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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
India should get ready for strategic fallout of Yakub Memons hanging

Jul 30, 2015

India should get ready for strategic fallout of Yakub Memons hanging

India will have to brace itself for the strategic fallout of the Yakub Memon case, which the Narendra Modi government must have taken into account. #India #Terrorism #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Hafiz Saeed #hanging #Yakub Memon #1993 Mumbai blasts convict
Gurdaspur aftermath: Preventing an LeT resurgence now depends on Modi govt's actions

Jul 30, 2015

Gurdaspur aftermath: Preventing an LeT resurgence now depends on Modi govt's actions

The crucial question in the Gurdaspur aftermath is how the now famous Modi-Doval doctrine is going to deal with this fountainhead of terror. #India #Lashkar-e-Taiba #Terrorism #Punjab #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #LeT #gurdaspur terror attack
Gurdaspur terror attack: Why the strike in Punjab is worrying for India

Jul 28, 2015

Gurdaspur terror attack: Why the strike in Punjab is worrying for India

Did the terrorists in the Gurdaspur terror attack dig a tunnel and get inside India? Or, did they get unchecked into Punjab through Jammu and Kashmir? #India #Punjab #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Parkash Singh Badal #Beant Singh #International Border #Khalistan #Punjab CM #gurdaspur terror attack