Daily Digest. Peak Achhe Din. Leaking Papers & Breaking Fasts
Our daily news round up also features Nitish Kumar's (now timid) conscience.
Good morning. Students and Parents held a protest at Jantar Mantar yesterday seeking action against those responsible for the leaked CBSE papers. It is heartbreaking to even imagine what the students and their families must be going through. This Indian Express report has all the details.
Unprecedented. Depressing. Supreme Court judge Justice J Chelameswar has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India saying that the government of the day is trying to diminish the independence of the Judiciary. “We, the judges of the Supreme Court of India, are being accused of ceding our independence and our institutional integrity to the Executive’s incremental encroachment.” Read this NDTV report for more.
In a development that reminded us of Jaspal Bhatti’s famous tv serial ‘Flop Show’, Anna Hazare called off his fast after seven days. No, the Lokpal has not been appointed yet. Hazare broke the fast after Maharashtra CM met him and assured him that his demands will be me ‘soon’. Hazare claims he has given the government a ‘deadline’ of six months. Read this Business Standard report for the details.
Nitish Kumar’s conscience showed brief signs of life before going into a coma again. Communal violence continues unabated in Bihar. “Nitishji never compromises on the law and order from… and for this, we are willing to pay any price,” the JD (U) general secretary Shyam Rajak told NDTV. It is clear that the alliance partner BJP doesn’t give two hoots about Nitish Kumar, or his yoga-flexible principles.