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A G Noorani

1919: The turning point in our freedom story

It is only right that both countries should jointly commemorate events such as Jallianwala Bagh and honour heroes such as Bhagat Singh.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Mob lynchings: Modi’s silence is treated as approval

The RSS and the BJP openly direct their political aims and policies to seek the Hindu vote.

07 Apr 2019 12:10 AM

Let burden of proof rest on cops in Rizwan custody death

The evidence supports his brother Zulkarnain’s charge that the death was a “cold-blooded murder”.

31 Mar 2019 10:29 PM

In a healthy democracy, dissent is not treason!

It would be trite to say that the persons aggrieved have remedies in suits for libel and prosecutions for defamation.

24 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

Repression no solution to Kashmir problem

The National Investigation Agency has been targeting Kashmir’s leaders on charges inter alia of money laundering and ‘terror funding’.

17 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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Seek answers for Pulwama, dissent precisely during crises

Britain showed prime minister Neville Chamberlain the door during the Second World War.

10 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

Punishing the press by holding ads is abuse of power

Kashmir has lost at least 13 journalists during the insurgency.

03 Mar 2019 12:16 AM

Govts should not out files for partisan ends

No government has a right to dig up old records and publish them for partisan ends.

24 Feb 2019 12:10 AM

Stop misusing transfers to rein in civil & police officers

Decisions taken at a political level in government are implemented without question at the operational level.

17 Feb 2019 12:58 AM

Withdrawal of criminal cases must be kept free of politics

The Supreme Court laid down the law in a series of cases on the independence of the prosecutor.

11 Feb 2019 12:05 AM

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Unlike Brits, our leaders are under party bosses

Unlike Britain, in India the Speaker is from the ruling party; almost all are brazenly partisan.

03 Feb 2019 12:27 AM

People’s Jinnah and his memorial hall

The campaign that inspired the memorial began the day of Willingdon’s insult to B.G. Tilak at a provincial war conference on June 10, 1918.

27 Jan 2019 2:33 AM

Students’ magazines have rights, too

To be fair and realistic, an educational institution’s prime duty is to provide good education.

20 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Cross-LoC trade facing a slow death

The LoC trade was as popular in Jammu as it was in the Valley, and its popularity cut across political and religious divides.

13 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

RSS always wanted the division of Kashmir

Jammu’s secession from J&K may be a distant prospect. Meanwhile, a lot of damage will be done by this communal agitation against the Valley.

06 Jan 2019 12:16 AM

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Politics must not come in way of travel by pilgrims

Article 27 is explicit “a party may not invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty”.

30 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

The current governor in J&K is a born politician

The governor’s security has been handled by the police’s security wing for years.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Mosque politics: A means to pressurise court

The Narendra Modi government hopes to secure a favourable judgment before the general election in 2019.

09 Dec 2018 1:29 AM

Local party leaders must save Kashmir from the RSS

The coalition broke up when the BJP withdrew support as its vote in Jammu began dwindling.

02 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

No govt has the right to stifle people’s voice

There is a profound misconception of the role of the people and their surrogate the media in the making of foreign policy.

25 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

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