Opinion

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

Long live the American people

By Justice Markandey Katju Some people criticise the American people for what they did in Vietnam, Iraq etc, but I am their great admirer. What giants they have produced–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and…

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King Amanullah Khan

By Justice Markandey Katju Afghanistan today is a war ravaged country, with most of its people living in abject poverty. The war between the Americans and the Taliban has been going on there for 20…





SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

The greatest crime in history

By Justice Markandey Katju Many people believe that the greatest crime in history was sending 6 million Jews to gas chambers in extermination camps at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, etc by the Nazis. Germans are…



SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

Caste reservations in India

By Justice Markandey Katju Caste reservations in public services and for admissions in educational institutions have become so entrenched in the Indian political and legal sphere that they have almost become a holy cow, which…




Justice

Inter-religious marriages in India

When I was a judge in the Allahabad High Court ( 1991-2004 ) many cases came before me of inter-religious marriages. Almost all such cases were of a Hindu girl who fell in love with…



The role of literature in the transitional era

The role of literature in the transitional era

By Justice Markandey Katju India is passing through a painful transitional period in its history, the transition from a semi-feudal backward country to a highly developed, highly industrialised one. This historical transition can be successfully…



Great Injustice to Urdu in India By Justice Markandey Katju

Great Injustice to Urdu in India

By Justice Markandey Katju I have read the poetry of many countries in the world ( English, American, French, German, Russian, Spanish, etc ) as well of several Indian languages ( Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, etc…



Sex

Sex workers in India

By Justice Markandey Katju ” Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke   Ye luttte hue kaaravaan zindagi ke   Kahaan hain kahaan hai muhaafiz khudi ke   Jinhe naaz hai Hind par woh kahaan…


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The Krishna obsession

By Justice Markandey Katju This article can be regarded as a sequel to my earlier article ‘The Krishna legend‘. Of all the deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, Lord Krishna is the most enrapturing…


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Justice Katju on Wasim Rizvi’s view

Wasim Rizvi’s view The demand of Wasim Rizvi,  former Chief of the UP Shia Central Waqf Board, to remove 26 verses from the Quran as they promoted ( according to him ) jihadist and terroristic…


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The Krishna legend

By Justice Markandey Katju Since the Holi festival is approaching in India which is associated with the life of Lord Krishna it would be interesting to deal with the legend of Krishna. Krishna, like Rama,…