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Jul 23 13 tweets 4 min read
Has to be destiny, else, what are the odds of a person twice rejected by the collegium, and who had a criminal case pending against him at the time of appointment as HC judge, becoming the CJI of India? RamJ meherbaan to...
Jun 26 26 tweets 9 min read
Supreme Court has reaffirmed no high-level conspiracy behind the 2002 riots & has called out a devious ploy 'to keep the pot boiling for ulterior design.'
My take, it is time for the nation to accept the verdict & learn not to fall prey to fake narratives.… During its 10-yr rule, UPA govt worked relentlessly to pin blame of 2002 riots on @narendramodi . So did, several NGOs, activists, media. Fictional tales were created to blame Modi, but those fictions first got junked by the SC-appointed SIT & now by the SC in Zakia judgment.
Jun 24 5 tweets 2 min read
Supreme Court dismisses Zakia Jafri plea challenging the SIT clean chit given to Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 Gujarat riots. SC also noted that the proceedings were pursued for an ulterior motive, & that all those involved in the abuse of process need to be prosecuted. Supreme Court dismisses criminal conspiracy allegation in 2002 riots: “There is no indication about the perceivable link to show hatching of criminal conspiracy at the highest levels for causing and precipitating mass violence across the State against the minority community."
Jun 23 4 tweets 2 min read
A Gujarati, MKG, won India freedom (that's what the dynasty ecosystem says). Another Gujarati, Sardar, united India. The least ppl from other states can do is join the forces to protect India, no?
Btw, Manekshaw's parents had moved to Punjab from Gujarat, so he was a Gujju too. Are people going to hold it against Gujjus that we produce more leaders than foot soldiers?
Oct 25, 2021 14 tweets 5 min read
It is not okay to abuse Shami coz of his faith.
It is not okay to highlight only the abuses to Shami, coz Kohli received as many, if not more.
It is not okay to highlight abuse received by one cricketer by some, but ignore firecrackers by some of his coreligionists in India. "Some" is the keyword here that everyone should notice.
Oct 24, 2021 8 tweets 1 min read
160+ 22 balls mein 10 to 4 or 6 bante hai.
Oct 22, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
I am of the opinion that some Acts are too stringent wrt bails & that the system is screwed up. I thought this article might be interesting. Nope. It's only about one celebrity son, & starts off with, "the charges are clearly trumped up." Why do we even need courts @tehseenp ? “Broadly what we are doing is imposing restrictions on the path of grant of bail.” Do you remember who had said this @tehseenp ? UPA's HM while defending the draconian UAPA, who had to himself wait for bail last year (karma, huh?).
Oct 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
I had tweeted earlier about bigger fights; in that context, see this too. You can't tolerate a few ads without bindis but are okay with the name of a genocidal maniac plastered around the country? Why not peacefully demand name change? I am not into civilisational/religious battles, so this issue troubles me even less than what Ram temple did. In fact, a small % of Hindus care about this, largely aware & awake thx to that b**** glorifying him. They too are not demanding change even where BJP is in power.
Jul 22, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Wasn't Anil Ambani a Modi agent or vice versa? Why would Modi want to spy on him? Maybe Rahul Gandhi could have spied on him, and everyone else on the list, to get info on his main obsession Rafale. These bs of potentially hacked, safe to assume that snooping is done by govt/military agencies, still proves NOTHING! Could be a foreign agency, could be plain fiction. Btw, why would GoI snoop in a G2G deal that too on a representative, & on 'own agent'?
Jul 21, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
RSS is being cancelled by some new, self-appointed champs of Hindus? Has RSS put a gun on your head to join it, or to not leave if you are a member? Go form your own organisation, make it big, & do whatever you want to do. It's that simple.
*I am neither RSS member nor supporter. RSS is a private organisation, & what issues it takes up or not, is upto it/members. Outsiders, who don't like RSS way of functioning, can have own organisations to implement brilliant ideas that RSS adhikaris don't pay heed to.
