Justice Markandey Katju writes: Now that the name of Mughal Gardens In Rashtrapati Bhawan has been changed to Amrit Udyan, chapters on Mughal history have been ordered to be removed from the history syllabus by NCERT, the name of my hometown Allahabad changed to Prayagraj, Faizabad changed to Ayodhya, Mughalsarai Junction changed to Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction, Aurangabad changed to Sambhajinagar etc, and Babri Masjid demolished to give way to construction of a ‘bhavya’ Ram Mandir, I suggest the following steps be also taken to make India really free from all traces of of our detested oppressors, invaders and enslavers…
Justice Markandey Katju says: Many Indians celebrated Pakistan’s defeat by England in the T20 World Cup cricket final on November 13, 2022, as if India had won the Cup. These fools did not understand that India and Pakistan (and Bangladesh) are, in fact, one country, only temporarily divided by the British (the way they divided Ireland, Cyprus, Palestine, etc) by that historical swindle called Partition in 1947, on the basis of the bogus two-nation theory.
Speaking at Cambridge University in 1880, a high official of the British Raj named Sir John Strachey said “This is the first and foremost thing to learn about India, that there is not, and never was an India, or even any country of India possessing, according to European ideas, any sort of unity – physical, political, social and religious–no Indian nation, no ‘people of India’, of which we hear so much.”
Justice Katju says: The political leaders of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are really puppets of the developed countries and do their bidding of keeping our subcontinent backward, by polarising society.
Justice Katju says: Some people say that Urdu is the language of Muslims. But has Holi been described in a more beautiful manner in any language of India than in this poem of the great Urdu poet Nazir Akbarabadi (who lived after Mir and before Ghalib)?
Justice Katju says, The beauty of Ghalib’s poetry (as also of much of other Urdu poetry) is that it is often universal in time and place. Today in India and Pakistan, the pace of history has speeded up. Events are taking place more and more rapidly, and one wonders where all of this will end.
By Vikas Datta- Whenever Hindi filmmakers needed a canny yet commanding police officer who could devise strategies to outsmart criminals, tackle emotional subordinates, or just serve as a reasonable authority figure, there was one man they could rely on. Sayedna ‘Iftekhar’ Ahmed Sharif, famously called Iftekhar, with his chiseled features (including prominent cheekbones), air of authority, […]
By 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) This ghazal, by the Urdu poet Majrooh Sulanpuri is perhaps the greatest revolutionary poem ever written anywhere in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlmC0cIl1R8 jala ke mashaal-e-jaan hum junoon-sifaat chale […]