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Among the few senior lawyers who often write for the popular press on matters relating to the Bar, Bench and constitutional governance, Anil Divan occupies a prominent place because of his forthright views and ability to interrogate the decisions of those in authority. 

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

We have extremely bright students who make a mark wherever they go, we have the capacity to train them for the requirements of the new globalised environment but we are just not doing it.

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

Since we are now a part of the globalisation process and it is the legal system which pushes the global agenda, there is no time to wait - already Harvard, Yale and Stanford want to set up campuses in India.

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

There cannot be elitism for a certain section and mediocrity for the rest

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

The Indian legal profession has grown over a short period of less than 50 years to become the world’s largest and most influential in the governance of the country.

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

Competence or quality is the product of knowledge, attitudes, values, skills and ability to apply them for professional tasks. Legal education in colleges hardly teaches anything more than knowledge and that too inadequately.

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

I am not in favour of it (against the Karnataka government’s move to introduce fifty per cent reservation for state domicile candidates) for the simple reason that it was conceived as a national institution. Doing anything to dilute that would not be welcome.

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

If the government wanted, another campus could have been built. But NLSIU, being a model institution for the rest of the country, should remain a national institution.

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

Indira Gandhi lost her election case on June 12, 1975 and on her appeal in the Supreme Court she was only granted a conditional stay. As a result, she could neither vote nor speak in the Lok Sabha. She became a dysfunctional Prime Minister. 

N. R. Madhava Menon (Legal Educator)

Her (Wendy Doniger) intention is bad, the content is anti-national and the language is abusive. Her agenda is to malign Hinduism and hurt the feelings of Hindus.

Dinanath Batra (Teacher & Social Activist)

According to her (Wendy Doniger's) book, when Ramrajya [an idyllic vision of state propounded by Mahatma Gandhi] comes to India, then Christians and Muslims will be driven out of India. 

Dinanath Batra (Teacher & Social Activist)

History textbooks need to be rewritten

Dinanath Batra (Teacher & Social Activist)

You sustain and develop a language by using it in education, media and administration. The state has to take responsibility

Omkar N. Koul (Linguist)

I feel 84 years young

Dinanath Batra (Teacher & Social Activist)

The good times are coming. Believe me.

Dinanath Batra (Teacher & Social Activist)

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