This movement, which presently is only for economic demands e.g. remunerative prices for agricultural produce, will later develop into a mighty people's struggle, which may last for 10-15 yearsRead More »
And what was wrong in hoisting the Nishan Saheb on Red Fort? The media spin doctors are again dishing out their dissembling medicationRead More »
The significance of the farmers’ parade and actions on 26th January. Justice Katju reveals the truth.
To shoot at the agitating farmers is bound to result in immediate civil unrest, turmoil and guerilla type incidents, initially in Punjab, Haryana, western UP and Uttarakhand, but which will later spread everywhereRead More »
Has our national flag not been insulted a hundred times more by those who by their deeds have flagrantly flouted the Indian Constitution and torn it to piecesRead More »
Many other such instances can be given of flagrant violation of violation of Articles 19(1)(a) and 21 with impunity, while the judiciary, which was meant to uphold and protect these rights, turned a blind eye to it, like Bheeshma Pitamah before whom Draupadi was being stripped before the assembled Kauravas.Read More »
We need millions of patriotic Horatii for this, who are willing to sacrifice their lives, like Horatius guarding the bridge in Ancient Rome. I am confident we have them.Read More »
Controversy: Was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose an agent of the fascist Japanese imperialists? Justice Katju’s opinion.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was a highly ambitious person, and he became frustrated because Gandhiji had sidelined him, and Hitler gave him no importance, so he thought that the only alternative left was to ally with Japan, on the theory that one's enemy's enemy is one's friend.. writes Justice KatjuRead More »
ongoing Indian farmers agitation can be likened to the Chinese Long March. Like the latter, it will face many obstacles, witness many twists and turns, and even retreats and splits, but eventually is bound to emerge triumphant, leading to creation of a political and social orderRead More »
When Justice Katju hooted boys of AMU because historians like Prof Irfan Habib, but they have not done their job properly!
Justice Katju said, I have explained about India was really the job of historians like Prof Irfan Habib, but they have not done their job properly. So I have to do it insteadRead More »
Saadat Hasan Manto strongly opposed Partition.At that time he was living in Bombay, writing for films, but he had to depart for Pakistan when Muslims connected with the film world started receiving death threats.Read More »
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‘.Read More »
Notice by NIA to people associated with farmers movement, Justice Katju says clearly illegal and mala fide.
Another caged parrot By Justice Markandey Katju Former CJI Lodha had called the CBI ( Central Bureau of Investigation ) a ‘caged parrot’, since, like a parrot, it would repeat whatever the government said, instead of acting independently. The same appellation can also be given to the NIA ( National …Read More »
Does CJI Bobde not allow the other 2 judges to speak, and he makes all these statements without consulting them?
CJI Bobde does not allow the other 2 judges to speak, and he makes all these statements without consulting them. Evidently, these 2 judges are scared to disagree with the Chief Justice.Read More »
judicial activism does not become judicial adventurism, the courts must act with caution and proper restraint. They must remember that judicial activism is not an unguided missile and failure to bear this in mind would lead to chaos.Read More »
Islam spread in large parts of the world because of its great message of equality, and the social emancipation it gave to the suppressed sections of society. But Muslims in our subcontinent mostly practice the caste system, which represents inequality, and is directly contrary to what the great Prophet taught.Read More »
Courts must realise they cannot solve all problems in the country, and I respectfully submit the Supreme Court should only decide the constitutionality of the 3 laws, and refrain from passing any order trespassing into the domain of another organ of the state.Read More »
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 …Read More »
A ‘Bloody Sunday’ seems inevitable, and like lambs being led to slaughter by Father Gapon ( who was later revealed to be a police agent ), or like the children being led to be drowned by the Pied Piper of Hamelin,Read More »
Farmers leaders or Father Gapons ? By justice Markandey Katju More and more on hearing Rakesh Tikait on YouTube, I am getting the feeling he is like Father Gapon ( who was later revealed to be a police agent ) who led the mob to a massacre in St Petersburg, …Read More »
A Jallianwala Bagh seems inevitable: But what after that? Soon after such an incident of use of force, the Punjab, Haryana and western UP will be plunged in turmoil.Read More »