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.
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.
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
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
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
I firmly believe and have repeatedly said that the vast majority of men and women are good by nature, as my great teacher Rousseau taught me. That is why I have repeatedly said, and I firmly believe, that over 99% Muslims, and 99% Pakistanis are good by nature -- just as over 99% Hindus and 99% Indians are good by nature. And yet the truth is that today most Hindus (though not all) are communal, hating Muslims, and most Muslims (though not all ) are also communal, hating Hindus.
07/07/2016 3:10 PM IST
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