The current bid to impose President’s Rule in the sensitive state of Arunachal Pradesh shows total disregard for provisions of the Indian Constitution and norms of democracy. This is competitive politics rearing its ugly head. The onus is, yet again, on the apex court to protect democratic institutions.
Last week, Prime Minister Modi was, for the first time, asked to ‘go back’ from a public meeting. The two protesting Dalit research scholars sent a pertinent message to the incumbent government: Learn to accept differences before democratic voices get stronger.
The recent spate of court observations and rulings have called into question practices that are violative of individual rights.
When Mufti Mohammad Sayeed attended funerals of Kashmiri militants killed by security forces, many saw him as a supporter of separatism. Yet, if anyone understood the language of peace, it was him. On his death, Kashmir will miss its healer
Taking everyone by surprise, Indian PM Narendra Modi dropped in to Pakistan for lunch on Christmas Day.