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Acquittal of three rape accused shows tougher laws won’t compensate for incompetent police

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The Supreme Court’s acquittal of three men sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a Delhi woman puts India’s criminal justice system in the dock. Ever-tougher laws won’t compensate for incompetent police and dysfunctional courts. Political leaders must acknowledge responsibility, and rebuild these slothful pillars of our republic.

Democracy has a place for media of all persuasions, Kerala Governor should know

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan’s run-ins with the government is following a familiar political script. But targeting the media and throwing two journalists out of his press conference is stooping to a dreadful low. Indian democracy has a place for media of all persuasions. Khan should stop hunting selective headlines.

COP27 right to remind G20 members to cut fossil fuels. Rich countries must be held to account

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has set the right tone for COP27 by reminding G20 countries to cut fossil fuels now, with developed countries taking the lead. Rich countries have shirked responsibility for too long to provide climate finance and pay for loss and damage. COP27 should hold them to account.

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