All stories by JYOTI PUNWANI
'It was not just an operation against NewsClick'Rediff.com10 Oct 2023
The entire operation was meant to have a chilling effect on independent journalists, those not completely subservient to the regime, the small section still doing what the Fourth Estate should do -- raising questions to those in power.
'This Is The Action Of A Scared Government'Rediff.com4 Oct 2023
'How can a journalist be accused of terrorism when there is no overt act of terror committed?'
'No One Can Escape If They Are Critical Of The Government'Rediff.com4 Oct 2023
'This action sends out a very nasty message in a very strong way -- that nobody is exempt.' 'It is also an attempt to extend the definition of who is an anti-national, who's a terrorist, a definition that's becoming looser under this regime.' 'The sad part is that by the time the courts acquit those arrested, they would've spent years in jail and been taught a lesson.'
Bhima Koregaon Commission Term ExpiresRediff.com22 Sep 2023
If an extension is granted, the Commission's next hearing will be a long one: From October 16-28, so as to complete the cross-examination of all remaining witnesses.
'We Are In A Calamity'Rediff.com12 Sep 2023
'Now they're talking about changing the Constitution; they feel they have no reason now to hide their intentions.'
'BJP Thinks The Poor Don't Understand Democracy'Rediff.com12 Sep 2023
'People understand Hitlershahi, tanashahi and now Modishahi.'
Pyaar Aur Mohabbat At INDIA MeetRediff.com2 Sep 2023
Arvind Kejriwal warned the media that "very big forces" would try and break the INDIA alliance by showing that there was a lot of acrimony among them.
'Hum Bharatiya INDIA ke saath'Rediff.com31 Aug 2023
The contrast between the two meetings couldn't have been more stark, yet, both were organically linked, the latter a show of support for the former.
'Supreme Court judgment has far reaching consequences'Rediff.com18 Aug 2023
'Notwithstanding the seriousness of the allegations made, every accused had a right to a speedy trial and the court had to take into account long periods of incarceration without trial as an additional consideration for grant of bail.'
'How can lynching defined as murder be punishable by seven years?'Rediff.com18 Aug 2023
'Obviously, this has been done to give an exit route to some accused.'
Prakash Ambedkar Files Affidavit After 5 YearsRediff.com26 Jul 2023
Either this affidavit was prepared a long time back, or, Ambedkar has not been following the Commission's hearings.
Let's Not Forget Father Stan Swamy!Rediff.com8 Jul 2023
The tributes to Fr Stan by his associates and his co-accused (which were read out) provided a clue to why his death continues to touch so many.
Bhima Koregaon Commission To Shift Base To PuneRediff.com17 Jun 2023
This is just another instance of the indifference with which the Commission has been treated by the government.
'We love you too': New York Crowd Tells RahulRediff.com5 Jun 2023
'A democracy cannot mean the rule of just two people,' said one audience member, who recalled that he too had chanted 'Modi, Modi' when the PM had visited the USA. Many of those gathered admitted to having been Modi supporters. What had changed them was the growing concentration of power. Jyoti Punwani reports from New York.
Religious Bonhomie At Ram Navami YatraRediff.com4 Apr 2023
Sunday's yatra proved that it needs both the maturity of locals as well as the police doing their duty, to ensure that a religious procession doesn't turn ugly.
'Whom was the BJP trying to please then?'Rediff.com27 Mar 2023
'When Fadnavis takes our help, it was sabka saath.' 'But when we support his rival, the latter is branded as appeasing Muslims.'
'Partition is a massive part of our history'Rediff.com24 Mar 2023
'Partition was a two-sided story in a very big way.' 'We've oversimplified it, blamed the British, thought of ourselves only as victims.' 'We've been both victims and perpetrators.'
The Strange Answers Of Shivaji PawarRediff.com7 Mar 2023
For four days, the officer avoided giving any straight answers, becoming the first witness in the 48 witnesses that have appeared so far, to have achieved this feat.
The Strange Deposition Of Shivaji PawarRediff.com24 Jan 2023
Shivaji Pawar made a startling revelation: Though the subject matter of his investigation was the January 1 violence, he had not examined any of the witnesses to that violence.
'It was my first encounter with evil'Rediff.com10 Jan 2023
'I was living in a fools' paradise, thinking I could win over anyone with my good intentions.'