On 26th June, 2018, human rights organizations had assembled at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, Delhi to remember the dark days of Emergency. This was an annual affair and Shri Kuldip Nayar was a regular speaker in these meetings. This time, too, he came and spoke. But his speech was different; it came from his heart and was quite moving. He ended by saying that the fight has not ended – there are issues much more serious than the Emergency and they have to be fought fearlessly with deep conviction – by listening to the voice of one’s own inner-self.
The Japanese Government’s investment agency, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Government for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project (MAHSR), popularly known as the ‘Bullet Train Project’. There are two sets of government norms that the ‘Bullet Train Project’ has to adhere to: one, as per the Indian laws and second, as per the JICA Guideline of the Japanese Government.
Modi's love for the cow is a smokescreen for his hatred for the Muslims. It is well known that a handful of poor Muslims have been engaged in cow-slaughter to provide cheap food to their poor brethren, but the big slaughter houses which have been exporting beef worth millions have been the prized possession of the rich Hindus ironically belonging to the BJP. Thus, all these days the RSS, Modi and the BJP have been swallowing the camel, but straining at the gnat.
August 28, 2018 witnessed raids at the houses and arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj from Faridabad, Gautam Navlakha from New Delhi, Professor Varavara Rao from Hyderabad, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves from Mumbai and house raids of Fr. Stan Swamy in Ranchi, Anand Teltumbde in Goa, daughters of Professor Varavara – Anala and Pavana, journalist K V Kumaranath, EFLU Professor Satyanarayana, journalist Kranti Tekula and Naseem in Hyderabad and Susan Abraham in Mumbai.
“Aadhaar Act and Artificial Intelligence pave the way for jurimetrics, the death of justice as we know it”.