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Defamation case public, not private issue: Sisodia (External Resource)

http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20170404/3086014.html My Comment: To be very frank, I find this argument of the AAP of defamation case against Kejriwal being a public, not private, issue completely frivolous. How can anybody file a public defamation case against anybody when defamation per se is an infringement of privacy rights of a person. If Mr. Sisodia is saying that it was Delhi government through Kejriwal, not Kejriwal personally, who allegedly defamed Jaitely then…


Can CBI arrest

Can CBI Arrest People?

​During the Congress regime, the SC made an observation that the CBI was acting as a caged parrot. The context of the observation was limited to the court proceedings on that particular day when the court thought the CBI was repeating the words of their masters in the court and was not speaking independently. The media would obviously construe this as a complete control of the government over the CBI. However,…


National Security in Journalism

Should National Security in Journalism Matter?

It is ironical that the channel whose sister channel recently came out with a peculiar editorial policy favoring national security over journalism has been banned for transgressing national security while reporting. This is a very important question. Should journalists even care about national security? A well-known journalist (cum a rumoured RAW spokesman), who often appears in these news channels, once mocked Pakistan for running ads in newspapers seeking counterintelligence information…


Kerala punishing live-in relations

Is Kerala Punishing Live-In Relations!

http://www.livelaw.in/kerala-hc-upholds-dismissal-girl-student-college-living-together-classmate/ My Comment: I am writing this comment after reading the judgment. The judge has noted in his order as follows: This  is  not  a  mere  case  of  falling  in  love;  but  two students  taking  the  drastic  step  of  eloping  and  living  together without  even  contracting  a  marriage.    As  consenting  adults they  could  definitely  act  according  to  their  volition.  But,  here they  could  not  have  even  legally  entered  into  a …


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Mothers Can Be Killers

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/i-dont-like-dying-5-year-old-who-chose-to-forgo-treatment-sparking-debate-has-died-1419546?pfrom=home-lateststories My Comment: If you will read the above-linked article, your first reaction will be that of sympathy for the mother and the child. But read it carefully and try empathizing, not sympathizing, with the daughter. You will find the mother is a villain, who killed her child. I am quoting from the article below: “Julianna, if you get sick again, do you want to go to the hospital again…


Disqualification of AAP MLAs by the President

Disqualification of AAP MLAs by the President

Section 15 of the GNCTD Act deals with disqualification of the MLAs of the Delhi Assembly. Clause 3 of the section very clearly states that if any dispute has arisen with respect to the disqualification because of holding office of profit, it shall be referred to the President and his decision shall be final, and as per clause 4, the President has to act on the advice of the Election…


Triple Talaq

Triple Talaq Is Void in Delhi

As per law laid down by the DHC, Triple Talaq is void in Delhi, and in each case of Triple Talaq, the Talaq would be considered as a single revocable Talaq: Masroor Ahmad v. NCT of Delhi. The Supreme Court will have to just endorse the DHC judgment to lay down the same law for the country. What’s the cause of delay? P.S. Let me clarify I am not recommending…