Rule of Law

September 19, 2019
After the publication of the final national Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31, 2019, the NRC authority has now issued standard operating procedures for Speaking Order writing as per the Final NRC Report Card (FNRC), scanning the Speaking Order, preparation of DO template, additional documents and statements. The FNRC will contain details of only those members whose application was...
September 19, 2019
In a statement, seen as a turnaround following the sharp all-around criticism, the Jharkhand Police said that in the first chargesheet, “opinion on the cause of death” was kept “reserved” in the viscera report. Widespread criticism had followed the earlier diluted charge sheet in the case    Only a few days after the Jharkhand Police’s decision to drop the...
September 19, 2019
In today's talk, Teesta Setalvad talks about the row over Hindi as the official language, demolition of the 500-year old Sant Ravidas Temple and the Dalit agitation over it and the subsequent arrests of 50+ people including Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. The question is 'Do we want a thriving multi-partied parliamentary democracy'?  
September 18, 2019
In their scathing observations, the top court said though more than 70 years have passed since Independence, caste discrimination still persists in the country. Image Courtesy: Vikas Choudhary The Supreme Court today expressed serious concern over people dying during manual scavenging and sewage cleaning in India, saying nowhere in the world people are sent to "gas chambers to die"....
September 18, 2019
Bond created by the hard work of the people of J & K stands assaulted today Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Former member of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly, YousufTarigami who was under house arrest for over a month in Srinagar after the Centre abrogated Article 370 said at a press conference in Delhi that, "the bond that was created by the hard work of the leaders and...
September 18, 2019
JNUSU Result 2019: During the hearing, the court said that it would not call off the elections just because one of the schools does not have participation. The court had restrained the varsity from notifying the election results till September 17. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted the Jawaharlal Nehru University to declare the students’ union election results in accordance with the...
September 17, 2019
The eighty-plus year old was first booked for inciting violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, 2018, which resulted in the death of one; charges against him were thereafter diluted The Bombay high court (HC) on Monday directed the Pune Police to complete its investigation into the alleged involvement of 85-year-old activist Sambhaji Bhide in the Bhima-Koregaon riots and submit its report...
September 17, 2019
A clearly worded communication sent by UN human rights experts to the government of India urges the rigorous implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA, 2006), suggests a more democratic and legal way of approaching individual and community claims under the law and points out the dangers of the imminent evictions of millions of Indians. Image Courtesy: IWP Flickr photos Special...
September 17, 2019
Pogroms, communal strife and massacrehave been cultural blotson our landscape since independence,ingrained in the bedrock of a divided India. But lately, the emergence of ‘spontaneous-mob-lynching’with more than a tinge of pride, pouring out of men intoxicated with Hindutvahas become the new took to subvert both the rule of law and the Constitution.The ‘new-lynching-normal’of the lived India of...
September 14, 2019
India’s political experiment over seven decades had shown that federalism can accommodate diverse policies for diverse identities and thus strengthen democracy in a plural society. That has now been set aside by the Government of India’s actions in Kashmir.   Credit: Suket Dedhia | Pixabay   In the 18th and 19th centuries, colonial powers...