How do we explain the shift in democratic politics when those arrested on charges of terrorism and out on bail are now beginning to contest elections? What sort of a moral force are they able to wield?
More than 35,000 policemen have sacrificed their lives since Independence. In no other country, policemen die in the performance of their duties in such large numbers. And yet, an average policeman finds that he is getting brickbats, proverbially and physically, most of the time.
The NIA special court granted Sadhvi Pragya bail but did not accept her exoneration, and ordered her to face trial under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).Sadhvi Pragya was announced as the BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, triggering a wave of criticism from Opposition parties.
A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court on Saturday rejected Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakurs application requesting permission to travel to Bhopal by air or in an air-conditioned train coach for her scheduled appearance in a court there.