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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…




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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…



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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…



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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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Something is rotten in IIT, Kharagpur

Something is rotten in IIT, Kharagpur ” Something is rotten in the state of Denmark ” said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and similarly it can be said that “ Something is rotten in IIT, Kharagpur ”….


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Urdu mushairas in the Indian Supreme Court

By Justice Markandey Katju An Urdu mushaira ( poetry session ) has never been held in the Pakistan Supreme Court, but after I became a Judge in the Indian Supreme Court I got it held…


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The demand of treating Punjabi as equal to Urdu is wholly justified: Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju Tomorrow, 14th March is being celebrated as Punjab Culture Day https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ludhiana/celebrating-tomorrow-in-paks-punjab-with-an-offical-order-the-punjab-culture-day-7226330/ The demand of treating Punjabi as equal to Urdu is wholly justified. Our subcontinent is a land of great diversity,…


Farmers protest : Where to now ?

Farmers protest: Where to now?

By Justice Markandey Katju It seems that the ongoing Indian farmers agitation has reached a stalemate. The talks between the two sides have broken down, and the Indian Government has refused to concede to the…


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Julian Gardner

By Justice Markandey Katju When I was a judge in Allahabad High Court ( 1991-2004 ) one evening when I was sitting at home  I received a phone call ( it was probably in the…


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Unwarranted restrictions on dual citizenship in India

By Justice Markandey Katju The concept of dual citizenship was introduced in India by the Citizenship ( Amendment ) Act, 2005 pursuant to the recommendation of a High-Level Committee on Indian Diaspora constituted by the…


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Justice Katju asks 6 questions to Imran Khan

Some questions to Imran Khan By Justice Markandey Katju Dear Prime Minister Khan Everyone, including me, heard your speech in the Pakistan National Assembly after getting the vote of confidence ( which had been boycotted…