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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
Gurdaspur terror attack: Time to dust up the KPS Gill doctrine to deal with it

Jul 28, 2015

Gurdaspur terror attack: Time to dust up the KPS Gill doctrine to deal with it

The Gurdaspur terrorist attack shows that Pakistan is committed to escalating the conflict. It is time for a more robust reponse from the Indian state. KPS Gill had the right kind of response to Khalistani terrorism #ConnectTheDots #Maqbool Butt #Balwant Singh Rajoana #KPS Gill #Khalistani terrorism #Gurdaspur Terror Strike #Kashmiri Terrorism
Afzal Guru execution: Kashmir on strike to mark separatist's hanging 2 years ago

Feb 09, 2015

Afzal Guru execution: Kashmir on strike to mark separatist's hanging 2 years ago

Hundreds of police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled Kashmir during a strike called by separatists to protest the secret execution of Afzal Guru. #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Afzal Guru #2001 Parliament Attack #Afzal Guru hanging #Separatists in Kashmir #Mohammed Maqbool Butt
Bollywood loves Shakespeare... but sadly not everyone can pull off a Haider

Oct 04, 2014

Bollywood loves Shakespeare... but sadly not everyone can pull off a Haider

Shakespeare comes back to Bollywood this week, and its his old hand, Vishal Bhardwaj, who brings him back in style in with Haider, a grim adaptation of Hamlet. #Bollywood #BuzzPatrol #India #Omkara #Shakespeare #Vishal Bhardwaj #Maqbool #The Last Lear #Haider #Taming of the Shrew
Shahid, Tabu and Konkona attend the book launch of Haider, Omkara and Maqbool

Oct 01, 2014

Shahid, Tabu and Konkona attend the book launch of Haider, Omkara and Maqbool

The books Haider, Omkara and Maqbool were launched in a star-studded party at Taj Lands Hotel in Bandra, on Tuesday. Here are the photos. #Konkona Sen Sharma #Omkara #ImagesOfTheDay #Shahid Kapoor #Tabu #Maqbool #Haider
Was honest and passionate about Haider, did not want to cheat audience: Shahid

Sep 28, 2014

Was honest and passionate about Haider, did not want to cheat audience: Shahid

Actor Shahid Kapoor says he avoided taking half measures in Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider, an adaptation of Hamlet. #Bollywood #Kashmir #TheySaidIt #Omkara #Kaminey #Shahid Kapoor #Shakespeare #Hamlet #Vishal Bhardwaj #Maqbool #Haider
Pakistan suspend 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions

Sep 26, 2014

Pakistan suspend 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions

Pakistan on Thursday suspended 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions, a senior official said, in a major crackdown against chucking following the ban of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal. #Sports #Cricket #Pakistan #NewsTracker #ICC #Misbah-ul-Haq #PCB #Saeed Ajmal #Atif Maqbool #Adnan Rasool
Musharraf illegally declared emergency in 2007 Pak FIA report

May 15, 2014

Musharraf illegally declared emergency in 2007 Pak FIA report

Pakistan's main federal investigative agency has "irrefutable proof" that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf illegally declared a state of emergency in 2007, according to a report it released on Wednesday, as the one-time leader now faces a high treason trial over the declaration. #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Emergency #FIA #Khalid Maqbool
J&K Curfew-like restrictions eased in most parts of Valley

Feb 11, 2014

J&K Curfew-like restrictions eased in most parts of Valley

Curfew-like restrictions were eased after two-days on Tuesday in most parts of Kashmir today but normal life in the valley remained disrupted due to the strike call given by separatists to mark the 20th death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. #India #NewsTracker #Afzal Guru #JKLF #Mohammad Maqbool Bhat
Kashmir valley under security clampdown to prevent protests

Feb 10, 2014

Kashmir valley under security clampdown to prevent protests

Separatists have called for a three-day shutdown till 11 February, which will mark the death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. #India #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Afzal Guru #Protests #JKLF #Mohammed Maqbool Bhat