Free Press Journal
  • privacy

    Privacy is must, walls have ears

    Privacy is a right to be let alone, the right of a person to be free from any unwarranted publicity, the right to live without any unwarranted interference by the public in matters with which the public is not necessarily concerned, as explained in Black’s Law Dictionary. Privacy is an innate human right which is necessary for maintaining the human’s state with respect and dignity. Privacy is not something that people are

  • We have seen horrors of a pliant judiciary

    Erosion of public trust in democratic governments the world over has been well-documented. The political class as a whole and political incumbents in particular are no longer guaranteed to act in public interest. Media credibility has dropped to an all-time low and hopes in the democratizing effects of the internet, as an enabler of participatory governance and fair play, have dimmed with its increasing colonisation by interest groups.

  • Saudi: The Game of Thrones & beyond

    Over the past ten days, Saudi Arabia has seen the arrest of over 500 people, including at least 11 princes from the House of Saud. The sweeping crackdown is apparently aimed at purging corruption in a country where conflict of interests has never been seen to be against the law. Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, where private profit at the cost of public interest is so pervasive that any attempt to tackle corruption

  • Judges Bribery Case: Challenge before the Supreme Court

    If the Supreme Court is not completely devoid of any concern for its own institutional dignity it would lose not a moment more in firmly shutting down the sordid noises about the alleged misconduct of Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra in the Lucknow medical college bribery case. Neither the accusers nor the accused do themselves any favour by dragging the judiciary down into the public square. Last week’s open display of ill-mannered proceedings

  • The beginning of ethical cleansing: From Swachch Bharat to Demonetisation

    Shortly after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election earlier this summer, an Opposition stalwart confessed his intense bewilderment at having misread the public mood. Active in politics since the early 1970s and a veteran legislator both in the State Assembly and Parliament, he imagined that the demonetisation of November 8, 2016 would have generated a backlash whose intensity would have devastated the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • A Supreme Court divided against itself

    We are appalled at the sheer ugliness displayed by the purveyors of justice last week. Proceedings in the highest court in the land last Thursday and Friday did no one involve proud. How we wish the country was spared this sordid spectacle of the higher judiciary itself being bogged down in charges of corruption and wrong-doing. People expected better from Their Lordships and the lawyers who indulged in mud-slinging without any concern

  • British politics: The fallout of Priti Patel’s fall

    It is learnt that the US President, Donald Trump, is also not very happy with Theresa May. In this situation, it would be interesting to watch May’s next steps to retain her  power and ensure better foothold for the Tories in Britain.