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December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm in Governance

Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsenal in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England. He could visualise the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the…

The Case Against Aadhaar

December 14, 2016 - 1:51 pm in Governance

If there is one document that has proliferated in India more than anything else, it is the Aadhaar card. Touted initially as a technological solution…

Is there an undeclared Emergency Today?

November 18, 2016 - 1:21 pm in Governance

The decision to put a one day ban on Hindi NDTV, since withheld, came as a big jolt to the country. A major channel was asked to stop the broadcast. The…

Supremacy of bullet over Rule of Law in Bhopal Encounter

November 14, 2016 - 12:05 pm in Governance

It is the legal procedure to see that the accused in primarily remanded to the police custody who is subsequently produced before the magistrate who grants MCR or magistrate’s custody to the accused.  The first straight question to the accused by the magistrate…

Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad case: Stop witch hunt, Drop false implication

November 10, 2016 - 7:40 pm in Governance

The People’s Union of Civil Liberties strongly condemns the action of the Chhattisgarh police in registering an FIR (Cr. No. 27/2016 PS Tongpal dated 5.11.2016) against DU Professor Nandini Sundar, JNU Professor Archana Prasad (also of AIDWA),  Vineet Tiwari…

MODIfied surgical strikes: Parrikar praises Parivar

October 31, 2016 - 5:12 pm in Governance

It was 1984 where Mumbai was worst hit by the eruption of communal violence. Govandi, a north-eastern suburb of Mumbai was also witness to vastly communally hostile climate straying into worst law and order situation creating an enormous risk to the minorities.…

SC directs Chhattisgarh police to initiate peace talk after expose by CBI

October 21, 2016 - 10:30 pm in Governance

Between March 11 and March 16, 2011, a police party consisting of police, SPOs and CRPF, led by DS Marawi, then Additional SP, Sukma, carried out combing operations in Morpalli, Tadmetla and Timpuram villages, “as per the orders of the then SSP Dantewada”’…

Communal Violence in Chhapra & Maker: A Fact Finding Report

October 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm in Governance

The news of the outbreak of communal violence on 5th and 6th August 2016 in Maker village and Chhapra town, both in Saran District (Bihar), was disturbing. One Muslim youth by the name Mubarak posted a derogatory image that could have outraged the religious…

Surgery of Politicised SURGICAL STRIKE

October 16, 2016 - 12:29 pm in Governance

Egypt under Jamal Abdel Nasser received the disastrous defeat at the hands of Israel in 6 days, 1967 war.  Before the outbreak of the full blown hostilities Israel took the offensive and in the brazen attack seventeen Egyptian air force fields were destroyed…

CSSS’s Kairana Fact Finding report

October 6, 2016 - 6:37 pm in Governance

Introduction The Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 had left around 75000 people displaced from their homes A 2016 report -Living Apart: Communal Violence and Forced Displacement in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli– based on detailed ground research, found an estimated…