News of a India-China breakthrough in Ladakh deserves cautious welcome. A “synchronised and organised disengagement” indicates New Delhi has been able to prevail over Beijing to end its aggression. Celebrations should wait for complete de-escalation. India needs to be on guard and hold on to its advantageous positions until then.
Govt and Twitter are playing policeman with online speech — selectively, of course
Both the government and Twitter are playing policeman with online speech, but selectively so. If the government is acting like a censor, so did Twitter with Trump. In this faceoff, homegrown Koo may be good for competition, but it’s looking more like government’s strong-arm tactics to gag protesters and critics.
SC missed an opportunity by not re-examining sedition law, a dangerous weapon these days
Supreme Court has missed a great opportunity by rejecting a plea to re-examine sedition law. Sedition is anachronistic but it’s increasingly becoming a favourite weapon of governments to knockout opponents or suspects accused of far lesser violations, if any. SC should be taking the lead in shedding such colonial blemishes.