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Monthly Archives: FEBRUARY 2020


Simple Maths And Lazy Politics
29.02.20 - Shams Kabir


Liberal support implies limited cohorts in support outside of urban agglomerations Therefore the AAP experiment to go national failed. Their support base was largely liberal.

Nationalism and soft-Hindutva obtains the majority vote in all states bar some. As a single cohort subscribing to any concrete ideology, ...
  


Delhi Tragedy: Who is to be blamed and how could it have been avoided?
DELHI RIOTS & POLICE
29.02.20 - Markandey Katju

The tragic violence in Delhi would never have happened if the Delhi police had acted in the manner the police is meant to act in a democracy, as described in the speech of Sir Robert Mark (quoted herein), that is, in a totally neutral, non ...
  


Approval to prosecution of Kanhaiya; Kejriwal is trying to be too clever by half
SEDITION CASE
29.02.20 - Markandey Katju

 
I am no supporter of Kanhaiya Kumar, rather, I have repeatedly called him, and his erstwhile colleagues in JNU, Delhi Shehla Rashid and Umar Khalid, empty headed demagogues.

Nevertheless, I do not believe he, or his colleagues, committed any crime on the JNU campus on 9th ...
  


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 the morning of 20th March.

Ever since this heinous ...
  


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 ...
  



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