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Need is “Uniform” civil code, NOT “Common” civil code

October 17, 2015 - 1:28 pm in Governance

Gender equality should guide the process of reforming family laws and not national integration Supreme Court of India has yet again asked the Union Government to file affidavit and state whether it intended to bring Uniform Civil Code (UCC for brevity). In…

Innocent minor – mercilessly beaten by BSF in open street – IMPUNITY

August 27, 2015 - 1:45 am in Governance

25 August 2015 To The Chairman National Human Right Commission Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA New Delhi-110023 Respected Sir Here I am…

NHRC exposes several loop holes in the handling of the Nun rape case in Chhattisgarh

August 22, 2015 - 1:15 am in Governance

NHRC exposes several loop holes in the handling of the Nun rape case in Chhattisgarh: Calls for action taken report from Chief Secretary, DGP and SP,…

Mumbaikar’s protests the Coastal Road Project

August 16, 2015 - 8:05 pm in Governance

Ghar Bachao Ghar BanaoAndolan protests the Coastal Road Project in Mumbai   Mumbai | 15th August, 2015: The Coastal Road is a futile project and a faulty plan. While it is a widely known fact that this Rs.12,000 crore costly mega project will only serve…

State Must Not Organise Religious Festivals

August 12, 2015 - 1:11 am in Governance

After staging the Yoga spectacle on 21st June 2015 on Rajpath, Delhi, the Modi government now plans to celebrate Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan on a grand scale in late August. This plan has full approval of its parent organization, the RSS. Now a Hindu religious festival…

Indira Gandhi’s and Narendra Modi’s common pursuit: A pliant judiciary

August 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm in Governance

Indira Gandhi considered an Independent judiciary a thorn in her flesh, and its independence as its fang. She wanted to defame it so that she could rule like an absolute Monarch free from any constraint. She even found the Constitution as an undesirable impediment…

Manual Scavenging a ‘Career Option’ and a part of ‘Skill India’

August 7, 2015 - 6:10 pm in Governance

What was conceived by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as bringing employers and job seekers on a single platform seems to now promote and allow the hiring of the prohibited act of manual scavenging at the click of a button. Cleaning of sewers, descending…

Capital Punishment (LAPM): ‘Justice’ or ‘Revenge’

August 7, 2015 - 5:42 pm in Governance

Capital Punishment is an act of ‘Revenge’ and not ‘Justice’. If `to Kill’ is ‘Murder’ then ‘Capital Punishment’ too is ‘Murder by State’. It is important to debate what ‘Justice means’. It is also equally important to discuss what ‘Punishment…

Update on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014

August 6, 2015 - 10:55 am in Governance

Gujarat High Court August 4, 2015 The hearing of Smt Zakia Ahsan Jafri’s Criminal Revision Application (Nos 205/2014) began amidst a packed courtroom at the Gujarat High Court today. Present were her legal team, advocates Mihir Desai and MM Tirmizi as also…

Persecution of Teesta Condemned

August 4, 2015 - 3:44 pm in Governance

A gathering of intellectuals, literary personalities, educationists, politicians, social activists and journalists held at Bhopal with one voice condemned the deliberate harassment and persecution of social activists Teesta Sitalvad and Javed Anand. The participants…