Month: January 2018

Khap Attacks On Couples Illegal: SC

As my pen starts running, I must note right now with great satisfaction that the Supreme Court on January 16 warned strongly in no uncertain terms that it would step in if the government didn’t bring a law to ban illegal activities of khap panchayats, saying no one had the […]

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President Upholds AAP MLAs Disqualification By EC

Let me begin at the very beginning by first and foremost pointing out cogently that in a big blow to Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), President Ram Nath Kovind approved the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify 20 party MLAs for violating the law against holding the office of profit […]

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Why MFN Status For Pakistan Is Still Continuing?

How much more shamelessly our politicians will act? How long will our soldiers and people living in border areas along the long border with Pakistan keep getting killed, their houses get destroyed, their schools get burnt, their hospitals also bombed and worst of all even their religious places not spared […]

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UIDAI Under Fire For FIR Against Scribe

Let me begin at the very beginning by pointing out that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which has filed an FIR against a journalist who exposed a breach in its Aadhaar database denied that it was trying to gag the media or whistleblowers. After facing a widespread criticism […]

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Supreme Court Facing Supreme Judicial Crisis Is Alarming

To begin with, what has happened on January 12, 2018 is completely unprecedented in the history of Supreme Court of independent India! Never before have the Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court ventilated their grievances against the Chief Justice so openly in front of the media! Transcending judicial protocol which […]

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No Need To Play National Anthem In Cinemas: SC

Let me start penning my thoughts by first and foremost pointing out that in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on January 9, 2018 said that cinema halls across India no longer needed to play the national anthem before film screenings thus reversing an order passed over a year ago. […]

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Chavan Gets Bombay High Court Relief In Adarsh Scam

To begin with, in a big reprieve for the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Congress leader Ashok Chavan who was the Chief Minister between December 2008 and November 2010 and currently the President of the Maharashtra unit of the Congress in the Adarsh housing society case, the Bombay High […]

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Why Lawyers Of West UP Strike Every Saturday?

To begin with, it is no ordinary matter that the lawyers of West UP have been on strike every Saturday since May 1981 to protest against denying West UP even a single bench of high court even though the Justice Jaswant Singh Commission had recommended the setting up of a high court […]

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All 2G Scam Accused Acquitted By Special CBI Court

Let me begin at the very beginning by pointing out straightaway that in a verdict which grabbed the news headlines of all news channels as well as newspapers and magazines, a Special CBI court on December 21, 2017 acquitted all the accused, including former Telecom Minister AA Raja and DMK […]

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