The terror bombings and killings around Kabul’s airport have once again focused world attention on the “sudden” American pull out. Actually, President Joe Biden’s “new” Afghanistan policy is old wine in new bottles.
And now, in the wake of the damage that BJP’s reputation has suffered at the hands of the social media, the very party which came to power through the deft use of a formidable network of IT “cells” using these same platforms, now wants them rendered ineffective.
The top court has come out recently with a comment stating that all laws relating to sedition need to be reviewed. This order makes it clear that it was the need of the hour for governments to learn to live with constructive criticism.
Modi’s belated recognition of the spread of the scourge into rural India which until now had appeared to escape the surges of the epidemic was a better late than never phenomenon. But will it lead to the Herculean cleansing of the Augean Stables that is needed to set the country on a course of relentless nation-building under the guidance of good governance?
Ehsan Jafri, a former Member of Parliament, was among the 68 killed at Ahmedabad’s Gulberg Society on February 28, 2002, a day after the Sabarmati Express was burned at Godhra killing 59 people and resulting in riots in the state.
The petitioner submits, “that the cause of action arose on 5.04.2021 knowing true facts that AFA (France CAG) investigation report declared that Dassault has given 1 million euro to Middlemen of India as a bribe.
The two rather contradictory news the government’s decision to hike customs duty on solar modules and solar cells and Delhi HC’s objections to India exporting Covid-19 vaccines that appeared recently are interesting studies in the nature of diplomatic paradox.
The Congress MP’s suggestion to allow the Standing Committee to “examine” the laws may be misplaced as it can only examine Bills, not Acts. It is prudent to wait for the report of the panel ordered by the apex court.