Jyoti Punwani

This is not atonement for partition

The PM was promoting the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which entails giving citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh who crossed over to India.

09 Jan 2019

When mobs turn against the cops

What Adityanath’s one-word description conveys is that there was no intention on the part of the mob to kill Singh, it just happened.

13 Dec 2018

A deadly offer the poor could not refuse

Can a government send its citizens to live in known toxic areas?

20 Nov 2018

The girls who dared to fight back

The Bihar schoolgirls who took on a group of boys over lewd comments were beaten up. It took SC intervention for authorities to wake up.

22 Oct 2018

The need for commissions of inquiry

Headed by former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice J N Patel, with bureaucrat Sumit Mullick as the other member, the Commission has begun its hearings in Mumbai.

19 Sep 2018

Why is there no end to lawlessness?

When the seniormost law officer of the government expresses anguish in open court at the lawlessness in the country, what should citizens infer?

16 Aug 2018

Life after a lynching in Uttar Pradesh

In the recent Hapur lynching, one of the accused actually got bail because of a rigged First Information Report

18 Jul 2018

Who is a Maoist in India?

All through the UPA rule, any Adivasi leader who mobilised protests was termed a Maoist.  The NDA government is no different

20 Jun 2018

Whatsapp and a tale of two riots

In the age of social media, almost every incident is recorded on phones. Even then it is almost impossible to bring erring cops to justice

24 May 2018

An acquittal that erased hopes

Swami Aseemanand was recently acquitted in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. For many victims, the fight has become meaningless

29 Apr 2018

Many faces of Love in modern India

A youth was killed by his partner’s family in the national capital. In this context, the Delhi govt’s festival to celebrate love is no less than a miracle

28 Feb 2018

Who will hear muslim women?

Rajiv Gandhi passed the Muslim Women’s Act in 1986 without hearing the women. The Centre shouldn’t repeat the error with triple talaq Bill

31 Jan 2018

The muslim women have won

Shah Bano didn’t challenge her divorce. But now, Muslim women are not afraid to challenge a practice that puts them in peril

23 Aug 2017