A 'lynch mob, and intolerant pseudo-secularists, in the name of freedom of expression, are crying from rooftops and demanding freedom of defamation....The withdrawal of this book is an outcome of a valid, legal battle'
Does the movement provide us a great opportunity for national regeneration? Could it grow by involving intellectuals of all shades? Could it have a lasting impact? Or will a marked megalomaniac tendency, stoked by television, mar it for ever?
In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court holds as unconstitutional the deployment of tribal youths as Special Police Officers - 'Koya Commandos', Salwa Judum - in the counter-insurgency operations against Maoist groups, and orders their immedi