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POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Supreme Court, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Lok sabha election results

India's Angry Election: Modi may win, his critics may lose on May 23. But what's certain is more bitterness and lots more rage

The 2014 election was extremely hard for a handful of vested interests to bear. The results of 2019 will now be fought over to shreds. Expect disturbances, including in law and order.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Supreme Court, Musilms, Triple Talaq, Arif mohammad khan

Arif Mohammad Khan: 'After politics, people will see the importance of Triple Talak Law and thank Modi for it, Nehru too would be pleased with Modi'

Arif Mohammed Khan, former Union Minister in Rajiv Gandhi's govt, who famously resigned at the overturning of the Shah Bano judgment, spoke with Rohit E David about the triple talak law, Narendra Modi and 'secular' vs 'communal' parties.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Azam Khan, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Supreme Court, Election Commission

Strangely weak EC? Why does the Election Commission need a rap on its knuckles from the SC to do its job?

It's been facing charges of acting slowly against some offenders, and not acting against others at all. The EC must assert itself strongly now, to provide a level field to all candidates and regain the trust of voters.

Controversies

 |  6-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, ADR, Supreme Court, Electoral Bonds

Who is afraid of transparency in the functioning of our political parties?

The Centre is apparently not only opposed to transparency in political funding, it is also opposed to bringing political parties under the RTI Act. In the latter, all major political parties are united.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  4-minute read
National Green Tribunal, Haryana government, Real estate mafia, Punjab land preservation act

Why we desperately need the Aravallis if we want to survive

The Aravallis are much more than an aesthetic setting to the National Capital Region. It is the natural entity that protects us from desertification, holds crucial water reserves and protects us from global warming.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Ncr pollution, National Green Tribunal, Supreme Court, Real estate mafia

Aravalli Deforestation: Real estate over life breath? Mr Khattar needs to make a choice now

While real estate projects in Haryana can get the state world-class infrastructure, what worth is it if the people in those cities are not able to breathe?

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Supreme Court, Ayodhya mediators, Ram Janmabhoomi, Babri Masjid demolition

Just like the Ayodhya issue, why can't troubled Kashmir see some mediation too?

Kashmiris have been targeted time and again, and now repeatedly in the aftermath of Pulwama too. It's time to reach out to them.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
PTI, Supreme Court, Imran Khan, Pakistan

I love my country. Why the Faizabad sit-in verdict makes me hopeful about Pakistan's tomorrow

No, the Naya Pakistan does not feel the pressure to cower in front of religious organisations.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Supreme Court, Kalyan Singh, Babri Masjid, Ayodhya dispute

Ram Janmabhumi-Babri Masjid: SC should firmly quash govt's new plea on Ayodhya land

Under Kalyan Singh’s watch, the Babri Majid was demolished, despite the promises made to the apex court. There is absolutely no guarantee of history not repeating itself.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Hindu, Secularism, Ayodhya dispute, Sanskrit hymns

Why singing Sanskrit prayers in schools should be for parents and teachers to decide, and not disturb the Supreme Court

While such issues are important, they could also have been solved at an individual level instead of approaching the country's top court which has to rule on matters of national importance.