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Monthly Archives: MARCH 2020


More than what meets the eye in Gogoi’s RS nomination
Judiciary and Politics
21.03.20 - VIPIN PUBBY


JUDICIARY IS certainly passing through one of its darkest phases in the country’s history. It had shown such temerity and compliance only during the internal emergency declared by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. In some ways, perhaps, the conduct of some judges now is ...
  


Corona virus and Court Costs
19.03.20 - Markandey Katju & Aditya Manubarwala

In wake of the prevailing Novel Covid-19 situation in the country, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and several High Courts as well as Tribunals have issued circulars limiting hearings of cases to urgent matters only.

Recently, a learned Single Judge of the Bombay High Court ...
  


Congress on road to self destruction
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF
11.03.20 - VIPIN PUBBY


THE GRAND OLD Party of India, the 135 year old Indian National Congress, appears to be on the path to self-destruction. Even the die-hard supporters of the party, which has ruled the country for 60 years, have begun to wonder if the party with its ...
  


Politics makes strange bedfellows
SCINDIA HOLDS KAMAL
11.03.20 - Markandey Katju


"Jeevan ka safar hai toolaani
  Yaan ikraani hai naadaani
  Jo shahsawaar maahir hain
  Woh raah badalte rehte hain"

It means:

 "Life’s journey is long
  To be consistent in it is a sign of immaturity
  The expert horse riders
  Keep changing their paths"

A huge political storm has been ...
  


Communal violence cases and tardy justice delivery system of India
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF
07.03.20 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE RECENT riots in Delhi would remain a blot on the nation as the national capital faced avoidable violence for three days leaving nearly 50 people killed and several injured. The protest at Shaheen Bagh, which was allowed to continue for two months, was a ...
  


How should the Attorney General of India behave?
03.03.20 - Markandey Katju

 
The petitions challenging the detention of the Kashmiri leaders Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been fixed for hearing before the Supreme Court on 5th March. An important question in these cases is how should the Attorney General of India (or the Solicitor General of ...
  


Nowadays, In India Having A Muslim Name Is Dangerous
02.03.20 - Markandey Katju


I regret to say so but the truth is that nowadays having a Muslim name in India, like Tahir Hussain, is dangerous, being itself sufficient proof in the eyes of many of being guilty of a major crime like murder, rape, dacoity, arson, etc.

How else ...
  



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