Justice Thakur, like Queen Gertrude in Shakespeare’s ‘ Hamlet ‘, ” doth protest too much “. He has complained of the large number of vacancies in the High Courts. Why does he not also talk of the huge corruption in the judiciary, and the inordinate time the judiciary takes in deciding cases ? Mr. Shanti Bhushan, the former Union Law Minister and a very senior lawyer of Supreme Court, filed an affidavit many years back in the Court stating that half of the previous 16 Chief Justices of India were definitely corrupt ( he named them ), and there was some doubt about 2 more.
The Prime Minister’s reference to Balochistan and POK in his Independence Day Speech at Red Fort in Delhi has come not a moment too soon. In fact it should have come in some speech much earlier, and also by earlier Prime Ministers, and it should also have referred to the demand for independence by people of Sind and NWFP. The speech reminds me of Nehru’s speech ‘ A Tryst with Destiny ‘. Now we are going to have another tryst with our destiny.
by Justice Markandey Katju former Judge Supreme Court
The Prime Minister’s reference to Balochistan and POK in his Independence Day Speech has come not a moment too soon. In fact it should have come in some speech much earlier, and also by earlier Prime Ministers.. How long must we tolerate the Pakistani leaders castigating and condemning us over Kashmir, and how long must we tolerate their incitement, encouragement and support of the Kashmiri agitations and militancy ? It is time now to pay them back in the same coin. Just as Pakistan is giving training, weapons and supplies to militants in Kashmir, we too must start organizing, training and supplying weapons etc to Sindhis, Balochis, and the NWFP people who have been suppressed by Punjabis in the Pakistan security services for long, and want independence. Pakistanis must be told frankly : if you want to support azadi, it cannot be limited to Kashmiris alone.
After 2 years of BJP rule, the time has now come to make a truthful assessment about Mr. Modi and his government.. I accuse the present BJP Govt. of failure on every front, and of resorting to fraudulent manipulation of facts and figures and ‘jumlas’ to cover up its failures, and of stoking the communal fires in many places for its own nefarious ends, while the country is sliding rapidly downhill, like an aircraft which has spun out of control, and is heading nose downwards towards the earth for an inevitable fatal crash..
: सॉरी जस्टिस! आपको सुनकर निराश हुआ : नई दिल्ली। दैनिक जागरण समूह के आई-नेक्स्ट अखबार की प्रताड़ना झेल रहीं आगरा की समाजसेविका श्रीमती प्रतिमा भार्गव के समर्थन में बुधवार को भड़ास4मीडिया की ओर से आयोजित कार्यक्रम में जस्टिस मार्कंटेय काटजू को सामने से सुनने का मौका लगा। इससे पहले उनकी शोहरत से दूर से वाकिफ था। उनको घंटों सुनना उनकी सोच और समझ की बनावट को समझने के लिए फायदेमंद रहा। इसके लिए भड़ास4मीडिया के ओजस्वी संचालक भाई यशवंत को आभार। मुझे यह समझने में मदद मिली कि किसी समाज और सभ्यता के स्थापित प्रतिमानों को छेड़ते जाओ, तो विवाद पैदा होगा। फिर इस तरह विवादास्पद रहकर दबंगता से जी लेना जस्टिस काटजू के अलावा किसी और के बस की बात नहीं है।