Justice Markandey Katju: The emergence of India as a modern industrial giant will change world history

The world is largely ruled by a small group of powerful nations which dominate over others. After the end of the Second World War in 1945 the United Nations was set up, which reflected upon this situation. A Security Council was created making five powerful nations its permanent members with veto powers, relegating other countries to inferior status.

Justice Markandey Katju: A call to Indian patriots

One single thought must haunt, obsess, torment, agonise, harrow, harass, and madden the minds of all Indian patriots (as it haunts mine ), day and night, 24×7 (and by Indian I mean Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, for we are really one nation, only temporarily and artificially divided by a British swindle in 1947, but are sure to reunite one day): how to transform our Indian subcontinent into a modern industrial giant, with our people enjoying a high standard of living ? All other thoughts are irrelevant, superficial, minor or at best trivial or subsidiary issues.

Justice Markandey Katju: The main features of the 21st century

The 21st century will witness historical struggles by people living in the underdeveloped countries to transform their countries into highly developed ones, so that their peoples may enjoy decent lives and a high standard of living. Before the Industrial Revolution, which started in England around the beginning of the 18th Century, and then spread to France, then Germany, and then in many parts of the world, there were feudal agricultural societies in most parts of the world.

Justice Markandey Katju: India’s post-election scenario

Justice Markandey Katju writes: I am convinced that BJP’s seats in the Lok Sabha will considerably reduce when the Lok Sabha election results are declared on June 4. At present, BJP has 303 seats, and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 353, out of the 543 elected seats in the House. The BJP is likely to go down to 200-210, and the NDA to about 240-250. The opposition I.N.D.I.A. bloc should get around the same number of seats as the NDA. It looks as if a coalition government would have to be formed by either.

Justice Markandey Katju: Modi’s hate speech has crossed all limits of decency

Justice Markandey Katju writes: Politicians want to attain and retain power. One can therefore understand their political compulsions when they give passionate speeches to attract votes. But then, everything has a limit, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi crossed all limits last weekend when he gave a speech in Banswara, Rajasthan spouting venom against Indian Muslims, bringing the nation’s political discourse to a new low.

Justice Markandey Katju: The historical significance of the 2024 Indian election

Justice Markandey Katju writes: The 2024 Indian election may lay the groundwork for a people’s struggle led by patriotic modern minded leaders to arise in India. This struggle will be long and arduous, probably lasting 10-15 years, in which tremendous sacrifices will have to be made, before tasting success. By itself, the current election will have no immediate impact on the lives of the people, but its significance lies in the fact the process of India’s transformation into a modern, highly-industrialized state by a mighty people’s struggle will have begun.

Justice Markandey Katju: The judgment that changed India from a secular nation to a Hindu state

Justice Markandey Katju writes: By his judgment in Manohar Joshi vs Bhaurao Patil In 1995, Justice JS Verma practically amended the Indian Constitution, and by another ‘sleight of hand’ (he had used the same technique in the earlier judges case) converted India from a secular to a Hindu state. The conversion of India from a de jure secular to a de facto Hindu state can be attributed largely to that judgment.