COVER STORY

17-07-1998

Who's Afraid of Article 356?

Briefing

Elastic standards

Cover Story
It is a selective inquisition of the law and order situation in States that the Vajpayee Government is indulging in. Consider Jammu and ...

In lawless Maharashtra

P. SAINATH Cover Story
Welcome to this BJP-Shiv Sena-ruled State to find out all about law and order. WHEN the many fact-finding committees of the ...

Relevant constitutional provisions

Cover Story
Article 355: It shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance and to ensure that ...

Who's afraid of Article 356?

More than any particular State government, it is the BJP-led Government at the Centre that finds its survival to be at stake because of the ...

Project Profile

Other
* Length of the Narmada from its source to its estuary: 1,310 km. * Number of dams envisaged on the river by the Narmada Valley ...

Sharif's troubles

As the euphoria over Pakistan's retaliatory nuclear tests dies down, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has to grapple with national dilemmas and ...

Jarawa excursions

PANKAJ SEKHSARIA Social Issues
Members of the dwindling Jarawa tribal community in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are stepping out of their forest habitats for the first ...

PANKAJ SEKHSARIA

Other
OF the six aboriginal tribal communities that originally inhabited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, at least two - the Great Andamanese and ...

A continuum of sleaze

The Pathology of Corruption by S.S. Gill; HarperCollins Publishers India, New Delhi, 1998; price Rs. 295. S.S. GILL does not seek ...

Pokhran-II and its fallout

L. RAMDAS Other
India has lost out heavily as a consequence of the BJP-led Government's misadventure; and in any case neither India nor Pakistan has, or can ...

Koodankulam is back

The Nation
By agreeing to provide the technology for two advanced light-water reactors for the Koodankulam power project, Russia has renewed its ...

Standing up to the U.S.

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
THE Clinton administration has sharply criticised the supplementary agreement between Russia and India for the construction of two ...

The myth of deterrence

FOR the more than 1.1 billion people of India and Pakistan, the nuclear nightmare is neither distant nor something to be merely ...

From Hiroshima to Pokhran

JEAN DREZE Other
A three-member Japanese delegation visited Pokhran as part of a 10-day tour of India and Pakistan aimed at raising public awareness about the ...

The Khetolai declaration

Other
Today, June 18, 1998, a meeting was held at Khetolai village near the Pokhran field firing range, where the Indian Government conducted nuclear ...

'Nuclear deterrence, in general, is not a sound strategy'

Other
Gensuikin (Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs) is Japan's leading anti-nuclear organisation. Founded in the 1950s after the U.S. tested ...

Diplomatic fire-fighting

For more than a month, senior Indian diplomats have been making efforts to contain the fallout of Pokhran but they have not been quite ...

The Hindutva takeover of ICHR

The reconstitution of the Indian Council of Historical Research giving positions of authority to three VHP luminaries betrays a deep political ...

'The boot is on the other leg'

The Nation
Union Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi speaks to Sukumar Muralidharan on the reconstitution of the Indian Council for ...

The BJP's projects

Its eyes set firmly on the temple project, the BJP plans to go to the electorate on the planks of the Bomb and Ayodhya; it is up to the ...

Coordination challenges

AS the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition Government completed its first hundred days in office, it became apparent that the mechanism ...

Life at the edge

The formation of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Morcha spurs efforts to build a secular front that will be ready to take over should the Vajpayee ...

A threat in Chennai

There is no end in sight to the face-off between the BJP and the AIADMK over the dismissal of the Karunanidhi Government. EVER ...

Bracing for battle in Bihar

The Samata Party and the State unit of the BJP have stepped up their demand for the Rabri Devi Government's dismissal following the killings of ...

To Bengal and back

The team of officials despatched by the Centre to Calcutta returns empty-handed, and the Trinamul Congress-inspired bid to target the West ...

'Left parties are not afraid of Article 356'

Cover Story
Buddhadev Bhattacharya, who is in charge of the Home (police) portfolio in West Bengal's Left Front Ministry, took a tough stand when the ...

'Bommai verdict has checked misuse of Article 356'

Cover Story
The demands pressed by some of the Bharatiya Janata Party's coalition partners for using Article 356 and related constitutional provisions ...

'It must be retained, but its abuse prevented'

Cover Story
Justice P.B. Sawant, now the Chairman of the Press Council of India, was part of the apex court's majority opinion and wrote a judgment along ...

'Article 356 should be abolished'

Cover Story
Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former judge of the Supreme Court, has been one of India's most distinguished and original constitutional thinkers ...

Of President's Rule and trigger-happy politicians

Cover Story
Rajeev Dhavan, senior advocate in the Supreme Court, has been involved in a number of cases with a bearing on the fabric of relations between ...

'Strengthen the institution of the Governor'

Cover Story
Fali S. Nariman is widely regarded as India's top lawyer. The eminent constitutional expert made it clear at the outset that he wished to ...

'Article 356 cannot continue in the present form'

Cover Story
Prakash Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), states that by its very nature Article 356 of the Constitution ...

'A threat to our democratic process'

Cover Story
Rajesh Pilot was one of the few Congress(I) leaders who questioned Governor Romesh Bhandari's recommendation to the President to dismiss the ...

'I don't find anything wrong in our allies' demand'

Cover Story
BJP general secretary M. Venkaiah Naidu says that this party "is not against using Article 356" but feels that it "has to be used only in ...

'The boot is on the other leg'

The Nation
Union Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi speaks to Sukumar Muralidharan on the reconstitution of the Indian Council for ...

'Nuclear deterrence, in general, is not a sound strategy'

Other
Gensuikin (Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs) is Japan's leading anti-nuclear organisation. Founded in the 1950s after the U.S. tested ...

Diplomatic fire-fighting

For more than a month, senior Indian diplomats have been making efforts to contain the fallout of Pokhran but they have not been quite ...

The BJP's projects

Its eyes set firmly on the temple project, the BJP plans to go to the electorate on the planks of the Bomb and Ayodhya; it is up to the ...

The "Ram temple" drama

S. P. UDAYAKUMAR AYODHYA had better be seen as a theatre where the mythical lore is translated into modern metaphors, and the ...

Chapnari's terror

The latest massacre in Doda points once again to a planned bid to transform Kashmir's insurgency into a Hindu-Muslim communal confrontation, a ...

Controversy over a dam

There has been no meaningful dialogue between the promoters of the Maheshwar dam and the district administration on the one side and the people ...

Project Profile

Other
* Length of the Narmada from its source to its estuary: 1,310 km. * Number of dams envisaged on the river by the Narmada Valley ...

PANKAJ SEKHSARIA

Other
OF the six aboriginal tribal communities that originally inhabited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, at least two - the Great Andamanese and ...

The BJP's own goal

Letters
The Cover Story, ("The BJP's own goal", July 3), reminded me of Satan's words in Paradise Lost. Satan, the Prince of Darkness, said: ...

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