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Bail to Aryan Khan welcome but 20,000 NDPS undertrials still in jails. Courts must introspect

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While bail to Aryan Khan is welcome, it’s a moment of introspection for the judiciary. Just how powerful our ‘agencies’ are that they can arrest anybody on the flimsiest of charges, and jail them. Here involved were people with means. Meanwhile 20,000 poor undertrials on NDPS charges rot in prisons.

Charges against Kashmiri students overreaction. Remove mistrust, not just bulletproof shields

Police actions against Kashmiri students for alleged pro-Pakistan Whatsapp posts and slogans after a cricket match is an overreaction. It flies in the face of HM Amit Shah’s outreach to Kashmiri youth. Need of the hour is to remove mistrust, not bullet proof shields. Political exigencies mustn’t dictate national interest.

States are pushing back against central agencies like NCB. It’s the next big crisis

NCB is the latest example of the unfettered powers of central agencies put to political use. With West Bengal and Maharashtra, states are beginning to push back. Law and order is already a vexed Centre-states subject. If the current trend remains unchecked, it can lead to the next political crisis.

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