I am not a supporter of democracy, and I want to give my reasons. In his book ‘The Republic’, Plato, the disciple of the great Greek philosopher Socrates, mentions a dialogue between Socrates and a man called Adeimantus about democracy. Socrates compares the country with a ship sailing in a perilous sea, with gales and tides threatening to capsize it.
According to Greek mythology, Bellerophon was the hero who captured the winged horse Pegasus. But is there any Bellerophon today which can check the modern Pegasus, which is snooping by the government on people as a result of the explosive growth of surveillance techniques by today’s modern technology? Edward Snowden’s disclosures show that evidently there is none.
Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. Indians are a peaceful tiny minority of about 1.3 million people ( about 2.5% of the entire 60 million population ) in South Africa. They came to South […]
It was heartening to note the oral observations of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India NV Ramanna about the sedition law in India ( section 124A of the Indian Penal Code ) during the hearing of a case filed by an army veteran in the Supreme Court.
These days there is a lot of criticism of the misbehavior of Britishers after England lost to Italy in the Euro Cup football final at Wembley Stadium. Many people are depicting all Britishers as rowdies and hooligans.
I read the article, ‘The compassionate revolution of Saint Stan Swamy’ by Shaj Mohan and Divya Dwivedi published in thewire.in.
Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. A huge hue and cry has been created by a section of the Indian media and others about an ad of the New York Times seeking applications for […]