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Markandey Katju

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Former Chairman, Press Council of India

Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India.

The Dreadful Times To Come

Indians, I do not wish to alarm or terrify you but only to tell you the truth. The times which are coming in our subcontinent will be so horrible that I, who am now 70 years of age, and have seen much...
04/10/2016 11:58 AM IST
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A.S. Dulat Is Wrong, Dialogue Won't Solve The Kashmir Problem

In a recent interview to The Wire, former RAW chief A.S. Dulat suggested that the only way to solve the Kashmir imbroglio is through dialogue, not aggression. I submit that Mr. Dulat's statements in this context are meaningless clichés and platitudes. They are totally superficial, and reflect little understanding of the realities of the Kashmir problem. Those who think that mere political dialogue can resolve the Kashmir problem are living in a fool's paradise. They do not know what is really happening. So, let me explain.
29/08/2016 11:36 AM IST

I Suspect The Chinese Hand Behind Kashmiri Separatist Militancy

Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani, who was killed recently, is being hailed as a hero by many people. However, I regard him as only a pawn who was being used by some people. But which people? Some say it was the Pakistanis, but in my opinion it was the Chinese. So let me explain my views.
14/07/2016 2:56 PM IST
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Brexit Is A Reversal Of Internationalism

In my opinion, Britain’s decision to exit the European Union has profound historical importance, not only for the UK, but also for India, Europe, Asia, Africa, USA, and indeed for the whole world. It marks a drastic reversal of the process of internationalism which had been going ever since the end of World War II. Brexit is a step towards extreme nationalism and right wing politics, which is bound to spread everywhere and create great disorder. Let me explain.
14/07/2016 11:02 AM IST
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Can Azadi Raise Kashmir’s Standard Of Living?

I am deeply saddened by the recent incidents of violence in Kashmir after the killing of Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander. I am a Kashmiri myself, and I have always condemned atrocities against Kashmiris, whether Pandits or Muslims. The fact that Kashmiri Muslims are being killed or injured at present makes no difference to me. Their DNA is the same as mine. However, I would like to express my views here on their demand for “azadi” or freedom.
11/07/2016 2:39 PM IST
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Zakir Naik And The Theory of Evolution

Zakir Naik is in the news these days, and a lot of people have, through Facebook, asked me my views about him. So let me respond. In my opinion, Zakir Naik's views are totally unscientific and stupid, but he's been peddling them successfully for a long time to his followers, who are largely gullible Muslims. We may here consider just one of his several half-baked, crackpot ideas about Creation and Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
08/07/2016 12:06 PM IST