The 41-year-old lawmaker from Himachal Pradesh has emerged as BJP's star debater.
The JNU administration has sent letters to parents of the students who are on an indefinite hunger strike against punishment
I read your opinion piece on the JNU issue in the NDTV site and found it somewhat misleading and a little short of rational arguments. Although you are a great fiction writer and years of UN experience have trained you in the art of taking politically correct positions, some issues demand venturing beyond superficialities to take a responsible stand. Still, I am writing to you because I feel that you are the only sensible voice left in the opposition.
NEW DELHI -- A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to former Delhi University professor SAR Geelani, who was arrested on
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The impoverished quality of thought in JNU leaders comes from the lack of political wisdom in national left parties - the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party Marxist (CPM). They seem to have lost the political imagination to envision a society based upon left values and are absolutely clueless about re-inventing themselves. Instead of addressing constructive issues, they indulge in destructive ones like Afzal Guru and the independence of Kashmir.
This year, two very important institutions were damaged -- JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) in Delhi and JKEDI (Jammu Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development), the scene of a recent militant attack, in Pampore. The soul of the former is under attack and the corporeality of the latter, razed to the ground. I have some questions about both.
Many on the ideological right have been peddling a JP Dutta brand of nationalism that is as original as the next Sunny Deol film about an angry Indian dude in a turban. Here, I will attempt to dissect the most common arguments made in the last two weeks, with much needed nuance and rationality.
Mir Suhail Qadiri, a 26-year-old cartoonist with the Srinagar-based publication Rising Kashmir is disturbed over Facebook's removal of his cartoon on the hanging of alleged militant Afzal Guru. This, he says, is a blatant attempt to put an end to the debate over the controversial execution. Although wary of making any overt political statement, Qadiri adds that Guru was a militant for some and a martyr for others. "Through my cartoon, I wanted to take the debate to the world. It was a question I asked through my art."
NEW DELHI -- Delhi Police today interrogated JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya together
From the very beginning, it has been amply clear that the people who raised anti-India slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University
NEW DELHI -- Even as six university students are facing a sedition charge for allegedly raising slogans in favor of Afzal
NEW DELHI -- Reacting to Pakistan's concern over the unrest in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Congress Party
My father is a retired Subedar Major of the Indian Army. When he saw you shouting slogans in support of terrorists, he turned off the television and left the room. He didn't say anything. But I knew what he was thinking. You were making a complete mockery of our defence forces. He was ashamed to serve you. Now let me exercise my freedom of speech: your actions were nothing but shameful and disgraceful...
The ongoing crackdown at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the subsequent events in New Delhi and around the country have bared several interlinked fault lines that have plagued the Indian republic. Here are some.
Kanhaiya's arrest indicates that the Home Ministry and the police which it directs are more intent on vendetta than facts. This begs a question: in the current climate, can we expect the courts to be any different?
NEW DELHI -- The Patiala House Court on Monday extended the custody of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president
NEW DELHI -- Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested and charged with
It is almost certain that Kanhaiya Kumar won’t get convicted for sedition. The president of the students union at Delhi’s