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What is the best way of disposing off a dead body?

Sandeep-Pandey

As Covid consumes human life in a very conspicuous way we are confronted with the additional problem of disposing off human corpses. Cremation grounds are lit with continuous pyres, graveyards are running out of land and now Ganga has become a mass grave potentially polluting its water. In India, one …

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A sample of what is happening in Ulta Pradesh

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju I often call Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state by population in India ( over 200 million ) as Ulta Pradesh ( the upside downstate ), or Alice’s Wonderland. A proof of this characterisation is what happened in Azamgarh district recently. A young Muslim cleric, Yasir Akhtar, …

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Help Justice Katju

Justice Markandey Katju

Help needed I am proposing to write an article about the plight of people in India since lockdown was imposed in April 2020, and I need your help in this connection. For instance, I was told by an employee of Honda company in Delhi who met me recently that he …

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The Muhammad bin Tughlaq of Lakshadweep

Praful Patel Lakshadweep

The Muhammad bin Tughlaq of Lakshadweep The Administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Patel, has made many proposals relating to the Islands. Beef to goonda Act: Lakshadweep Administrator has UT in turmoil What’s happening in Lakshadweep and why are islanders protesting against BJP administrator? There is wide opposition to these proposals by …

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A nation of over a billion fools and hypocrites

Justice Markandey Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju I have often said that 90% Indians are fools, whose heads are full of ‘gobar’ ( cow dung ), not brains. I was criticised for saying this, but what else can be said of people whose heads are crammed with casteism,, communalism and superstitions, and often …

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Vasudhev Kutumbakam: Stop this hypocrisy

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

Stop this hypocrisy By Justice Markandey Katju Many people mention ’Vasudhev Kutumbakam’ ( the whole world is my family ) when describing the greatness of Hindu culture. But what to say of the whole world, most Indians do not even regard a section of their own countrymen as members of …

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BJP will win India’s parliamentary election in 2024, Justice Katju’s prediction

Justice Markandey Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju Many years back I had said that 90% Indians are fools, full of casteism, communalism and superstitions, whom any Pied Piper of Hamelin type scoundrel could take for a ride http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/the-90-/934145/ https://www.newslaundry.com/2012/04/26/katju-on-90-of-indians-being-fools https://www.firstpost.com/india/katju-speaks-the-unpleasant-truth-90-of-indians-are-fools-269597.html Many people are saying that the BJP will lose in India’s 2024 parliamentary …

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India is paying for our leaders’ unscientific mindsets

Narendra Modi

By Justice Markandey Katju I recently came across this article by a Professor of Physics and Astro Physice in Delhi University: The country is paying for the government’s unscientific attitudes. India had once been the leader of the world in science, which enabled it to have almost 30% of the …

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WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases

mosquito

Geneva, 20th May – New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) sets essential standards to inform future research and development on genetically modified mosquitoes, particularly in addressing issues relating to ethics, safety, affordability and effectiveness. More than 40Lakhs people a year die from malaria alone. Malaria and other vector-borne …

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Gundai phalti hai ( Hooliganism makes one prosper )

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a sit-in (dharna) protest against CBI raid to Kolkata Police Commissioner house at Metro Channel in Kolkata last night on Feb. 04, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

By Justice Markandey Katju There was a lawyer in the Allahabad High Court who openly used to say ” Mujhe gundai phali hai ” ( Hooliganism has made me prosper ). He used to threaten, cow down, and overawe judges. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, he prospered in …

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Can Pakistan ever become a normal country?

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju I saw the post ‘How can Pakistan be transformed into a normal country ?’ published in nayadaur.tv. In this post there is a discussion between Raza Rumi, Husain Haqqani and Murtaza Solangi. How Can Pakistan Be Transformed Into A Normal Country? With respect to the speakers, …

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