Why is Kejriwal writing letters to Modi and not to Rahul?

It’s not Rahul vs. Modi. Election 2014 is Kejriwal vs. Modi

By Shivam Vij

(This article first appeared in Scroll.in on 22 February 2014.)

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Tarun Tejpal wants a media trial because it’s the only one he can win

(First published in The Express Tribune on 21 February 2014 under the headline ‘The editor’s media trial’.)

t is a test of the fairness of a country’s criminal justice system if it applies the same standards of justice, mercy and efficiency to the rich and the poor. A criminal justice system that works better for the rich is not a just one. To the extent that the rich can always hire the best lawyers, we’re never going to have real equality before the law. But we must still try. Continue reading “Tarun Tejpal wants a media trial because it’s the only one he can win”

Tejpal deserves to get copy of CCTV footage, but we don’t

(First published in Scroll.in on 19 February 2014.)

Accused of rape, Tarun Tejpal on Tuesday criticised the Goa Police for not making available to him the CCTV footage that forms part of the evidence mentioned in their charge sheet against him. The former editor of ‘Tehelka’ magazine issued a press statement to the effect after receiving a copy of the charge sheet in Vasco jail, even as the Goa bench of the Mumbai High Court deferred his bail plea to March 4. Continue reading “Tejpal deserves to get copy of CCTV footage, but we don’t”

Are Asaram Bapu and Tarun Tejpal being unfairly denied bail?

(First published in Scroll on 12 February 2014.)

Two men with white beards were denied bail by the courts on Monday.

The Rajasthan High Court denied bail to Asaram Bapu, who was arrested in August on charges of sexual assault. The girl who complained was a minor at his ashram in Jodhpur. Later, two sisters from Surat came forward with charges of rape against Asaram Bapu and his son Narain Sai. Continue reading “Are Asaram Bapu and Tarun Tejpal being unfairly denied bail?”