Balarin

New York’s capital 3rd US city to officially oppose CAA

indica News Bureau- Albany, N.Y., the state’s capital, has become the third U.S. city to take action to officially oppose the Indian government’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act that has drawn international condemnations alleging anti-Muslim bias, according to published reports. The Albany City Council resolution, passed unanimously on March 2 and signed by the city’s mayor, […]

My Sincere Advice

Justice Markandey Katju-   My sincere advice to the anti CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh and elsewhere in India is to call off the agitation now. I myself am against the CAA ( see my article ‘Why the Citizenship Amendment Bill is unconstitutional’ published in thewire.in. ). Nevertheless, the time has come to end the anti […]

The big mistake of the anti CAA protesters

Justice Markandey Katju-   The Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) permits non-Muslim immigrants into India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to become Indian citizens if they have lived in India for at least 5 years, but it does not grant the same right to Muslim immigrants. The justification for this distinction given by the government is […]

Anti CAA agitation will soon fizzle out

Justice Markandey Katju- The sight on the internet of a large number of anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters gathered at midnight at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi (near Jamia Milia Islamia ) to welcome the New Year by singing the national anthem and shouting slogans like ‘Azadi’ and ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ ( Long live the Revolution […]

The Jharkhand election

Justice Markandey Katju-   Many people are rejoicing over the defeat of the BJP Govt  in the recent Jharkhand Legislative Assembly Elections in India, and the victory of the JMM ( Jharkhand Mukti Morcha )—Congress alliance, which has formed the new state government. While I am no supporter of the BJP, I see no reason […]