Wednesday 20 October 2021

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed

Repeal 16B to save what is left of Goa

 

The most important matter that must dominate the 2022 election discourse is protection of what is left of Goa. The Parrikar led government let us down by enacting sec.16B to be incorporated into the TCP Act. That needs to be undone.READ

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Bhumiputra bill as election strategy

 

Laws must have same sanctity and such sanctity comes from approval of the public and society. It has to be as a result of discussion and debate. Like 2017 the government tried to fry a bigger fish before this election season of 2022READ

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Bail by 'Rule of law, not Rule by law'

 

the Watali prevents the courts from even assessing that. This is uncivilized criminal jurisprudence and clear decline of judicial standards.READ

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Liberty- bail and jail in Vendetta times

 

It is time to seize the moment. The high Courts and Trial courts must not act as mere post offices of the establishmentREAD

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Tough leadership paralysis..Even Manmohan Singh was never so helpless!

 

The strong leader myth got busted when the devastating second wave struck and the administration built around the ‘one and half’ (PM & HM) looked clueless permitting the High Courts and Supreme Court to take over. Even Manmohan Singh never looked so helpless! READ

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Will the Supreme Court restore its majesty over sedition law

 

For over 7 decades political activists have been unsuccessfully struggling to get rid of the archaic law Though the British which introduce the law here in India in 1870 scrapped it in 2009 on grounds that it is archaic, irrelevant and suppresses freedom of speech, we in India not only use, but misuse it despite a 2018 consultative paper by the law commission which said that it is time to rethink of repeal the sedition law. READ

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What Goa can learn from West Bengal

 

The major lesson for the opposition in Goa is to have apolitically savvy credible leader who can   read Goa’s pulse. People want to have a chief ministerial candidate whose name and face they trust. The days of high commands trusting chief ministers on the people are over. Though ours is not a presidential scheme, the credibility of prospective chief ministerial candidate matters the most.READ

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The fungus did not expect an attack from a virus!!

 

An aura of invincibility was built by pliable media which crawled, when it was not even asked to bend. That media built the strong leader cult, so strong that even devastation in the first wave was showcased as triumph.READ

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A steep fall into mediocrity

 

Last year Economist dubbed the world's democracy to be a flawed democracy. This year freedom house says it is no longer free. What a fall!READ

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Unelected sermonizing to keep faith in the elected!

 

The Supreme Court's sermon comes at a time when the court's credibility of the Court of standing up to the executive is a all time lowREAD

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Cleofato Almeida Coutinho is a senior lawyer and one of the constitutional expert in Goa. A member of Law Commission of Goa, he also teaches at Kare College of Law in Madgao.

 

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