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SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

When will the covid pandemic end in India?

By Justice Markandey Katju The covid pandemic started in India around January 2020, and a nationwide lockdown was imposed by the Prime Minister on 24th March 2020 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_lockdown_in_India Following this, tens of millions of migrant…



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Celebrating festivals together

By Justice Markandey Katju Upto 1857 Hindus and Muslims used to celebrate each other’s festivals e.g. Holi, Diwali, Eid etc together. But in 1857 the great Mutiny broke out, in which Hindus and Muslims jointly…



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The Shahr Qazi of Allahabad

By Justice Markandey Katju Eid in most parts of India is either on Thursday, 13th May, or on Friday, 14th May, depending on the visibility of the moon. I was a lawyer in Allahabad High…



Omar Khayyam

The Great King of India

By Justice Markandey Katju There is a Sanskrit shloka : जानामि नागेश तव प्रभावम् कण्ठस्थितः गर्जसि शंकरस्य स्थानम् प्रधानम् न च बलम प्रधानम् द्वारस्थितः कोअपि न सिंघः “Jaanaami Nagesh tava prabhaavam Kanthasthitah garjasi Shankarasya Sthaanam…


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Power of the position

By Justice Markandey Katju There is a Sanskrit shloka : जानामि नागेश तव प्रभावम् कण्ठस्थितः गर्जसि शंकरस्य स्थानम् प्रधानम् न च बलम प्रधानम् द्वारस्थितः कोअपि न सिंघः “Jaanami Nagesh tava prabhaavam Kanthasthitah garjasi Shankarasya Sthaanam…


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Understanding the electoral verdict 2021

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The results of five assembly elections are out. There was a lot at stake particularly for the ruling dispensation of RSS which made every effort to dislodge the West Bengal’s Trinamool…



Mamata Banerjee

The S.A. has been unleashed in West Bengal

By Justice Markandey Katju Soon after the huge TMC victory in the recent West Bengal elections violence is taking place in several parts of the state. How does one explain this ? I will venture…




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In the name of God go

By Justice Markandey Katju Many leaders of the Congress Party have telephoned me recently and said they are getting abuses by the public because of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi who are clinging on to the…


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Saanpnaath or Naagnaath

By Justice Markandey Katju Since the morning TV channels and the internet have been showing and analysing the election results to the 4 state assemblies ( West Bengal, Assam, Tamilnadu, and Kerala ) and 1…




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Remembering Soli Sorabjee

Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee passed away yesterday of covid. My respect and tributes to the great man. I always like to narrate an anecdote about him. He defended me and my colleagues Ms. Amiya Rao…



Dr. Ram Puniyani

Corona Pandemic and Targeting of Minorities

Currently (April 2021) India is passing through its worst period as Covid19 Phase II is at its peak, with a high rate of infectivity and mortality. The shortage of beds, Oxygen, test facilities and medicines…