Markandey Katju
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English   |   Bangla

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

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

 |   3-minute read

Ban Fatwas - These have no place in a secular, modern state

The latest fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan shows why it is imperative to come down heavily on these despicable judgements.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Why I think Pakistan was, is and will always remain a terrorist state

Just establishing terror camps and sending jihadis to India isn't terrorism. Terrorising a section of your own people is also terrorism. And Pakistan, by its very nature, cannot stop doing that.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Seven Reasons Why Asaduddin Owaisi is wrong on Triple Talaq

Mr Owaisi's arguments do not hold real ground. As I see it, if he was really concerned about the plight of Muslim women, he would support the govt's Bill against Triple Talaq.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Muslim 'protests' too little, too late: What were ‘prominent’ Bengali Muslims doing before Lok Sabha polls 2019?

The letter written by ‘prominent’ Bengali Muslims to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee only highlights their silence in several earlier cases.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Gone with the icy wind: Four reasons why Kashmiri Pandits will never return to Kashmir

The sanctimony around 'the return of the Kashmiri Pandits' is just that: sanctimony. The locals are actually not unhappy they left. And the KPs, who know this, know they cannot return.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Silver lining: The one way Indian Muslims have benefited under right-wing rule

Their political marginalisation has helped them realise, and fight, the isolationalism clerics and others subjected them to.

VOICES

 |   3-minute read

Yogendra Yadav's La-La Land gambit

His latest pronouncement shows the unbearable lightness of being an academic in politics.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

There is nothing wrong about Justice Kurian Joseph speaking his mind now

Don't shove judicial corruption under the carpet. It's been done long enough, with terrible results.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why I say to Pakistanis, hum Hindostani bilkul tum jaise nikle

With our continuing communalism, violence and superstition, we are no better at all than our neighbour.