The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issues notice to the Centre and states on a plea to specify and set up Human Rights Courts for each district across the country, as required under Sections 30 and 31 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Click to Read – Live Law … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July| Week 1 | 2019
While the opposition parties are stunned, the rest of the world sees the greatest win by BJP. Everybody wants to know how the world’s biggest democratic election had been converted into a litmus test of Nationalism. How did a 'Chaayewala' with big promises and least delivery, re-conquer the throne of the world’s biggest democracy? How did … Continue reading OPINION | GENERAL ELECTION #2019 IN NUTSHELL
The battle to run this country has once again begun, the race to the race course is in full swing, the political parties are forming and disbanding their allies, the “Chai pey Charchas” have again shifted their debates to the politics going around, people across the nation are seen abusing and admiring the political leaders … Continue reading Opinion| Why not Voting for BJP would Discredit the Nation
Pakistan’s Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accuses India of plotting a fresh military attack saying it has “reliable intelligence” reports, something which India dismissed as “war hysteria”. Click to Read – CNN News In a country where nearly half the population is engaged in agriculture, BJP's election manifesto woos farmers by promising a slew of … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 2| 2019
Cities and towns are often named after deities and divinities. Historically, it was believed that the said city or town would receive God’s grace if it is named after the deity they pray to. This can be seen although majorly in India, but also outside of India: Athens is derived from ‘Athena’ the Goddess of … Continue reading PAINT THE COUNTRY SAFFRON
A 22 year old sepoy, Rajendra Singh, succumbed to his injuries after a mob of violent protestors pelted stones on a military convoy in South Kashmir’s Anantnag. This was one of the several instances wherein military personnel are losing their lives and unfortunately we see no flag bearers of the soldiers’ right to life and … Continue reading A case for use of pellet guns in J&K
The thing about the conservative, right wing mind is that it is not open to new ideas (hence, the word “conservative”), let alone criticism. However, this doesn’t really matter as long as free speech is intact, the conservatives may reject new ideas and that is fair game, it is their right. But what happens when … Continue reading Legend, not a Myth: A Right Man in the Wrong Party
[The Death of Socrates] The recent mob lynchings that have been taking place in India, whether the cause be communal hatred or rumors of child lifting, may be an offshoot of democracy or mob rule, something that the Greeks had foreseen and feared. When we think of ancient Greece; among several of its great … Continue reading Democracy=Mob Rule?
Human rights are an end in itself and not means to an end, Kant. In the past week two of the most cherished human rights in a democracy have been tweaked. Right to be represented in the parliament is one such right. Of late, this right has been exploited by the political class for ulterior … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights
Elections are a matter of Human Rights Article 21(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) mandates that,‘[T]he will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’. Thus a government which rules without the will of the people by twisting Constitutional Conventions and misusing Constitutional Offices can be argued to … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?