Free Press Journal
  • Slums show disrespect of politicians for democracy

    Legislators are supposed to uphold the Constitution. That includes a commitment to democracy, to free and fair elections. Unfortunately, India’s slums are testimony to the fact that politicians do not believe in free and fair elections. They believe in grabbing power, even if it means buying votes, or worse, marginalising other voters.

  • Will protect spirit of Constitution: Maharashtra OBC Muslim meet

    Mumbai: Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, All India Muslim OBC Organisation conference on Tuesday resolved that it would “resist and prevent” any moves to change the Constitution or tamper with its basic tenets. “We will not allow the Constitution to be changed. It will not happen,” said AIMOBCO President Shabbir A. Ansari, addressing the Samvidan Samman Sammelan.

  • Section 377 verdict opens pandora’s box

    India today joined 17 Commonwealth nations that legalized gay sex between consenting adults in private, so that coitus between two adults, whether male, female or somewhere in between, is no longer a crime.

  • ‘One nation, one poll’ not possible without changes in Constitution, says Chief Election Commissioner

    Bhopal : ‘One nation, one poll’ is not possible until changes are made in the Constitution and law, said Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Om Prakash Rawat on Wednesday. When asked about alleged errors or discrepancies in the voter list, he said, “The voter list of all the country is correct. The Election Commission has itself identified some discrepancies and we are undertaking a campaign to correct any such errors”.

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    Ban Sanatan Sanstha, demands NCP

    Mumbai: The NCP sought on day a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha over its alleged links with a “bomb plot” and the killing of rationalists and opposed the right-wing group’s demand to drop the word “secular” from the Constitution. The Sharad Pawar-led party said those arrested in connection with seizure of explosives in parts of Maharashtra were often seen at events organised by the Sanatan Sanstha, but the Goa-based outfit is now

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Vinayak Mete demands amendment in Constitution for quota

    Mumbai: Desperate to hog the limelight, Shiv Sangram leader and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Vinayak Mete sighting announcement made by CM Devendra Fadnavis regarding Maratha quota claimed that it was his suggestions that CM has agreed to. Mete claimed credit over the slew of decisions announced by the government related to the Maratha quota stir.
    Speaking to media persons on Monday, Mete stated the government should send a proposal

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    Quota stir: Appeasement politics to blame

    The objective of reservation was to provide opportunities to those sections of people who were for generations socially oppressed and discriminated and kept backward. The Article 15(4) of the Constitution says, “Nothing shall prevent the State from making any special provision, by law, for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens.” The benefits of reservation were meant for 10 years. But the vote back politics of successive governments

  • Pak court to resume trial in Musharraf’s  case next month

    Islamabad : A three-judge special court formed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court for conducting high treason trial of former military ruler and dictator Pervez Musharraf is set to resume its hearing early next month, a media report said on Saturday.

  • Emergency vs the ‘Undeclared’ one

    The spike-studded Emergency boot is now on the other foot, or so the Lutyen’s intelligentsia would have the Indian electorate believe. At this very moment, we are told, a ‘maha-Emergency’ is in force. Democratic insitutions are being insidiously subverted and the Constitution given the go-by.

  • Don’t use Maoist forces in anti-NDA campaign: Jaitley

     New Delhi : In a veiled attack, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday warned the opposition parties against using Maoist forces in their anti-NDA campaign and said the ultras are not just against the government but the Constitution itself.

  • Protesting Citizenship Bill, AGP threatens to leave BJP

    New Delhi : Even as the BJP looks for opening account in the South if it wins in the counting of votes in Karnataka on Tuesday, its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGM) on Monday threatened to pull down the government in Assam that may have cascading effect on other northeastern states.

  • Quacks great risk to society: Apex court

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern that a number of quacks practicing medicine are playing with the lives of people and posing a great risk to society.

  • MCA elections as per Lodha reforms

    Pune : City-based Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has adopted the new Constitution incorporating the Lodha panel reforms and elections to the cricket body will be held shortly according to it, its top office-bearer said.

  • Simultaneous polls: BJP blueprint for 2024 elections

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to push his pet idea of simultaneous elections of the Lok Sabha and the Assemblies only after the Lok Sabha elections by bringing a Constitution amendment bill to curtail the life of the Assemblies to synchronise all elections in 2024.

  • BJP planning ‘major assault’ on Constitution: Shashi Tharoor

    New Delhi: The BJP government is looking to make a “major assault” on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on various constitutional provisions, like Article 370 on Kashmir and secularism, will be part of attempts to create a “Hindu rashtra” (nation).

  • SC is not a superintendent court as per the Constitution: Justice Chelameswar

    New Delhi: Days after he led a revolt against Chief Justice Dipak Misra over the functioning of the Supreme Court and “arbitrary allocation” of cases, Justice J. Chelameswar on Monday said the apex court is not supposed to be a superintendent court as per the Constitution but has become one in practice.