Articles by Suhit K Sen
Sep 09, 2019
NSA Ajit Doval's remarks on peace, detention and Pakistan role in Kashmir's democracy belie conditions on groundSpeaking to reporters in Delhi on Saturday, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval claimed that the past month has been the most peaceful in the Kashmir Valley 'in a long time', with not a single gunshot having been fired.
Sep 04, 2019
Central agencies stellar at probing Opposition leaders, but what happens to corruption cases against BJP's Yediyurappa, Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma?Central agencies have been remarkably on the ball in pursuing all kinds of cases against political leaders, or people connected to them, who are in opposition to the ruling BJP. CBI, ED, and I-T dept have played stellar roles in pursuing inquiries and detaining people against whom prima facie cases have been made out. The arrest of P Chidambaram on Wednesday night is a classic case in point.
Sep 03, 2019
FIR against UP journalist Pawan Kumar Jaiswal for exposing irregularities in mid-day meal blot on Indian democracyThe arrest of Pawan Kumar Jaiswal is a clear case of trying to intimidate a journalist and erode the foundations of a free press to protect the corrupt.
Aug 17, 2019
Abrogation of Article 370, detention of Kashmir politicians BJP's strategy to lure ultra-nationalists who won't buy Hindutva candyLet us assume that Kashmir politicians would indeed have taken out public processions to protest the ‘surgical’ abrogation of Article 370 and the plan to dismember the state. So? As far as we are aware, that is a democratic afforded to people and politicians across the rest of the country
Aug 11, 2019
Sonia Gandhi's return as interim Congress chief demonstrates inability of party to survive without Gandhi glueThe episode surrounding the naming of Sonia Gandhi as interim Congress chief demonstrates the absurd level of factional and personal rivalries within the party.
Jul 08, 2019
Resignation of young leaders indicates Congress in process of reverting to archaic, self-defeating waysThe problem is not just the resignations, but the fact that the state of drift in Congress affairs that the leadership is unconscionably prolonging is having knock-on effects elsewhere
Jul 03, 2019
Rahul Gandhi resigns: Congress must go democratic way to pick new chief, handpicked president will be disastrousRahul Gandhi's resigns: If the Congress elects a new president through a process that is credible, or seen to be credible, he or she might just have enough firepower to oversee an overhaul of the party
Jul 02, 2019
Terminally ill Congress needs to go back to basics: Rahul Gandhi must restore internal party democracyThe Congress seems to be terminally afflicted. Mass resignations from AICC have been followed by the resignation of two Congress MLAs in Karnataka.
Jun 27, 2019
Foreign minister Jaishankar's rebuttal to US report on religious freedom is hypocritical; rule of law is weakly articulated in IndiaTheoretically, the Constitution does protect the religious freedom of citizens and the rule of law protects fundamental rights. But anybody who follows public affairs even in the most cursory manner knows how weakly the rule of law is articulated in India and how easily constitutional guarantees can be violated
Jun 17, 2019
Simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha, state Assemblies untenable; smacks of attempt to impose one-party dominanceThe attempt to introduce simultaneous elections by diktat is a stealthy move towards reviving a polity dominated by one party and it must be resisted.