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What happened to Allama Iqbal

What happened to Allama Iqbal

The renowned Urdu poet Iqbal ( known as Allama Iqbal ) was secular and a nationalist in his youth. In 1904 he wrote his famous song ‘Saare jahaan se achcha Hindustan hamaara‘.

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Long live the Punjabi farmers: Justice Katju

Farmers Protest

By Justice Markandey Katju ”Let the sleeping giant sleep, for when he awakes, the world will tremble“. The above statement, attributed to Napoleon, was regarding China, but the same can be said regarding India today. With its huge population of 135 crores, and its large pool of technical talent and …

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Long live the Indian farmers

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju I must confess I had earlier little faith in Indian farmers. I doubted they had the creativity, initiative, gumption and drive needed in great historical movements.. I thought farmers were dumb, inane, and purely passive, creatures who could be toyed around with and manipulated by crafty …

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The historical significance of the farmers’ agitation

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju Today, 8th December is being observed as Bharat Bandh, on the call of the agitating farmers organisations. I submit that the ongoing farmers agitation is not just a fight for the farmers’ interests, it has also historical significance. Our national objective must be to transform India …

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Indian farmers are creating history

SATYAM BRUYAT - Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju, former judge, Indian Supreme Court By their ongoing agitation, the Indian farmers are not only fighting for their rights, they are also creating history by starting the process of the mighty historical united struggle for the transformation of India from an underdeveloped to a highly industrialised …

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