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Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2020


Why celebrate Republic Day when Cheer Haran has been done to our Constitution?
25.01.20 - Markandey Katju

January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day in India, but I have renamed it Cheer Haran (disrobing) Day. The truth is that the Constitution promulgated in 1950 has been flagrantly flouted and torn to shreds and has been rendered a scarecrow, hollow and empty, and ...
  


Is India truly a secular country?
WE THE PEOPLE
18.01.20 - Markandey Katju

The preamble to the Indian Constitution declares India to be a secular country, and Articles 25 to 30 are also that effect.

But what is the truth? The truth is that the Constitution is only a piece of paper, and the ground reality is that India ...
  


The monologue must end
BAS KARO AB 'MANN KI BAAT'
15.01.20 - VIPIN PUBBY

SPEAKING AT THE 50th anniversary of South India’s Tughlak magazine this week, Prime minister Narendra Modi said that he believed that there are two essential reasons "that our great civilisation has prospered. The first is India’s celebration of harmony, diversity and brotherhood. The second reason ...
  


How the judiciary has largely surrendered before the political executive?
SUPREME COURT & INJUSTICE
09.01.20 - Markandey Katju and Janhvi Prakash

Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting

These words, from the Bible ( Daniel : 5 : 27), were used by Sir Winston Churchill in 1938 to criticise Neville Chamberlain, the then British Prime Minister, for signing the shameful Munich Pact with Hitler, and ...
  


Is there a method in this madness?
POLITICS 2020
09.01.20 - VIPIN PUBBY


India’s image as a fast growing world power and one of the flag bearers of democracy has taken a serious hit with a series of incidents in the recent past which have shown the country in poor light. The country is hurtling from one crisis ...
  


Blood At JNU – Devouring of the flowers
07.01.20 - Swarajbir

WHAT HAPPENED at the JNU will forever remain a blot in the history of India's democracy as also of its centres of higher education. 
 
Punjabi Tribune Editor, Dr Swarajbir, in his editorial comment on the development, has recalled Pablo Neruda’s "I’m Explaining a Few Things,” the ...
  


PM Modi, the product of violent student movement, decries
THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
03.01.20 - Mani Shankar Aiyar

IT TAKES some chutzpah for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to proclaim his horror of violence in student demonstrations and "anarchy” on the streets directed at a duly elected government when he himself was the product of one of the most violent student protests known to ...
  



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