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Markandey Katju

Surrender To Kareena's Pout, Will You Please, Justice Katju?

Oct 05, 2012 Debarshi Dasgupta

A passionate counter to the Press Council Chairman's many linguistic biases

'Flouted All Canons Of Constitutional Jurisprudence'

Jun 21, 2012 Markandey Katju

'The Pakistan Supreme Court has lost its balance and gone berserk. If it does not now come to its senses I am afraid the day is not far off when the Constitution will collapse, and the blame will squarely lie with the Pakistan SC and particularly it

'Freedom Of The Media Cannot Be Regarded As Always Good'

It depends for what purpose it is being used: It's a double edged weapon; it can both help society, and also damage society. It is like a knife, which can be used for cutting things, and also stabbing people

'Withdraw The Proceedings Against The Mediapersons'

Mar 12, 2012 Markandey Katju

'And instead take strong action against the MLAs who have brought disgrace to the House,' writes the chairman of the Press Council of India to the speaker of the Karntaka legislative assembly against the crackdown on the media in Karnataka following

'Ill-Considered, Sweeping And Uninformed Comments'

The Editors' Guild lashes out at the new chairman of the Press Council of India, saying "Justice Markandey Katju's comments in an interview to Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN, broadcast over the week-end, touched a new low"

01 November, 2011

Wanted: An Ombudsman

B. Raman

Instead of any outside regulation, an ombudsman could be a suitable mechanism by which the criticisms, protests and grievances of the viewers are given serious attention and a response given to them

07 March, 2011

Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug V/s Union Of India

Markandey Katju

SC lays down conditions "until Parliament makes legislation" for "passive euthanasia" —"permission to withdraw life support" —but dismisses Pinki Virani's petition seeking "active euthanasia" for Aruna Shanbaug, while also recommending that attempt t

05 January, 2011

'Undo The Historical Injustice'

Markandey Katju

'The dishonor of the victim Nandabai called for harsher punishment, and we are surprised that the State Government did not file any appeal for enhancement of the punishment'

03 January, 2011

'It Is The Duty Of A Doctor To Heal'

Markandey Katju

'A doctor incarcerated for a long period may end up like Dr. Manette in Charles Dicken’s novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, who forgot his profession and even his name in the Bastille'

16 November, 2010

The Armed Forces Grievances Redressal Commission

Markandey Katju

The SC directs the Central Government to set up a Commission, different from the Armed Forces Tribunal, to look into the mounting grievances of the forces

15 November, 2010

'Deserving Death Sentence'

Markandey Katju

'Crimes against women are not ordinary crimes committed in a fit ofanger or for property. They are social crimes. They disrupt the entire social fabric. Hence, they call for harsh punishment'

01 November, 2010

'Indian Society Has Become A Sick Society'

Markandey Katju

'Young women are being killed by their husbands or by their in-laws by pouring kerosene on them and setting them on fire or by hanging/strangulating them'

23 October, 2010

The 'Live-In-Relationship' Judgment

Markandey Katju

The full text of the Supreme Court's judgment in D. Velusamy V/s D. Patchaiammal that has come in for sharp criticism because of the language used

22 March, 2010

'This Court... Will Collapse Under Its Own Burden'

Markandey Katju

The SC takes objection to " all kind of special leave petitions even frivolous ones", making a reference to the Constitution Bench to determine the categories of cases which alone should be so entertained under Article 136 of the Constitution.

17 March, 2010

From The Ancient To The Modern

Markandey Katju

From the law of the Smritis as expounded in the Sanskrit Commentaries and Digests to legislation via positivism, sociological jurisprudence and natural law

19 October, 2009

Sanskrit As A Language Of Science

Markandey Katju

There is a misconception that Sanskrit language is only a language for chanting mantras in temples or religious ceremonies. That, actually, is less than 5% of the Sanskrit literature, more than 95% of which has nothing to do with religion...

02 May, 2009

Now Supreme Court To Solve Water Problems

Markandey Katju

A SC bench directs "the Central government to forthwith constitute a Committee ... which shall do scientific research on a war footing for solving the water shortage in most parts of our country because of which our people are suffering terribly."

10 February, 2009

Water Wars

Markandey Katju

There is no dearth of eminent scientists in the field who can solve the water problem, but they have not been organised and brought together and not been requested by the central and state governments to solve this problem. High time it was done.

Photo Gallery

A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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