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Analysis of MASUKA, Protection from Lynching Act, 2017

July 14, 2017 - 3:39 pm in Governance, Reforms

Protection from Lynching Act, 2017 [1] Niranjan Milind Deshpande[2] So as to bring an approach of rule of law not by rule by law majors like this draft presentation followed by a nationwide, non-political dissent[3] is necessary for democracy and diversity…

Dangers of Vigilante Politics

July 14, 2017 - 11:11 am in Reforms, Society

The country is experiencing a spate of violence with cases of lynching in different parts of India. The citizen is hapless and government is unresponsive…

RSS Controlled Garbh Vigyan Sanskar in pursuit for “Master Race”

May 26, 2017 - 4:39 pm in Health, Reforms

The RSS agenda of Hindu Rashtra draws heavily on the superiority of Aryan race and greatness of Brahmanical values. The ideology constructed by this organisation…

Sadanand Fulzele : An eyewitness to the historic conversion to Buddhism in 1956

May 16, 2017 - 11:58 am in Culture, Reforms, YouTube

It is astonishing that not much is known about the man who was one of the prominent figures of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s historical return to the roots of Buddhism along with nearly half a million people at the Deekshabhumi ground in Nagpur on October 14th,…

Independence of judiciary indispensable for peoples rights & liberty

March 26, 2017 - 7:17 pm in Reforms, Rights

From 1950 to 1993*, the power to appoint judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts and also the power to transfer the judges of the High Courts were vested in the President i.e., the Union Government. Till 1973, there was no interference by the Union Government,…

Polluting Universities with Sectarian mindset

March 12, 2017 - 9:53 am in Education, Reforms

Universities are an important place for shaping the mind and opinions of the future generations. A free open debate, intermingling of different opinions, castes, and religions shapes the students towards humane inclusive values. The academic work along with…

Bengaluru disgraces New Year 2017

January 9, 2017 - 7:59 am in Reforms

The molestation, rape or any other similar offensive act is well rooted in the criminal mindset which prevails in every society or social setup notwithstanding other reasons. However, city like Mumbai is not largely witness to such devastating troublesome…

Pink, Akira and Ten Years of Police Reform in India

November 14, 2016 - 12:16 pm in Reforms

Pink and Akira, two recent Bollywood hit films, depict an ugly reality of the police in India. It seems much has not changed in the country for the last ten years since the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh case ordered in September 2006 that the police must…

1.3 million girls missing every year | Implement PC&PNDT Act NOW

November 3, 2016 - 4:50 pm in Reforms

Asian Centre for Human Rights released its 290 page report, “The State of the PC&PNDT Act: India’s losing battle against female foeticide”, the first ever comprehensive study on the status of implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic…

Whither Justice for Religious Minorities

October 19, 2016 - 12:40 pm in Reforms

Retired Justice of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju wrote (26 September 2016) to the Supreme Court judges, “You are aware that one Ikhilaq was brutally lynched by cow vigilantes in Dadri. Instead of severely punishing the perpetrators of this heinous…