Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 4| 2019

A coordinated series of eight bombings ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the eve of Easter killing at least 290 people and injuring hundreds more with the nation’s minority Christian community which accounts for less than 10% of the country’s total population of 21.4 million appearing to be the main target of the attacks. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 4| 2019

Opinion| Why not Voting for BJP would Discredit the Nation

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

Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights

  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

Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?

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?