Was I wrong? By Justice Markandey Katju I was strongly criticised some time back when I called 90% Indians fools. But was I wrong? I will here deal with only one aspect of their foolishness: the belief of most Indians in astrology. My guess is 90% Indians believe in astrology, and consult horoscopes. Now while…… Continue reading 90% of Indians are fools. Justice Katju asked, is he wrong?
Author: Justice Markandey Katju
Markandey Katju is an Indian jurist and former Supreme Court judge of India who served as chairman of the Press Council of India. He is the founder and patron of the Indian Reunification Association (IRA), an organisation that advocates for the peaceful reunification of what is now Pakistan and Bangladesh with India under a secular government.
Why did Justice Katju call the generals of the Pakistani army pig-headed generals?
Have they learnt nothing from history? By Justice Markandey Katju I seriously believe Gen Munir and the Pak Corps Commanders need to be sent to a lunatic asylum. Have they learnt nothing from history? An army can fight another army, it cannot fight the masses, as the Americans learnt in Vietnam, and the Russians in…… Continue reading Why did Justice Katju call the generals of the Pakistani army pig-headed generals?
Unity of Indians is absolutely essential at this historical juncture
By Justice Markandey Katju I was deeply sad that in Manipur, and even in Delhi, there have been fights between Meiteis and Kukis. I have repeatedly been saying that at the present historical juncture what is most critically required is unity between all religious/caste/lingual/racial/and ethnic groups in India. Let me explain why this unity is…… Continue reading Unity of Indians is absolutely essential at this historical juncture
The ‘liberal’ mask of TFT and its controllers
As for Mehr Husain, who lives in Pakistan ( unlike Raza who is usually abroad ) she is smart enough to care for her own skin, and does not want to become another Arshad Sharif or Imran Riaz Khan.
Why are Pak army generals so hostile to Imran Khan?
By Justice Maekandey Katju I sometimes wondered why the Pakistan army generals are so hostile to Imran Khan ? The generals have unleashed a reign of terror in Pakistan. Imran Khan’s house has been raided many times on the flimsy excuse that he is harbouring terrorists, he has been attacked twice, his party leaders are…… Continue reading Why are Pak army generals so hostile to Imran Khan?
Why are Pakistani friends of Justice Katju avoiding him now?
My contact with Pakistanis By Justice Markandey Katju Although I am an Indian. I have lots of Pakistani friends and acquaintances, with whom I used to regularly chat on skype and whatsapp. Of late, however, these contacts have dried up or snapped, and this seems to be due to recent developments in Pakistan where the…… Continue reading Why are Pakistani friends of Justice Katju avoiding him now?
Justice Katju asked, if India’s GDP is increasing then who is benefiting from it
Rise in GDP proves nothing, and is useless for the people, though talking of it may be a good diversionary technique to divert the people’s attention from the real issues.
Who is responsible for bomb blasts in India? Whom did Justice Katju hold guilty?
When there is a bomb blast in India, the police can never find out and apprehend the real culprits (because they are nor trained in scientific Investigation), and yet there is pressure on them to solve the crime. So what do they do?
Kashmiris’ demand for azadi ( freedom ) was wrong, Justice Katju explains.
Kashmiris’ demand for azadi ( freedom ) By Justice Markandey Katju Last night I had a long talk on whatsapp with a group of Kashmiris. It was arranged by my journalist friend Wahid Kashir, who lives in London, and often holds video shows about Kashmir. I told the Kashmiris that I too am a Kashmiri,…… Continue reading Kashmiris’ demand for azadi ( freedom ) was wrong, Justice Katju explains.
Justice Katju explains why he supports Imran Khan
Why I Support Imran Khan By Justice Markandey Katju Today I had a long talk on WhatsApp with a Pakistani journalist friend, who asked me why I have been supporting former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan through my articles and tweets for quite some time. I told him that I do not know Imran Khan,…… Continue reading Justice Katju explains why he supports Imran Khan
Wafaadaari mein sheikh-o-barhaman ki aazmaish hai
By Justice Markandey Katju The recent spate of resignations of prominent figures in Imran Khan’s PTI party in Pakistan reminded me of the above verse of the great Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib. Fawad Choudhry, Shireen Mazari, Asad Umar, Maleeka Bukhari and others enjoyed the loaves of office when the PTI was in power, but when…… Continue reading Wafaadaari mein sheikh-o-barhaman ki aazmaish hai
Sarbas khaaye bhog kar naana, samar bhumi bhay ballabh praana
Sarbas khaaye bhog kar naana, samar bhumi bhay ballabh praana By Justice Markandey Katju These lines in Ramcharitmanas said by Ravan to Kumbhakarna seem to accurately describe the behaviour of Shireen Mazari, Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umar and some other PTI leaders of Pakistan who have left the party in view of the military crackdown, after…… Continue reading Sarbas khaaye bhog kar naana, samar bhumi bhay ballabh praana
Why is Justice Katju with Imran Khan?
So carry on Captain, I am with you in your struggle for democracy, and against the fascist forces in Pakistan.
Justice Katju warns all Pak army officers and soldiers
A reign of fascist terror against your own people has been unleashed by the traitors Gen Munir and the Corps Commanders of the Pakistan army on the pretext of punishing the miscreants who attacked military buildings and installations on 9th May.
Unity of Indians is absolutely essential today, Justice Katju’s article
India’s tremendous diversity can be a great asset, instead of being a liability, provided there are good and friendly relations between all, instead of hostility. The real ani-nationals are therefore those who try to polarise society and create hatred and hostility between our people.
A Response to Dr Akbar Ahmed by Justice Katju
A response to Dr Akbar Ahmed By Justice Markandey Katju Dr Akbar Ahmed is a highly respected former Pakistan High Commissioner to UK, and currently Professor of International Relations at the American University, School of International Service, Washington DC. He recently gave an interview to Israr Kasana, which prompted a response from me. Here it…… Continue reading A Response to Dr Akbar Ahmed by Justice Katju
Undeclared martial law prevails in Pakistan; writes Justice Katju
By Justice Markandey Katju ”Tha shor maut se bacho bacho talwaar chali talwaar hali” The above line from Hindi poet Shyam Narain Pandey’s epic poem ‘Haldighati’ succinctly expresses the situation prevailing in Pakistan today, where there is an atmosphere of fear, consternation, and presentiment. After former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s arrest on 9th May by…… Continue reading Undeclared martial law prevails in Pakistan; writes Justice Katju
Who attacked and drove the tribals into the forests? Writes Justice Katju
The Dravidians invaded India and pushed the pre-Dravidian tribals into forests, and later the Aryans invaded India and pushed the Dravidians southward into south India. Some remnants of these Dravidians, who originally lived in present-day Pakistan but continued living there even after the Aryan invasion, are the Brahui speakers of today.
Pak SC is entirely responsible for the crisis in Pakistan: Justice Katju’s article
The PDM is no doubt to blame for defying the court order, but the greater blame rests squarely on the Supreme Court for buckling under pressure, surrendering to blackmail by the PDM, and developing cold feet when it came to doing its duty to enforce the Constitution.
A Kashmiri King who did justice
By Justice Markandey Katju One of the functions of a Judge is to protect the poor and weak against the rich and powerful. In earlier times the King would often dispense justice himself e.g. Mughal Emperor Jahangir who installed a chain of justice which anyone seeking justice from the Emperor could pull. The ‘Rajtarangini’, (…… Continue reading A Kashmiri King who did justice