Markandey Katju

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Indian liberals and their illiberal ignorance

Intellectuals are meant to fearlessly question and critique everything. In India, they are seen doing the opposite.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Eight steps to a revolution that can clean up the mess India is in right now

We must work for reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a secular government.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Shashi Tharoor at sea: The 'liberal intellectual' falters on Sabarimala 

His latest argument shows the Congress politician cares more for vote banks, and less for logic.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why the judiciary needs to stop legislating

If judges are free to make laws, it would go against the principle of separation of powers.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why I think Nehru fans and Modi bhakts are really the same

Both claim to be at opposite ends. But when it comes to ignoring what's holding India back, they unite.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why India doesn't need Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity

Political figures who played a hand in India's devastating Partition were flawed figures. Why should we commemorate them?

VOICES

 |   3-minute read

Abhijit Iyer Mitra's case merits bail, not jail

There is sufficient precedence for the CJI to reconsider and grant a law-abiding citizen, whose crime is a joke, relief.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

CBI vs CBI: Why we should analyse the situation in the light of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Is Alok Verma right and Rakesh Asthana wrong? Or, vice versa? No, there is no reason to jump to those conclusions right now.

VOICES

 |   3-minute read

Why India's #MeToo movement is silent about sex workers

Do sex workers not undergo sexual harassment — of a more horrendous kind?

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

AMU sedition row: Why Kashmiri students calling for azadi is no crime

Raising of azadi slogans is part of the freedom of speech guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.