On the rule of law and due process

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A law student, with sound logic and common-sense, on rule of law and related issues.

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4 thoughts on “On the rule of law and due process

  1. Hi Prem – I read your article on Mr. Kher. Your line of thought is misleading.
    a) There is only 1 corruption article(first one) which can be directly attributed to Modi Govt in Gujarat. And to prove & emphasize your point, you just crossed your journalist boundaries – attributing all BJP led govt issues into Modi’s lap.

    b) Magnitude & Context: It is a 3-4 crore land issue. Compare it with other political govt. of other parties to put context. What is your other choice? State that and then see how the list gets longer. Even if you think the modi is corrupt, it is the LEAST corrupt of all. We don’t have the luxury of picking good people in politics. Good people do jobs, make money and ‘most'(if not all) do ‘nothing’ for society(except commenting) and pointing out flaws here and there.

    c) You just wish away Modi’s life and his journey as nothing to be proud of.
    Whether it’s election pitch or not. Does Modi come from well-to-do family?
    Did Modi have money(by inheritance), power(by inheritance) and high-profile education ?
    Yet he is today prime minister of the country. That’s the fact.
    He is not only gifted orator but organizer, determined character, and intelligent one.
    How many people work for society and able to sway away from regular stuff(married with
    children, job, earning money, gossiping in evening times)?
    We are lucky that he sacrificed many things to make best use of his life.

    Nature or God gifted Modi some talents and he is making use of them in maximum possible way.
    If other people are unable to use their gifted talents in best ways, don’t blame Modi or outside world for it.

    thank you!

    • Btw I used to read your cricket blogs/articles in newspapers many years back. This is the first time I read outside-of-cricket article and also after a long time.
      Every journalist who reports daily political stuff only speaks negative. Is it the culture? Can you take the leadership in inspiring student/people participate and then change politics/area you are concerned about?
      Anyone who read today’s journos article – they will just deflate the spirits of others. 80% of their articles. They will intellectually find that oh! i am too negative. they will write 20% of other articles just to create that image.

      Genuinely if you can inspire it will be good.

      • About this? The job of the Fourth Estate is to question, to criticise where necessary. You seem to be mixing journalists up with PR agents and advertising billboards, sorry. However, when I find something good, I say that too. When I find something inspiring I share those too. Vide, for instance, some very interesting lectures on nationalism and other topics very relevant today, that I have been religiously sharing with people. I notice that none of those gets read as much as posts like this, however — sad, because the same effort goes into finding and publicising those. But hey, I try — whether you guys want it or no.

    • Okay, for starters, Nitin, there *is* one direct corruption story? We are ok with that, yes? Because after all, that is better than the Congress with its dozens.

      Second — I make a direct connection with the “na khaane doonga” statement of Modi’s. The point he was hammering away at all through the campaign was that under the BJP there would be no corruption. Are we now ok with these shadings — there *will* be corruption but none directly attributable to him? While synchronously talking of him as a strong leader capable of controlling both party and government? Ok then.

      b) Magnitude. Wow. So that is what we have come to — arguing that one side’s corruption is not as big as the other side’s. Therefore it is okay, because hey…

      c) On the contrary. I say Modi’s journey IS something to be proud of. I mention it is the classic trajectory of a top class politician — he did the hard yards, he went through the mill, he gained organisational experience, he gained administrative experience. Therefore, I argue, when he and his fellow travelers keep harping on the chaiwallah bit and ignoring all the hard work he did to move up the ranks, so sorry, it is he who is wishing away his life’s journey, not I.

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