BJP MPs and MLAs calling out party CMs for poor Covid management is a welcome development. Their silent acquiescence has promoted complacency and hubris at all levels of governance. It has taken a pandemic to jolt them out of slumber. Modi-Shah must treat them as pulse metres, not as critics.
Mahavir Narwal’s death without seeing Natasha shows human cost of ‘jail, no bail’
Mahavir Narwal’s Covid death without seeing daughter, Pinjra Tod’s Natasha, is another aching reminder that India cannot throw people in jail indefinitely. Good of Delhi HC to let Natasha attend last rites, but the human cost of apathy toward undertrials, many booked under trumped-up UAPA charges, is unconscionable in pandemic.