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: The inanity of Akbar Ahmed

Justice Markandey Katju writes: While I regard Dr Akbar Ahmed as a good man, in my opinion his talk was mostly sentimental maudlin and baloney, revealing little understanding of reality. He no doubt rightly emphasized on the importance of religious freedom and human rights, and condemned religious fanaticism, but beyond that, his talk was mostly unrealistic moonshine, twaddle, and claptrap.

Justice Markandey Katju: Moeed Pirzada’s ‘Garrison State’ speech in Alabama

Justice Markandey Katju writes: The eminent Pakistani journalist Moeed Pirzada, who has been living in the US for some time, spoke recently in Alabama about the ‘Garrison State’ (a euphemism for army rule) in Pakistan. In his speech, Moeed mentions that the Garrison State in Pakistan produces, and compels linear thinking. In other words, anyone who criticises, assesses, evaluates, or suggests reforms, is branded as an enemy of Pakistan and of Islam, and is harshly dealt with.