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Markandey Katju

'There Was No Use Informing Justice Balakrishnan'

Aug 11, 2014 Markandey Katju

Justice Kapadia's claim that he did not bring any corrupt Judge to the Supreme Court, has to be qualified by at least one instance where he (or rather the Collegium of which he was a member) almost succeeded.

'Corrupt Judges Should Be Sacked'

Aug 11, 2014 Markandey Katju

'...but this is not done to 'avoid defaming the judiciary'. Does corruption by Judges defame the judiciary, or does exposing such corruption defame it?'

Six Questions And A Post-Script

'None of the 6 specific questions I asked Justice Lahoti have been replied specifically by him. Instead he accuses me of stooping low. Let the public themselves decide who is stooping low.'

Dubious Appointments

Jul 21, 2014 Prashant Bhushan

Justice Katju's revelation today about how a reputedly corrupt judge came to be appointed in the Chennai High Court, once again highlights the serious problems with the process of appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.

'How A Corrupt Judge Continued In Madras High Court'

The full text of the controversial blog by the PCI chairman alleging that 10 years back, despite an "adverse IB report", a "corrupt" Additional Judge of the Madras High Court was allowed to continue in office by three former CJIs—Justices R C Lahoti,

02 June, 2014

'A Great Disservice To Muslims'

Markandey Katju

Full text of the post by the former Supreme Court Judge and Press Council Chairman on his blog that has revived the controversy over the uniform civil co

28 March, 2013

Justice Katju, Revisit Your Conscience

Kulsum Mustafa

Or accept the charge that you only believe in selective justice or accept that you have a warped sense of justice.

28 March, 2013

' Zaibunnisa Kazi Fully Deserves Rardon'

Markandey Katju

The Press Council Chairman now includes the case of the old woman whose crime was clearly less than than that of the film actor...

28 March, 2013

'Even If Sanjay Dutt Has Not Sent An Appeal I Am Entitled To Send Such An Appeal

Markandey Katju

After being corrected by Mahesh Jethmalani that the Governor is not the competent authority, the Chairman of Press Council now shoots off a letter to the President, now listing four instead of six reasons for pardon

21 March, 2013

'Pardon Sanjay Dutt And Set Him Free'

Markandey Katju

The inimitable press council chairman appeals to the governor of Maharashtra to pardon Sanjay Dutt under Article 161 of the Constitution, listing bizarre reasons for clemency

05 March, 2013

'Pakistan Is A Fake And Artificial Country'

Markandey Katju

'I do not believe that there are two nations, there is only one nation, that is India, and Pakistan is part of India. Pakistan was created in pursuance of the wicked British policy of divide and rule and the bogus Two Nation Theory'

17 February, 2013

Quit Or Be Sacked

Arun Jaitley

Retired judges must remember that the rental for occupying a Lutyen's bunglow post retirement has to be political neutrality not political participation.

17 February, 2013

All The Perfumes Of Arabia

Markandey Katju

To those who talk of development of Gujarat under Modi I ask this question: Should the malnourished children of Gujarat eat the roads, electricity and factories which Modi has created?

10 February, 2012

The Role Of Art, Literature And The Media

Markandey Katju

Artists, writers and media persons must focus on the real issues which are basically economic and not by trying to divert the attention of the people from the real issues to non issues like film stars, cricket, astrology or disco dancing.

10 December, 2012

'The Figure 90% Is Not A Mathematical Figure...'

Markandey Katju

'... it simply means that in my opinion a large proportion of Indians (and again I repeat, not all) are fools,' says the Press Council chairman, clarifying that he was misquoted (about having called them 'idiots')

29 November, 2012

'Change Your Ways'

Markandey Katju

The press council chief writes to West Bengal CM: ' I am your well wisher... of late you seem to have become increasingly intolerant and whimsical, which is only going to land you in big trouble'

19 November, 2012

'This Arrest Itself Appears To Be A Criminal Act'

Markandey Katju

Press Council Chairman demands that the Maharashtra CM " immediately order the suspension, arrest, chargesheeting and criminal prosecution of the police personnel" who arrested a girl for protesting on Facebook against Mumbai bandh on Bal Thackeray'

15 October, 2012

'So That People Will Know The Truth'

Markandey Katju

The Press Council chairman writes to the Chairman of National Broadcasting Standard Association: ' to hold a thorough inquiry into the allegations against Mr. Salman Khurshid as also against the India Today Group'

Photo Gallery

Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government, in Patiala.

PTI Photo

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai speaks to media as volunteers hold placards at a traffic point as part of Delhi governments 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to reduce pollution in the national capital, in New...

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Ambassador of Italy to India Vincenzo De Luca pays tribute to poet Rabindra Nath Tagore during their visit to Toagore's ancestral house at Jorasanko Thakurbari, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

A cyclist falls as he and other commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

BJP leader Vasundhara Raje attends the National Office bearers meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

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