Human Rights Weekly Round-up| Jan | Week 3| 2019

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India pulls up states to set up “Human Rights Courts” in pursuance of the mandate under Section 30 of the Protection of Human rights Act, 1993. Click to Read - Live Law U.S. President Donald Trump offers protection to 7 lakh undocumented immigrants from Mexico in exchange for a whopping USD … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| Jan | Week 3| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019

Russian authorities threaten Human Rights Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to cancel his Bar Council license if he continues working for Human Rights issues in Crimea. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch Human Rights Groups around the world raise voice against Venezuela for torturing military personnel who are accused of plotting against the Central government. Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018

Lok Sabha passes the Triple Talaq Bill that would make Instant TripleTalaq a cognizable offence attracting up to three years of imprisonment along with a fine. Click to Read - Economics Times India ranks 110th out of 160 countries in the fourth annual Human Freedom Index (HFI-2018) released by Cato Institute in collaboration with the Fraser Institute and the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018

Snooping Order by MHA- Is India going towards Authoritarian Surveillance Regime?

We all have heard about infamous ‘Investigatory Powers Bill’ also referred to as “Snoopers Charter” which was passed by both Houses of British Parliament in 2016. India which will overtake its colonial power in terms of GDP in 2019 is all set to follow their lead with respect to surveillance norms. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs on 20th December 2018, by way of notification, has authorized ten central agencies and bodies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.

China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps

About Xinjiang  Xinjiang (now Uyghur Autonomous Region) is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2, bordering countries such as Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The name “Xinjiang”, which literally means “New Frontier” or “New Border”, was … Continue reading China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps

Time to revisit anti-defection Laws: Party’s Dominance v. Legislators Conscience

Article 21(3) of 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 misusing Constitutional offices can be argued to violate the basic human rights of the citizen. The most effective tool of political parties of … Continue reading Time to revisit anti-defection Laws: Party’s Dominance v. Legislators Conscience

Questioning Morality: Is it immoral to critique a public figure on the day of his demise?

This piece in not intended to smear anyone’s image. I am happy that the prior blog piece (on Atal ji) was received respectfully by the readership. This piece is an attempt to continue the dialogue, this time not restricted to the realm of Humanity but venturing into Morality as well. This piece is drafted with … Continue reading Questioning Morality: Is it immoral to critique a public figure on the day of his demise?