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Monthly Archives: SEPTEMBER 2019


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 ...
  


India's Vietnam syndrome
KASHMIR CONFLICT
29.09.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

A time comes to speak the truth, and I suppose that time has come and it is I who will have to bell the cat. So here it is:

Kashmir will soon become what Vietnam was for the French and the Americans, Afghanistan for the Russians, ...
  


Wake up India, Dark Days Ahead!
24.09.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED in India which reminds me of what happened in Germany during the Nazi era.

After Hitler took power in January 1933 almost the whole of Germany went mad, people shouting ‘ Heil Hitler‘,  ‘Sieg Heil ‘, ‘Juden Verecke‘, and adoring that madman like ...
  


The Indian Supreme Court on trial
THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO LIFE & LIBERTY
20.09.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU


The most important case going on in India today is not the Babri Masjid/ Ram Mandir dispute but the trial of the Indian Supreme Court by the people of India. And a litmus test in this trial will be the behaviour of the Court in ...
  


KASHMIR — Human beings, citizens, people or Homo Sacers Living A Bare Life?
UNDERSTANDING WHY IT IS DONE?
18.09.19 - Swarajbir

A recent article by Dr Swarajbir, Editor, Punjabi Tribune, and one of the leading influential voices of our times in this region, has caught the imagination of the larger intellectual world. A number of our readers who have an equal felicity with the English language ...
  


Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere
WHY THE OUTCOME OF THE LYNCHING CASE MUST CONCERN US ALL
14.09.19 - HARSH MANDER

 
Freedom is indivisible. "The chains on any one of my people,” Nelson Mandela reminded us, "were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.”

There are many things that trouble me about India today. One is ...
  


The truth about transfer of Madras HC chief justice Tahilramani
IS IT FAIR TO BLAME SC COLLEGIUM?
14.09.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

Since I had been chief justice of the Madras High Court (2004-2005), I have always been keenly concerned about the functioning of that court and keep myself informed of developments there.

Recently, I came to know that the chief justice of the Madras High Court, Vijaya ...
  


A Gateway to Friendship Must Stay Open
07.09.19 - Saba Pervaiz Kiyani

Through time and through histories, when a legend of love erupts, tales or emotions make it clear that those is love usually disregard religious and social restrictions. When these tales fail, the lovers abandon their amorous intentions because of religious and social pressures. When these ...
  


Saving lives more important through stiff measures than stray cases of corruption
INCREASED TRAFFIC FINES
06.09.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

India is among the leading countries as far as the number of road accidents and deaths are concerned. About 1.50 lakh lives are lost every year in the country in road accidents. In other words one road accident takes place every minute and one person ...
  



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