The Gauhati High Court ruling in Akhil Gogoi’s case that UAPA is applicable only for acts of terrorism highlights the criminal misuse of this law again. Even the Supreme Court condemned the practice last year. It’s time state governments and investigation agencies are called to account and punished by courts.
Delhi govt’s knee-jerk move of turning top hospitals into Covid-only facility can trigger a fresh disaster
Delhi government’s move to declare top super speciality hospitals as Covid-only facilities to augment bed capacity can trigger a parallel health disaster. Many patients with dire and urgent medical needs are now being turned away. This is a knee-jerk response of an ill-prepared government that boasts about its health policy.
BJP needs to step off NRC kerb, and not keep things ambiguous to create paranoia
Home Minister Amit Shah’s assurance that Gorkhas won’t be impacted if NRC is implemented in West Bengal is another instance of the BJP’s cynical politics over this exercise. By keeping things ambiguous, BJP is deliberately creating confusion, fuelling paranoia, distrust and instability. Modi government should step off the NRC kerb.