Appeal to my Kashmiri brothers and sisters

Justice Markandey Katju- The J&K Governor Satyapal Malik, that modern Nero, has announced that the Home Department’s advisory to tourists to leave the Kashmir Valley is being lifted from 10th October. But the prohibition on Internet, mobiles etc and curfew in several places and other restrictions continue. Internet and mobiles are not luxuries today but […]

India’s national aim 

Justice Markandey Katju-   In this world there are really two worlds: (1) the world of the developed, highly industrialized countries e.g. North America, Europe, Japan, Australia and China (2) the world of the underdeveloped countries, including India. Our national aim must be to transform and uplift India from the ranks of the second world […]

Srinagar to Mumbai via Delhi: Agencies on high terror alert

Deepak Sharma(IANS)-   Phone intercepts from the Indo-Pak border, arms dropping by drones from across the border into Punjab last month, and Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) chief Lt General Faiz Hameed’s recent tour of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, are three main reasons which prompted Indian security agencies to go on a high alert, particularly in Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab and […]

The NRC beeline

Justice Markandey Katju-   Ever since the NRC (National Register of Citizens) was started in Assam, all states suddenly seem to be vying for it. Whether it is West Bengal, Haryana, Delhi, Karnataka, UP–everyone is rushing and making a beeline and mad scramble for it. I too am in favor of NRC, and would like […]

Marching through Georgia

Justice Markandey Katju-   When I was in school in India (the Boys High School, Allahabad) in the 1950s our music teacher taught us a song ‘ Marching through Georgia ‘, which so fascinated me that though I was only about 10 years old when I learned it, I have been singing it all my […]

The storm ahead

Justice Markandey Katju-     ” Hai maujazan ek kulzum-e-khoon, kaash yahi ho Aata hai abhi dekhiye, kya kya merey aage ” ( A turbulent sea of blood is before me But see what is coming ahead ) Mirza Ghalib I am in the evening of my life ( I just crossed 73 ), and […]