Jul 19, 2021 17 tweets 8 min read
As snooping are in news, here's a blast from the past that we ignored because, well, because it was a secular govt. The leaders subjected to snooping have had no issues evident from the fact that they have kept holding Con hand. The scale of snooping was mind-boggling. #Pegsus RTI revealed that in 2013 alone, UPA govt was intercepting 9000 phones and 500 emails EVERY MONTH.…
Jul 17, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
About to touch the 400 million mark. Hope we vaccinate a billion by year end. #VaccinationDrive #India #COVIDVaccination Image Dear @the_hindu , India near 400 million covid19 vaccination mark. Aapko kaisa lag raha hai? Image
Jul 17, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Danish Siddiqui had taken photos of funeral pyres of Hindu covid victims; RW were upset & leftlibs were full of praise of his 'iconic clicks'. When he got killed by Taliban, some right wingers circulated pic of his body & the leftlibs got upset about it. Amusing ppl we are. I must have tweeted this half a dozen times before: most people end up becoming the very evil that they claim to fight.
Now if that's what they choose to become, well, it's a free nation. But if not, be careful to not cross the line irrespective of what was the provocation.
May 12, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
This pandemic is worse than 2002 riots for @narendramodi . His critics obviously blame him for everything from political defeats to loose motions, but his supporters blame him too as they have high expectations from him & are less forgiving towards him than towards state govts. Most of his supporters don't doubt his intent or pass all the blame on the centre totally neglecting the roll of the states, but there is no denying that the GoI messed up, & his supporters aren't like dynasty dogs that will wag tails no matter how much dynasty messes up.
Apr 30, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
.@mygovindia map that shows 16.33L vaccine doses available in Maha as on 25.4.
@mybmc press note on 25.4 that states, vaccination till stock lasts.
Maha vaccinates 3L ppl per day in state. (ss in next tweet). So how come shortage? Can you clarify @CMOMaharashtra ? @MoHFW_INDIA Reference tweets and news item related to above tweet.

Apr 29, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Not saying that India or UP are doing great, but can safely say without reading the article that she wouldn't have mentioned Maharashtra or Kerala that are worst affected. Because remarkable Roy is loony left, who romanticises Naxals, & hates BJP (because she is loony left). Also, remarkable Roy can't tell a fighter jet from an aircraft carrier but she is an 'intellectual'. A leftist with good fiction writing skill, good English & 'lovely' view on Kashmir; how can the West not love her!
Apr 29, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
1) A single untimely death is regrettable, but given our stretched health infra & popl, we are still not all dead. Might be upsetting for some in the West.
2) Even so called first world with great healthcare facilities was overwhelmed. We are 'third world' with a billion + ppl.
+ 3) Yes, New Zealand did very well; good for them. It's population is half of Mumbai suburban!
4) While some politicians & state govts played dirty politics, parry workers of even those parties helped the commoners, giving hope that all is not lost with our political parties. +
Apr 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Bombay High Court, taking cognizance of frequent hospital fires in Maharashtra, said it would expand the scope of the PILs regarding Covid-management, & asked the civic authorities to ensure all the hospitals are fire compliant.… During the hearing, & division bench asked the civic body and State authorities how were these hospitals getting permission or fire NOCs, unless someone was compromising in the rules.
Apr 29, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
While we are at it, why not take over your savings, investments & properties as well? Every Indian's who has money. After all, global pandemic and it is the duty of private citizens & private companies to fund the fight not that of the govt, right? If pharma cos ignore profits or super profits because lives are at stake, which always will be in their business, who will cover for the R&D costs of failed products & future R&D? Govts, who don't want to pay a fraction of what most of them happily loot?
Apr 29, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
SII had written to the centre that Poonawalla has been getting threats from various groups regarding the Covid-19 vaccine supplies.

Well, given the constant venom spewing by the Opposition & Con ecosystem against the vaccine price, this was going to happen. On one hand, SII is served legal notice by AstraZeneca for not fulfilling contractual obligation (GoI disallowed vaccine export from March due to rising cases here). On the other hand, Poonawala is facing threats in India due to Opposition's targeting.