The problem with Rahul Gandhi is that he is under the false impression that one can become a mass leader if one shouts and attacks opponents mercilessly. In the process, Rahul has been committing blunders. Nearly four years ago, Rahul had bragged that there would be an earthquake if he was allowed to speak for five minutes inside Parliament. Modi made fun of his earthquake remark during his reply, leading to guffaws inside the House.
I remember, when the apex court was about to give its verdict, the RSS and BJP leaders had directed their supporters to maintain peace at all cost, and refrain from celebrating in public. The Ayodhya verdict was finally accepted peacefully by all sides.
In several video messages going viral, these trapped Pakistani students are openly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his quick action and slamming their own Pakistani government for refusing to rescue them in this hour of distress.
Kejriwal has now changed his style of making statements. He has started making adjustments to suit his political ends. He has not visited the Shaheen Bagh protesters even once. On Monday, Kejriwal recited Hanuman Chalisa at an event.
The women protesters openly spoke about their concerns, their fears about CAA and NRC, and were indeed hurt over the insinuations that were being made in social media that some of them had been hired to sit on a daily payment basis.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wants the voters of Delhi to decide on water, electricity, education and hospital issues and avoid issues like CAA and Shaheen Bagh. Amit Shah's reply is simple: Is Shaheen Bagh not in Delhi?
Sharjeel Imam is facing sedition charges in five states (UP, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Delhi) for giving an inflammatory speech in Aligarh Muslim University, where he was seen giving a call for Northeast to be cut off from India.
The stadium at Motera has 75 corporate boxes, compared to only 20 to 25 corporate boxes found in other stadiums of India. There will also be a presidential suite.
Now, elderly people come for a morning walk and students come here to sit and study under street lights. In the evenings, families come to these ghats for a pleasant stroll.
Before Article 370 was revoked, the annual fee charged from every student in a government school was Rs 250, inclusive of books and uniform. Now that J&K is a union territory, the students will not have to pay a single paisa.
The challenge before Nadda is a huge one. Under his leadership, the party has to win the Delhi and Bihar assembly elections this year. Steering India's biggest political party at such a critical juncture is surely a challenging task. Nadda is a leader who prefers to keep a low profile but he knows the nitty gritty of his party organisation very well.
I consider exploitation of children in order to incite communal feelings towards political ends must be treated as a big crime. Adults and elderly persons have the right to sit on peaceful protests and air their views against the policies of the government. But exploiting children to incite communal feelings is not only injustice, but also an act of cruelty towards them.
This invitation should neither be linked to the current bilateral relations between India and Pakistan nor should this be considered as India's invitation to Imran Khan to come on an official visit to India.
In Lachhipora village of Baramulla, on Wednesday, two men, Tariq Iqbal and Zahoor Ahmed Khan, while going towards Bijhama were trapped in a landslide. The guard commander at an army base camp, nearly 200 metres away, swung into action.
The arrested DSP has reportedly confessed that he was helping terrorists as he wanted money for his daughter's marriage. Looking at his under construction house in Kashmir, one can easily conclude that he was no ordinary policeman.
India TV in its programme 'Aaj Ki Baat' showed videos of students clinging on to the engines and doors of overcrowded coaches. Hundreds of them were sitting on rooftops. Railway officials who arrived at the scene with police force tried to unload the aspirants who were clinging to the engine of the train.
A special investigation team of Delhi Police on Friday disclosed the names of nine student activists, who they alleged had indulged in violence in the JNU campus. These included the JNU students union president Aishe Ghosh. Of them, seven are from Left groups and the remaining two are from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
The people of the valley have given their reply to Mehbooba Mufti. Five months have elapsed since the revocation of Article 370, cellphone and SMS services have been resumed, leaders are being released from detention in phases.
While Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei described the missile attacks as "a slap" on the US, American President Donald Trump in a televised speech on Wednesday night claimed that "Iran appears to be standing down".
It would be wrong to blame the court alone. The fault lies in the entire criminal jurisprudence system. Posts of judges are lying vacant right from lower to higher courts, there is a lack of infrastructure for courts, and for a country of 1.3 billion people, we have only seven forensic labs.
I have no hesitation in saying that Congress and Left parties are behind most of the protests that took place in India. These two political parties have quite a large base in these universities.
It is not that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not try to remove misgivings and fears in the minds of minorities. Time and again, he has spoken clearly about Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.
It is now almost common to see protesters damaging railway tracks and setting fire to buses and police vehicles during violent protests. Nobody stops rioters from doing this because people, in general, do not consider public property as national property.
Amit Shah clarified that the NPR process was a Constitutional requirement and it was not part of BJP's political agenda. Throughout his interview, the Home Minister refrained from making remarks against opposition parties.
Nearly six months ago, the BJP had swept the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, winning 12 of the state's 14 LS seats with a 51 per cent vote share. The party had won 57 of the total 81 assembly segments six months ago.
The death of people in police firing in UP is saddening, but there is need for immediate action against political leaders who are fanning and inciting protests.
People are asking whether only Muslims will be asked to submit documents to prove their citizenship and other communities will be exempted. The answer is: the NRC draft is not yet ready.
You will be surprised to know that in Delhi alone, after the Nirbhaya incident, there were 14,384 rape cases in Delhi alone till date, and no death sentence was given in a single case. Courts gave verdicts in only about 800 cases.
The stone pelters whom India TV reporter spoke to on Tuesday openly said that they may be asked to provide documents to prove their citizenship even though their forefathers had been staying here for more than 70 years.
There were protests by students against the amended Citizenship Act on Monday in Aligarh Muslim University, Jadavpur University, Mau in UP, Lucknow's Darul Uloom Nadwatul seminary and in Kochi in Kerala, even as uneasy calm prevailed in Assam.
In my view, Rahul Gandhi, as an opposition party leader, has every right to criticize Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies, he has the right to question the government and to level allegations, but atrocities against women is a sensitive issue. Before making such a remark, he should have taken care of his language, his thoughts and his style of speech.
Apart from the PM's appeal for calm, people of North East must be told that the CAB will have practically no effect on northeastern states because of Inner Line Permit system which bars outsiders from taking permanent residence in most of those states.
Indefinite curfew has been imposed and army has been called out in Guwahati and Dibrugarh of Assam after protests against CAB turned violent. Internet has been suspended in most parts of Assam and Tripura.
People in Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are protesting against CAB, but the fact is that this Bill will have no effect on these two states. Most of the states are protected under Inner Line Permit and Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are Islamic states and Muslims living there do not face religious persecution because they form the majority community. Only non-Muslims come to India from these countries because of religious persecution.
As news spread about the encounter, hundreds of people gathered at the spot, showered flowers on policemen and shouted slogans in support of the police. There were similar scenes of jubilation in several other cities of India. The sister and father of the rape victim said, 'justice has finally been done'.