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A G Noorani

India a split polity, but is still secular

Vajpayee served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2004 when the Congress came to power with Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister.

20 Jan 2020 1:44 AM

How British-era bonds have been used to stifle political dissent

Jinnah fought ferociously for Tilak, not sparing the English prosecutor Bimming.

13 Jan 2020 12:24 AM

Kerala has the right to express its view on CAA

State Assemblies are elected by the people and they are within their rights to express their opinion on matters of national concern.

05 Jan 2020 3:01 AM

CAA protests: Students were not armed, the police were

The court was informed that injured students were not being given medical aid.

29 Dec 2019 12:01 AM

The designs of RSS contradict Shimla Pact

The agreement suited both sides admirably. It was the product of an understanding between the two leaders at the pinnacle of power.

22 Dec 2019 12:10 AM

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Presidential system poses a danger to democracy itself

Its members have to be members of the legislature and can be thrown out of office by a vote of no-confidence.

16 Dec 2019 12:05 AM

India needs laws to protect press from govt

Four police officers entered its offices to search for photographs of a clash between the police and demonstrators at the university hospitals.

08 Dec 2019 7:08 AM

Maharashtra shows Modi will bite dust if Oppn unites

As a senior NCP leader, Pawar was entrusted — most unwisely — with a paper containing the signatures of all NCP MLAs.

01 Dec 2019 7:07 AM

Who is to judge the misuse of parliamentary privilege?

It recast the Indian polity radically and gave her wide powers to ban political parties.

25 Nov 2019 12:01 AM

Babri verdict based on faith, not evidence

There now comes the Supreme Court’s strange verdict strangely expressed with a stooge addendum which belies its unanimity.

17 Nov 2019 12:07 AM

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Habeas corpus is habeas carcass in Kashmir Valley

The time is come to consider the basics of the legal outrage of imprisonment without trial called ‘preventive detention’.

11 Nov 2019 12:27 AM

Bias in judges hurts public confidence in the judiciary

The law and practice on a judge’s recusal merits separate discussion.

03 Nov 2019 12:38 AM

The Uncle Toms among Indian Muslims over Kashmir

Muslims withdrew into a shell whenever the word Kashmir was uttered.

27 Oct 2019 12:05 AM

India’s freedom fighters fought sedition law

Lynchings became an epidemic shortly after Modi became Prime Minister.

20 Oct 2019 12:05 AM

As politicians cannot usurp power, judges must not too

It merits close study in South Asia given its relevance to any parliamentary democracy.

14 Oct 2019 6:13 AM

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History should not be abused by politicians

The danger is far greater when the state has a hand in the writing of history.

07 Oct 2019 4:54 AM

Is Constitution ‘anti-Hindu’ or the RSS anti-Indian?

The RSS has now chosen to speak through its outfit, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

29 Sep 2019 12:00 AM

Protests set to grow after the clampdown lifts in J&K

After the Partition of India, that “separatist” sentiment became stronger still.

22 Sep 2019 3:05 AM

Protest makes students grow up as citizens

The Sangh Parivar’s men break up meetings on campuses at which visiting speakers critical of the Sangh’s ideology and policy are invited to speak.

15 Sep 2019 12:02 AM

We must praise signatories to the open letter to India’s 3 ECs

The media reported large-scale voter exclusion, with some accounts suggesting that voters from certain minority groups were the most affected.

08 Sep 2019 7:50 AM

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