Hasty ordinance is not enough to deter rapes

In typical Modi style, the govt has undertaken the serious act of enacting laws more for gimmicks rather than as long-term solutions.

Of Mayawati’s ‘selflessness’ & lessons we need to learn

Mayawati has shown a preference for sanity over suicide. Now it is for the rest to decide their route to salvation.


Manish Tewari is a lawyer and a former Union minister. The views expressed are personal. Twitter handle @manishtewari
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General Shankar Roychowdhury is a former Chief of Army Staff and a former member of Parliament.
Aakar Patel is Executive Director of Amnesty International India. A former editor, Patel is a senior columnist and a translator of Urdu and Gujarati works.