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Chairman Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju’s Hindutvist Akhand Bharat Theory : Right out of the RSS manual

By Yasser Latif Hamdani I have always had the greatest respect for the superior judiciary of India. This is why it is a painful to write this post especially as it is about a gentleman who was Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and later a Supreme Court Justice.  His very accurate view on the tussle between the judiciary and the executive in Pakistan had made me a fan. Unfortunately though I have now realized that even some great men of law have their blind spots and as far blind spots go, this gentlemen has a huge black big blind spot spanning Afghanistan to Burma.  … Read entire article »

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“Free Dr Chishty” – Indian Supreme Court Justice Katju appeals to PM Manmohan Singh

An Indian Supreme Court judge has sent a “personal appeal” to Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, urging him to release on “humanitarian grounds” Dr Chishty, the elderly Pakistani virologist in Indian prison since 1992. Justice Markandey Katju of the Indian Supreme Court had in a judgement of March this year urged the Pakistan government to release Gopal Das, an Indian prisoner on “humanitarian grounds”. Soon after Aman ki Asha publicised that judgement, which also quoted verses by Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Shakespeare, President Asif Ali Zardari responded positively to the Indian judge’s appeal and remitted the remainder of Das’ sentence. Now, a day after the Pakistan Supreme Court rejected a similar petition filed by former law minister Iqbal Haider on behalf of Dr Chishty, Justice Katju of the Indian Supreme Court has written to the Indian Prime Minister, urging him to pardon … Read entire article »

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