THE MAGISTERIAL report probing the encounter of four people on June 15, 2004, says that the encounter was ‘staged’. Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year old student of Khalsa College, Mumbai and three others who were proclaimed Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives out to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, were actually killed a day before they were officially shownContinue reading “Judicial probe says Ishrat Jahan encounter is fake”
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Truth behind Ranbir Singh Encounter must be Revealed
THE CONTROVERSIAL encounter of Ranbir Singh took place on July 3 and police says that he was riding a motorcycle with his two friends when the police stopped him at a check post. The three men got into an altercation with a sub-inspector, who had asked them to stop and then fled into a nearbyContinue reading “Truth behind Ranbir Singh Encounter must be Revealed”
Kasab: A National Hero????????
FOR SOMETIME now, I am really wondering that when wills this case of Ajmal Kasab will end. I don’t see it ending in near future. I was always of a view that we should try him at court and not to hang him without a trial. But the snail pace of judiciary is making mockeryContinue reading “Kasab: A National Hero????????”
26/11 Mumbai Attack: Scam in procuring Bullet Proof Jackets for Police?
The bullet proof jackets procured for Mumbai Police were of low quality. This allegation has been levied by the opposition and media on Government of Maharshtra post 26/11 attack on the financial capital of India, Mumbai. A reply given by Mumbai police to an RTI application seeking the information on bullet proof jackets used by MumbaiContinue reading “26/11 Mumbai Attack: Scam in procuring Bullet Proof Jackets for Police?”
Postpone IPL: Is it the only solution?
There is a national debate going on throughout the country, whether the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket tournament scheduled from 10th April 2009 should be postponed due to security concerns as the dates clash with 15th general elections or to go with both events simultaneously. Recently, our home minister voiced concern over terror threats on both of these events.
What’s the bigger picture here? What’s the issue of concern here? Is this politics or is this security concern?
Whatever it is that is happening, what is more important here is a sensible decision that all the concerned authorities need to consider in benefit of all.
An urgent need to reform the police system
In India, we have one policeman for every 1000 people, against one in 300 in the US. Bad communication system, obsolete arms and ammunition, lack of centralised data base and political interference make the police ineffectual.
We have forgotten them and we will forget them again
As a nation, we have always displayed only callous indifference towards these soldiers who have fought to preserve the country’s freedom and integrity. History shows that only those nations survive who honour their soldiers.
Exclusive: SIMI chief’s shocking revelations
From a moderate start to a dreaded terror outfit, the Students Islamic Movement of India has come a long way. Though the theories attached to the shift in stance by SIMI are relatively old, Safdar Nagori, the most prominent face of the banned outfit, said in his confession statement before the Madhya Pradesh police thatContinue reading “Exclusive: SIMI chief’s shocking revelations”
Poltical Will required to curb terrorism
THE TERRORIST groups have waged a war against India. We have witnessed series of blasts in two cities of the country very recently. Our honourable home minister, Shivraj Patil took time from his busy schedule and went to see the victims in Ahmedabad. Thank you so much sir! Like his previous speeches he repeated theContinue reading “Poltical Will required to curb terrorism”
The Second Murder
Sometimes, a single event can tell us more about the times we live in than an entire library full of sociological treatises. The Aarushi murder case is one such event. The responses to the case reveal the flaws in the institutions that we depend on: the police, the government, the media and the great IndianContinue reading “The Second Murder”