Articles by Ajay Kumar
Dec 14, 2018
Meghalaya HC's 'Hindu Nation' opinion makes no sense: India should not ape Pakistan, it has been secular since pre-Independence daysThe idea that India was ever meant to be a Hindu country is laughable and the high court's observations on this point, apart from being unwarranted, fly in the face of reason.
Dec 06, 2018
Vasundhara Raje must understand lynching isn't murder, even Supreme Court said so: Anti-lynching law is a mustLynching is not merely an ordinary murder. Mob lynching, unlike murder, are done not to just attack the victim but to also send a broader social message that certain actions will be met with violent retribution.
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.