Articles by Ajay Kumar
Jan 20, 2017
Jallikattu: Amending laws without due inquiry on the basis of outrage sets a dangerous precedentJallikattu: It is a dangerous presentment and a perverse exercise of power conferred by the Constitution to the President of India and the Governors.
Jan 20, 2017
Jallikattu protests: If we can eat animals, why does it matter how we treat them?It is sad that in the name of culture practices like jallikattu continue to be defended.
Jan 17, 2017
Pune Muslim youth murder: Is the Bombay HC bail to accused a licence to kill for sake of religion?The Bombay High Court's bail to the three men accused of killing a Muslim man from Pune in June 2014 on the grounds that they did it because of "religion" and not out of personal enmity gives us much to think about
Jan 17, 2017
Rohith Vemula, one year on: Severe administrative failures still dot academic landscapeBut what perhaps is the greatest administrative failure that still remains is this, if Vemula wished to speak to someone about his predicament, the University of Hyderabad's medical centre, would be ill equipped with mental health professionals to assist him as it lacks any.
Jan 16, 2017
SC allows abortion of 24-week foetus, but why should women go to court in the first place?The Supreme Court on Monday permitted a woman in Mumbai to abort her 24 week foetus on the grounds that continuing with the pregnancy could endanger the life of the woman. Abortion is legal in India, but it's not at will, it's only permissible if it would involve a risk to the health of the pregnant woman.
Jan 12, 2017
Sushma Swaraj's use of soft power against Amazon was unnecessary, heavy-handedSushma Swaraj, just exercised India's soft power, in a manner that China frequently does when it concerns Tibet and Taiwan.
Jan 11, 2017
Executive vs judiciary is good for democracy but who foots the bill for stalemate?The government needs to set up a system to respond faster to litigations before the courts, especially when it's party to over 46 percent of the cases that are currently pending in Indian courts
Jan 10, 2017
Chattisgarh's tribal women suffer in silence: Raped, assaulted and no one speaks for themWhy is it that a molestation incident in Bangalore was able to move the national consciousness, but one in Chhattisgarh took a national human rights body to publish a report before we even managed to learn about?
Dec 02, 2016
National Anthem: Forcing citizens to honour nation is greatest insult to India’s honourWhat does it mean to love one's country? Tagore clearly loved his country. He loved it so much that he wrote a song called Bhārat Bhāgya Vidhātā in the year 1911 about an eternal charioteer guiding his country through the ages and dispensing it's destiny.
Nov 17, 2016
Demonetisation: Just take the banned notes doctor, nobody needs to die in your hospitalDemonetisation merely means that a certain set of notes are no longer accepted as ‘legal tender’. It does not mean that accepting such tender is an offence.