The (Indian) Constitution is an admirable document, and (B R) Ambedkar designed it to be the protector of minorities. But the legal profession, the courts, the police, need to live up to the values it contains, said Martha.
Rashtriya Sahara’s editorial, on the same day, notes: “By stating that a muscular policy cannot work, Mehbooba Mufti has perhaps indicated that the BJP wanted to establish peace in the Valley by using force, something that is practically impossible."
Shujaat Bukhari shot dead: A journalist with spunk, courage and a keen sense of his calling, of telling the story, Bukhari fundamentally believed it was his bounden duty to jump fences between holders of different truths and come to his own conclusions.
The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India, by Francesca R Jensenius, a political scientist at the University of Oslo, looks at how electoral representation for Dalits through reservation has played out since 1952.
The draft bill, termed the Privacy Code, envisages a penalty of up to Rs 1 crore for the violation of privacy of citizens and a prison sentence of up to three years. The draft law by govt panel may be made public on June 11
Stating that Dalits all over the country are “very angry with the BJP”, the RLD leader said, “There is visible anger, especially in the latest case on how they have handled the Supreme Court matter regarding the Atrocities Act.”
There are some indications that separate files could be sent — one for Justice K M Joseph’s name and the other for more judges. But it remains to be seen what the Centre does when it formally receives the reiteration.
The difference in phrasing this time could be significant as the Centre, while rejecting the elevation of Justice K M Joseph, had cited seniority (he is 42nd in the All India Judges seniority list), regional representation and the lack of SC/STs representation.