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Police leadership in India has failed in either leading reform from within, or standing up to political masters

IT was amusing to see a Minister of Uttar Pradesh Government claim that the law and order situation in the State had improved after the Adityanath government took over. The statement, coming a couple of days after the brutal killing of a policeman in Gazipur by an unruly mob, is bizarre and shameful, especially considering that…
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Even those accused of heinous crimes get a hearing. Why then wasn’t former CBI Director Alok Verma granted one?

LET’S begin with an aside. Saturday, January 12, was quite an active day on Facebook (FB) for me. I had anticipated it – due to my regular column in a leading daily. This time, it was on the constitutionality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brand new economic reservation. My column features my photograph. Facebook notifies…
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Why Shashi Tharoor’s private member Bill demanding criminalisation of marital rape is a step in the right direction

RECENTLY, Dr Shashi Tharoor — a senior Congress leader and the Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram — introduced a private member’s Bill No. 255/2018 titled ‘The Women’s Sexual, Reproductive and Menstrual Rights Bill, 2018’ in the Lok Sabha to amend certain legal provisions with the object to “emphasise on the agency of a woman in…
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