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by AG Noorani

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    Activism and restraint

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2020

    FOR a judge to seek to be wiser than the law is to do the very thing forbidden by wise laws. But judicial activism has...

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    Secrecy vs justice

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 28, 2020

    THE expression ‘lifafa’ for justice has an altogether different connotation from that of a certain low form of journalism. This is not to say that...

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    Asian boundaries

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2020

    INDIA’S defence minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in parliament on September 15 did nothing to clarify the joint statement of the foreign ministers of India and...

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    Kashmir’s bondage

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2020

    IT was a matter of concern when the BJP sought to ‘abrogate’ Article 370 of India’s constitution, which gave Kashmir a special status with guaranteed...

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    Map disputes

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2020

    A REALLY independent state should strive, first and foremost, to build up the state’s institutions and promote the welfare of its people. It must not...

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    A split India

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    FOR the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a national...

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    Unrealistic hopes

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2019

    THERE was something pathetically unreal in the sustained press speculation about a resumption of talks between India and Pakistan after the Indian elections. Even a...

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    Modi and lynchings

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    PRIME minister Narendra Modi’s characterisation of the mobs that lynch Muslims as crazy is as belated as it is futile....

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    Custodial deaths

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    THE death in police custody of 29-year-old Rizwan Asad Pandit in the early hours of March 19 in Srinagar has aroused strong condemnation by unionists,...

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    Government adverts

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2019

    THE politicians who came to power after India’s independence fancied that public money was theirs to use as they wished....

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