Katju warns of chaotic times

Addresses session on ‘Musings on the future of India’ by Madin Academy

Updated - December 28, 2018 11:29 pm IST

Published - December 28, 2018 11:18 pm IST - MALAPPURAM

Former Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju said here on Friday that the next two decades would be turbulent, violent, and chaotic for Indian democracy.

Delivering the keynote address at a session on ‘Musings on the future of India’ organised by the Madin Academy as part of the Vicennium celebrations, Mr. Katju said the next 15-20 years would be as turbulent as the period of the last Mughals after Aurangazeb’s era.

“We are going to enter a period of instability,” he said.

The session pointed out that a new socio-cultural understanding should be created to overcome the threats facing the Indian democracy. Karnataka Urban Development and Housing Minister U.T. Khader, Madin Academy chairman Sayed Ibrahim Khaleel Bukhari, senior journalist Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, and Markaz Vice Chancellor Husain Saqafi Chullikode spoke.

Grand finale

A four-day grand finale of the Vicennium celebrations began on the Madin campus on Thursday. As many as 400 students were awarded Adani degrees in Islamic theology at the maiden convocation led by All India Jamiyyathul Ulama general secretary Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musliar.

Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan inaugurated the closing ceremony of Sheikh Zayd Year. NRI industrialist M.A. Yusuf Ali commemorated Sheikh Zayd.

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