'In the 30 years since the Ayodhya movement began, the RSS has created a generation of Hindus who are the mirror image of those fanatic Muslims who take to the streets at the slightest, even imagined, "insult to Islam," argues Jyoti Punwani. When famous Malayalam literary critic M M Basheer has to stop writing about Valmiki's Ramayana in Kerala's second biggest newspaper, because of abuse from Hindutva goons, what does it mean? The first conclusion is that within a year of Narendra Modi's ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
New Delhi: Hyderabad MP and AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi answered some tough questions put forward to him by eminent panelists in ABP News special programme Press Conference hosted by senior journalist Dibang. The highlight of the interview was ...ABP Live, 2 months ago
'The judges did warn the jail authorities, but they didn't care. They even violated the high court's order regarding my treatment. One judge asked my lawyer: "Can I go and implement my orders there?"' 'People are beaten at the slightest provocation, paraded completely naked and then tortured. Did you know the number of prison deaths is the highest in Maharashtra? The one year I was in jail, 98 prisoners died.' Professor G N Saibaba, who is 90 per cent handicapped, speaks of his ordeal in a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'If a Delhi University professor's rights can be violated so easily, then think about what the rest of the population, with even lesser means, has to suffer under the State.' Professor G N Saibaba, who teaches English at Delhi University's Ram Lal Anand College, was arrested by the Maharashtra police on May 9, 2014 and charged with being a member of a banned terrorist organisation (the Communist Party of India-Maoist), providing logistics and helping in recruitment for the group. Professor ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The curative petition and other legal remedies still available to Yakub Memon are part of his rights as a prisoner condemned to death. Does the Maharashtra government want to deprive him of these rights, asks Jyoti Punwani. 'Article 21 (right to life and liberty) inheres a right in every prisoner till his last breath and this court will protect that right even if the noose is being tied on the condemned prisoner's neck.' -- Supreme Court judgment in Shatrughan Chauhan vs Union of India, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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