In The Doorstep Of History, To A New India

New Delhi September 7 :   It was 1947. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, Jawaharlal Nehru stood up and delivered his first speech as the Prime Minister of India. A country just ravaged by Partition and an exploitive foreign rule. A country woke up to a new dawn. In…

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Govt. must clarify its stand on Art. 35A

Mr Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser, has made the controversy over Article  35A more complicated by  his remarks that a separate constitution for Jammu and Kashmir is an “aberration” as soveignity can not be  diluted and ill defined. One can ask whether accession by Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim majority…

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Why we need Dalit

A recent government advisory asked the media to avoid using the term “Dalit” in compliance with the orders of the Bombay and Madhya Pradesh High Courts. The courts directed the Centre and state governments to refrain from using the nomenclature as it “does not find any mention in the Constitution…

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New target in the Valley

New Delhi Sept 4

The conflict in Kashmir took a dangerously vicious turn when three policemen and eight relatives of police personnel were kidnapped by terrorists on the evening of August 30 from South Kashmir. Fortunately, all were freed 24 hours later, with some media reports suggesting that this was…

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