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RK Raghavan

  • Shakti Mills verdict was a spark of speedy justice

    Since we are so used to corruption and unconscionable delays in our justice delivery system, an occasional spark of swift relief to a victim of a horrendous crime makes us go overboard. I am referring to the conviction of the four accused in Mumbai's Shakti Mills gang rape. The incident, where the...

    Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Lack of caution and prudence vis-a-vis death row convicts

    I have always looked upon death penalty as the most abhorrent means of deterring crime. No one in public office has the right to take away anybody else’s life solely on the grounds of putting fear into potential offenders. This is why even the right to private defence is not absolute. The caveat to...

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 8:00am
  • Making a mountain out of a molehill over appointments

    The BJP has taken exception to the appointment of Archana Ramasundaram, a Tamil Nadu IPS officer of the 1980 batch, as an Additional Director of the CBI. The party’s objection is on the grounds that her choice was against the recommendation of the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), who had...

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • Delhi Police caught in the crossfire of opposing camps

    The Delhi Police is again in the news. It has been hauled before the Apex Court for its handling of the recent AAP protest demonstration opposite the Rail Bhavan, a stone’s throw from Parliament. It has been asked to explain why it allowed the AAP to paralyze life in parts of the capital despite a...

    Wednesday, 29 January 2014 - 8:45am
  • Lessons from the Jayanthi Natarajan case

    The highly articulate and bright Jayanthi Natarajan of Chennai — the city I come from — is in trouble. My memory goes back to the early 1970s when she created waves as president of the famous Ethiraj College for Women. She spoke so well to welcome Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that all of us in...

    Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 6:55am
  • Adarsh scam: The hollowness in anti-corruption measures

    Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 8:31am
  • Justice AK Ganguly - in a maelstrom of his own making

    “Sometimes the most difficult things to write about are also the most essential. I feel this is especially true when many people, much more scholarly than oneself, have already said and written a lot around the issue, and yet your own experience does not seem to fit into the wide net that they’ve...

    Friday, 20 December 2013 - 7:38am
  • Some valid concerns about the criminal justice system

    Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 6:48am
  • Blaming the CBI is akin to barking up the wrong tree

    I am extremely distressed that the CBI is being assailed repeatedly by people who should actually defend it.

    Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 9:04am
  • Patna blasts: Whose responsibility is it anyway?

    Wednesday, 6 November 2013 - 7:06am

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