Supreme Court orders release of six people convicted for Rajiv Gandhi’s murder

The Supreme Court on Friday, November 11, ordered the release of six persons who had been convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The apex court of India ordered the convicts’ release after two of them – S Nalini and RP Ravichandran – sought an early release from prison. All seven convicts were serving life sentences and had spent more than 30 years in jail.

India’s Congress Party Still likes the Old Guard

Mayank Chhaya- On July 14, 1942, barely a week before India’s main opposition party, the Indian National Congress’s new president Mallikarjun Kharge was born, its main decision-making body authorized Mohandas Gandhi to embark on a nationwide mass movement. That movement was famously and succinctly christened ‘Bharat Chhodo Andolan’ or ‘Quit India Movement’ to dislodge the […]