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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Unnao victim critical, Supreme Court, Yogi Adityanath, Kuldeep Singh Sengar

For Unnao rape victim, what good governance? If a CBI probe overseen by Supreme Court is her only hope, that says a lot

Kuldeep Sengar is finally expelled from the BJP and the UP authorities give the Unnao rape case sudden attention after the SC takes cognisance. The contrast with earlier is striking.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Supreme Court, Asaduddin Owaisi, Arfa khanum sherwani, Triple talaq bill

Five Points on Triple Talaq: Critics like Arfa Khanum Sherwani opposing Triple Talaq Bill have no real ground

Instant divorce among Muslims is a barbaric practice that's been effectively banned. Naysayers to the Triple Talaq Bill have no real stand, except for an apparent dislike of the BJP.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Lawlessness, Supreme Court, Mob violence, Lynching

I survived lynching: Such violence existed before this govt. But it cannot become normal. There are ways to stop this

I faced the fury of lynching attempts on myself. Such acts have a long, disturbed history which predates the Modi govt. But this govt could take on the responsibility of ending lynching.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Marriage, Supreme Court, Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia

Yogi Adityanath vs Prashant Kanojia: This is what could have really hurt Yogi ji

Prashant Kanojia is neither Yogi’s uncle, nor his aunt. Nor his neighbour, not his colleague, nor his beautician, nor his gym trainer. Then how could he pose that particular question?

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

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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

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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?