldwide.

In this connection I was invited by the Sikh community in the Bay Area (Silicon Valley) of California, USA to address them in a gurdwara in Milpitas (which is very near Fremont where I am ...
  


Aarti Tikoo Singh's speech before the US Congress
HUMAN RIGHTS IN KASHMIR
25.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

The Indian journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh was surely economical of the truth while speaking recently before the US Congress on Human Rights in South Asia. I have read her speech in detail. She has put the entire blame regarding the situation in Kashmir on Pakistan ...
  


Is the history of 1999 repeating itself?
POLITICAL SLUGFEST OVER 550th PARKASH PURB
20.10.19 - IP SINGH*

History does have a habit of repeating itself. And the slanging match between Punjab government and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) regarding the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak does take us back to 1999, when the one-upmanship game played during tercentenary of ...
  


'Gau Mata' and the beef issue
17.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

 
I was really not inclined to discuss this issue again. I was not so inclined because I have already spoken and written a lot on it, and am now fed up trying to educate asinine blockheads who unfortunately are the vast majority in India, and ...
  


Questions Galore: A police raid on a drug peddler, and our role in bloodshed
"Notorious Drug Peddler Kinda"
11.10.19 - S Pal

"Yaar, samajh nahi aunda police di support kariye ke lokan di? Police utte hamle vee galat hun, par police ne vee treeka theek nahi apnaiya."

On a number of social media platforms, including WhatsApp groups and Facebook pages, several well-meaning activists and concerned citizens, taken aback ...
  


Voices of dissent under attack in India
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
10.10.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

Right to free speech is one of our most important fundamental rights and we are justifiably proud of it. An independent media is a corollary of this fundamental right even though there is no separate provision for freedom of the press.

Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
  


The mindsets of Kashmiri Pandits
10.10.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

A few days back I had written an article 'An appeal to my Kashmiri brothers and sisters' which was published online. In this article I mentioned that the restrictions in Kashmir for over 60 days after abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution on 5th ...
  


How would have Mahatma Gandhi reacted?
FATHER OF NATION VS FATHER OF INDIA
04.10.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

United States president Donald Trump recently shocked everyone by calling prime minister Narendra Modi as Father of India. Trump can be pardoned for his poor knowledge of the history of India and the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle which earned him the ...
  


Dump the infiltrators into the sea
THE NRC BEELINE
04.10.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

Ever since the NRC (National Register of Citizens) was started in Assam, all states suddenly seem to be vying for it. Whether it is West Bengal, Haryana, Delhi, Karnataka, UP–everyone is rushing and making a beeline and mad scramble for it.

I too am in favor ...
  


The Storm Ahead
FAILURE OF THE STATE INSTITUTIONS
30.09.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

"Hai maujazan ek kulzum-e-khoon, kaash yahi ho
Aata hai abhi dekhiye, kya kya merey aage"
 
(A turbulent sea of blood is before me
But see what is coming ahead)
                            - Mirza Ghalib
 
I am in the ...
  



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