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Jyoti Punwani

Jyoti Punwani writes on human rights issues. You can e-mail the author at jyoti.punwani@gmail.com

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'We Are In A Calamity'

'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'

'BJP Thinks The Poor Don't Understand Democracy'

Rediff.com12 Sep 2023

'People understand Hitlershahi, tanashahi and now Modishahi.'

Pyaar Aur Mohabbat At INDIA Meet

Pyaar Aur Mohabbat At INDIA Meet

Rediff.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'

'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'

'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?'

'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 Years

Prakash Ambedkar Files Affidavit After 5 Years

Rediff.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!

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 Pune

Bhima Koregaon Commission To Shift Base To Pune

Rediff.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 Rahul

'We love you too': New York Crowd Tells Rahul

Rediff.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 Yatra

Religious Bonhomie At Ram Navami Yatra

Rediff.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?'

'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'

'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 Pawar

The Strange Answers Of Shivaji Pawar

Rediff.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 Pawar

The Strange Deposition Of Shivaji Pawar

Rediff.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'

'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.'

'Today It Is Absolute Dictatorship'

'Today It Is Absolute Dictatorship'

Rediff.com10 Jan 2023

'If you persist in opposing the government, they set the ED or the NIA on you. And the courts have not given us much hope.'

'I have grown some steel in my psyche'

'I have grown some steel in my psyche'

Rediff.com4 Jan 2023

'I'm 79 + now, and I've been doing all this since my late 20s.' 'Sometimes the ideological war extends to the home as well.' 'Many nights I couldn't sleep when someone close to me uttered the smallest insult.' 'It would cause me a lot of pain. But one has to be honest to oneself.'

No Link Between Elgar Parishad, Violence: Cop

No Link Between Elgar Parishad, Violence: Cop

Rediff.com22 Dec 2022

The foundation of the Bhima Koregaon case was blown to bits by a senior policeman, reports Jyoti Punwani.

'We want Muslim Personal Law to be completely reformed'

'We want Muslim Personal Law to be completely reformed'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2022

'The BJP may no longer be in power after 2024, that doesn't mean we'll stop this campaign against polygamy.'

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