Was Tipu Sultan, the Rajah of Mysore a patriotic warrior who loved Hindustan more than his own life and limbs? Or was he a middle age Islamist Jehadi whose actions and omissions were guided by his supposed zeal to convert Hindus, Christians and others of his principality to Islam and found a kingdom named Sultanat-e-Khudadad? This has been a hot topic of debate among historians, intellectuals and now politicians since he ascended the throne of Mysore at the age of 32 years in 1782.
Dr Rakesh Sinha has told the bitter truth in a column on Rediffmail.com; like it or not. May I congratulate him on bringing out the hard facts for everyone to know. He has pleaded well for the majority community without berating the minority community.
The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has on 17 October 2015 struck down the Act forming the National Judicial Appointments Commission and reverted to the existing collegium system of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and all High Courts. In layman's language it can be said that an Act passed by the Parliament and assented by the President of India for making appointments to the higher judiciary by including many sections of the civil society like CJI, Executive, Law Minister, three eminent persons has been struck down as ultra- vires the Constitution of India.
We have felt the impact of terror in our lives. One hears the bomb blast in the neighbourhood and is scared. Another person nearby may have lost a limb and just next door a friend may have lost life. Scary scenes these are indeed. Of course, metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi have been worst hit in India and globally speaking it is New York City that bore the brunt. Terrorists move in with an aim when they launch a terror attack and to achieve the aim they go all out, come what may.