Amazon kindle editors are no more reasonable.

What is reasonable?

Justice has to be reasonable. Any decision which is based on no reason or taken in a whim or fancy is unjust. Similarly if the reasons have nothing to do with the decision, it is arbitrary and perverse. It is also nicknamed as Wednesbury’s Arbitrariness, due to the decision of House of Lords on the subject. (click here to read more about Wednesbury’s Arbitrariness)

Similarly if the reasons for a decision are based on wrong facts or reasons change in the course of time, the decision has to be revisited and a fresh decision need to be taken. That is sum and substance of reasonableness. Rest is in the domain of mental wilderness.

Is amazon reasonable?

In the past whenever I have revised a book, I have requested Amazon to forward the intimation to every buyer so that they may update the content. The request was always granted. This time I did the same for one of my books. However to my surprise this was the response: Continue reading

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ICJ to consider Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

Jurisdiction of ICJ

International Court of Justice (ICJ) derives its jurisdiction from a voluntary declaration by each State that accepts its jurisdiction. Islamic Republic of Pakistan has filed a fresh declaration submitting to the jurisdiction of ICJ on March 29, 2017.
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established by the United Nations Charter, signed in 1945 at San Francisco (United States), and began work in 1946 in the Peace Palace, The Hague (Netherlands).

The Court, which is composed of 15 judges, has a dual role: in accordance with international law, settling legal disputes between States submitted to it by them and giving advisory opinions on legal matters referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

Only States are eligible to appear before the Court in contentious cases. At present, this basically means the 192 United Nations Member States.

The Court has no jurisdiction to deal with applications from individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporations or any other private entity. It cannot provide them with legal counselling or help them in their dealings with the authorities of any State whatever.

However, a State may take up the case of one of its nationals and invoke against another State the wrongs which its national claims to have suffered at the hands of the latter; the dispute then becomes one between States.

Background of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

Pakistan allegedly arrested, detained, tried, convicted and sentenced to death an Indian National Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, and he is currently under a death sentence handed out by a Military Court Martial without giving him consular access which is mandatory under Article 36 of Vienna Convention.
On 8 May 2017, India to protect Kulbhush Jadhav filed a petition before ICJ  and an application for interim measures.  ICJ had granted interim protection and has fixed today the hearing on main petition.

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Illicit liquor/hooch tragedy, fundamental cause

Finance Minister blood is on your lapel!

Spurious Liquor and death therefrom is seasonal ritual in India. Every year or next, a tragedy or the other happens at one place or another. Causes for such recurrent tragedy are apparent policy failure and it is unlikely to be corrected under present Hindu myopia. Earlier the reason was apathy towards poor. Mere change of reason without change of policy. Bihar is the recent State which has prohibited liquor altogether. Therefore Bihar would be the next State from where next tragedy will occur.

The real reasons for such tragedies:

Confiscatory taxation:

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