Democracy

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  • Prez order disqualifying MLAs 'unconstitutional'for democracy': AAP

    Prez order disqualifying MLAs 'unconstitutional'for democracy': AAP

    Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday described President Ram Nath Kovind's order disqualifying 20 of its MLAs for holding offices of profit as "unconstitutional" and "dangerous for democracy". The president on Sunday accepted the Election Commission's recommendation to......

    January 21, 2018
  • Change in the air?

    Change in the air?

    The Supreme Court Collegium stood effectively shattered when the quartet ~ Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph ~ held a first-ever press conference on 12 January against the Chief Justice of India and dramatically declared......

    January 21, 2018
  • Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms

    Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms

    Hong Kong's leading democracy activists were in court today to appeal against their jail terms in a case seen as a litmus test for the independence of the city's judiciary, which some fear is under pressure from Beijing. Joshua Wong,......

    January 16, 2018
  • Reject 'Hindutva' that is causing violence: Nayantara Sahgal

    Reject 'Hindutva' that is causing violence: Nayantara Sahgal

    Describing the current political situation as "not conducive for anybody", veteran writer Nayantara Sahgal has called for rejecting the idea of "Hindutva" which is "creating violence" and has "nothing to do with Hinduism". "Right now, it is a very different......

    January 14, 2018
  • Democracy in danger: Cong on press conference by 4 SC judges

    Democracy in danger: Cong on press conference by 4 SC judges

    The Congress today said "democracy is in danger" after four senior most Supreme Court judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex court was "not in order". "We are very concerned to hear 4......

    January 12, 2018
  • Strong opponent needed, but walk-out not desirable: Biman

    Strong opponent needed, but walk-out not desirable: Biman

    Speaker of the state Assembly, Biman Banerjee today said while the Assembly cannot function without a “ strong opponent” creating “disruption” mid-session and staging “ walk out” to gain media attention is not “ desirable”. The Speaker was addressing several......

    January 9, 2018
  • Constitutional Outrage

    Constitutional Outrage

    It is unprecedented in the annals of democratic functioning anywhere in the world. It can only be described as a travesty of Constitutional law in a modern democracy, something that would embarrass any nation that prides itself as a functioning......

    December 21, 2017
  • The Trump syndrome and its impact: A psychiatric probe

    The Trump syndrome and its impact: A psychiatric probe

    Title: Twilight of American Sanity Author: Allen Frances Publisher: William Morrow/Harper Collins Pages: 336 Price: Rs 799 There are some times you can despair of the human race, or at least significant portions of it. Especially the times when a......

    December 12, 2017
  • India has survived as a single political entity because of democracy

    India has survived as a single political entity because of democracy

    Book Title: The Raisina Model Author: Meghnad Desai Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pages: 208 pages Price: Rs 499 Why, despite the differences and the almost continuous trouble in one or other part of India, has the country (India) survived as......

    December 12, 2017
  • Access to information makes democracy more participative: Vice President

    Access to information makes democracy more participative: Vice President

    Underlining the importance of having a law like the Right to Information (RTI) in a democratic set-up, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the access to credible information makes a democracy more "progressive, participatory and meaningful". "Indeed, the......

    December 7, 2017
  • Stuttering progress

    Stuttering progress

    It took many centuries for men to comprehend that the good society in which we possessed secured rights was conditioned on the inhibition of power holders, whatever the legitimacy - factual, religious, or legal - of their social control. Later,......

    December 6, 2017
  • Towards impeachment

    Towards impeachment

    As Zimbabwe lunges from one uncertainty to another, the turmoil has deepened less than a week after the military takeover... though not, as it turns out, the ouster of Robert Mugabe. The possibility of the country’s President being moved out......

    November 22, 2017
  • Democracy is safe in India because of Hindus: Giriraj Singh

    Democracy is safe in India because of Hindus: Giriraj Singh

    Union minister Giriraj Singh has said democracy is "safe" in the country as long as Hindus remain in the majority. Delivering a lecture on Thursday, the minister said social harmony and development would be "in danger" the day the population......

    November 17, 2017