Devotees offering prayers to Lord Sun during “Chhat Puja” at Yamuna River in Allahabad-PTI

Devotees offering prayers to Lord Sun during “Chhat Puja” at Yamuna River in Allahabad-PTI

Devotees offering prayers to Lord Sun during “Chhat Puja” at Yamuna River in Allahabad-PTI

The conscience of Justice Markandey Katju, dormant for over 10 years, erupted recently, throwing out allegations against everyone around him — mostly in the nature of ipse dixit. His targets — three former Chief Justices of India in the collegium (Justices R.C. Lahoti, Y.K. Sabharwal and K.G. Balakrishnan) that could have but did not select Justice Katju to the Supreme Court in 2004 or earlier.

If you care about India’s children, prepare to shed a tear now. If you care about Gujarat’s children, prepare to cry buckets now. Because Dinanath Batra, ace scholar, perfervid activist, slayer of Donigers, is a revered figure in the schools of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motherland.