Articles by Ajay Kumar
Sep 20, 2018
Triple talaq ordinance entrenches women in marital patriarchy rather than freeing them; must be reconsideredThe ordinance is problematic for many reasons: the foremost of which is the criminalisation of the practice of triple talaq.
Sep 05, 2018
Banning books is draconian; govt may use its powers to clamp down but it will be thwarted by technologyUnless one turns into an effective police state like China, banning books is an exercise in futility.
Aug 29, 2018
Unlawful Activities Act: India's anti-terrorism law's ambiguous nature gives unreasonable power to authoritiesThe Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 is India's anti-terrorism law. The UAPA, along with the National Security Act, 1980, are the two swords of the law that are used to combat terrorism.
Aug 28, 2018
Abolishing Article 35A will dilute autonomy granted under Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir, breach UN resolutionAbolishing Article 35A would unilaterally take away certain constitutional guarantees offered to Jammu and Kashmir residents at the time of Delhi Agreement of 1952.
Jul 16, 2018
A social media hub in India could lead to disastrous outcomes and is best avoidedThe closest example to this level of social media monitoring is not really seen in the democratic world.
Jun 05, 2018
Shashi Tharoor to stand trial in Sunanda Pushkar death case: Here's what the MP is being charged withFormer Union minister Shashi Tharoor was summoned by a Delhi court on Tuesday as an accused in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
May 19, 2018
Floor test in Karnataka Assembly today at 4 pm: SC must guard against overreach, trying to run the HouseThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the selection of KG Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker to preside over the vote of confidence today
May 18, 2018
Karnataka Assembly floor test: Speaker's role crucial, but battle only prelude to summer's political potboilerThe Supreme Court has ordered that the Karnataka Assembly vote on a confidence motion on the BJP government on Saturday.
May 17, 2018
Karnataka polls: As BJP, Congress and JD(S) scramble for support, the anti-defection law will play a crucial roleIf the Congress and JD(S) issue a whip to vote against the confidence motion for the government and certain legislators defect, they will lose their seats.
May 16, 2018
BJP invited to form Karnataka govt: Why single largest party got governor's nod over post-poll coalitionThe recent elections in Karnataka have thrown up a situation that has become common now in Indian Politics. One party is the single largest party, but a coalition of the opposition parties end up having enough seats to form a Government