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Struggle for regional dominance: Here's why Maoists attacked BSF personnel in Odisha

Aug 26, 2015

Struggle for regional dominance: Here's why Maoists attacked BSF personnel in Odisha

The Maoist ambush in Malkangiri district of Odisha on Wednesday morning killing four persons shows BSF is still vulnerable to Naxal ambush. #India #Maoists #CriticalPoint #BSF #Odisha #Naxals #Malkangiri #Gurupriya bridge
Two ex-servicemen go on fast till death: All you need to know about OROP

Aug 17, 2015

Two ex-servicemen go on fast till death: All you need to know about OROP

Here's all you need to know about the One Rank One Pension scheme and the reasons for its delay and the resulting anger among veterans. #India #UPA #Congress #BJP #CriticalPoint #Army #Defence minister #Pension #Retirement #Manohar Parrikar #NDA #PM Narendra Modi #military veterans #One Rank One Pension scheme
'We dont want to do moral policing': Modi govt's bizarre doublespeak on the porn ban

Aug 11, 2015

'We dont want to do moral policing': Modi govt's bizarre doublespeak on the porn ban

Why did the government wilfully slap egg on its own face and make itself the butt of jokes last week with its porn ban? #India #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #privacy #NDA #child pornography #Mukul Rohatgi #PornBan
Forget vengeance, Tiger Memon should learn from what his brother Yakub did

Aug 09, 2015

Forget vengeance, Tiger Memon should learn from what his brother Yakub did

Tiger shouldn't forget that his brother died because he wanted to dissociate the family with his (Tiger's) heinous crime. #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Death sentence #Terrorism in India #Tiger Memon #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #Memons #Hanifa
What is driving south Kashmir's youth to militancy?

Aug 03, 2015

What is driving south Kashmir's youth to militancy?

The latest police figures have put the strength of militants in Jammu and Kashmir at more than 150 men. #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #National Conference #PDP #Militancy #DS Hooda #NC
The Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

Aug 02, 2015

The Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

On second thoughts, Yakub could have insisted on live telecast of his own death. Maybe nobody told Yakub that his ailing mother won't be able to make it to the 'phansi yard' of the Nagpur jail in time and he was wasting his last wish. #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #islamic-state #Jihadi John #Indian Execution #Yakub
How Gujarat courts failed the 14-year-old rape survivor who had to turn to SC for abortion

Aug 01, 2015

How Gujarat courts failed the 14-year-old rape survivor who had to turn to SC for abortion

The tenth standard student, daughter of a bicycle mechanic in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, was allegedly sedated and then raped by a doctor who was supposed to treat her for typhoid. #Gujarat #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #Rape #Crimes against women #Abortion #doctors #Rape of minor
Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memons execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who dont. #India #France #Europe #CriticalPoint #Death Penalty #Saudi Arabia #Yakub Memon #anti-Death Penalty movement #capital punishments
Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Democracy #Maqbool Butt #1993 Mumbai blasts #ideas #Right to life #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence