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‘Manuski chi Shaala’- Online Marathi prog that focuses on the Constitution is a big draw among students

by- Jyoti Punwani Every Saturday for the last few weeks, students from across Maharashtra, from the villages of Gondia and Buldana to cities such as Ahmednagar and Thane, have been calling up their teachers to check if their favourite Sunday… Continue Reading →

Right to constitutional remedies is the Constitution’s soul. Surely SC is mindful of that

Upendra Baxi writes: Scandalous judicial delays, measures of decongestion and diversion, and a bold resolution of “who watches the watchman” syndrome now demand urgent apex response. # The learned Chief Justice of India, Justice SA Bobde, is reported to have… Continue Reading →

Constitution Day Protest- New Govt of India policy seeks to ‘centralise, commercialise, communalise’ education

The civil rights network, All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE), observe Constitution Day on November 26 as Reclaiming Social Justice Day, has decided to hold a large number of programmes to oppose the “dilution of Constitutional framework of… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar-based Scholarships Scam in Jharkhand Shows How Aadhaar Leaks Public Funds, Deprives Citizens

Yet another Aadhaar-enabled scam: When will the government wake up? In a recent investigation of scholarship schemes in Jharkhand, “Many ways to dupe a poor student,” the Indian Express brought to light how social security benefits being transferred via the Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit… Continue Reading →

Allahabad High Court -We do not see Priyanka, Salamat as Hindu-Muslim #LoveJihad #FacePalm

We do not see Priyanka Kharwar and Salamat Ansari as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown-up individuals who – out of their own free will and choice – are living together peacefully, said the court Published: 24 Nov 2020,… Continue Reading →

Two deaths, no FIR: How UP’s criminal justice system failed Pappi Devi and her baby

Pappi Devi died soon after childbirth. Her in-laws claimed her baby was stillborn. Her father suspected foul play, but his complaints to the police fell on deaf ears. ByAkanksha Kumar & Nidhi Suresh23 Nov, 2020The baby’s footprints as shown in… Continue Reading →

Why are Kashmiri Muslim nomads being evicted?

A year after Kashmir was stripped of its limited autonomy, Muslim Bakarwal and Gujjars face eviction from their forest dwellings. By Aakash Hassan20 Nov 2020 Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir – Last month, Mohammad Ashraf received a notice from the local forest department office… Continue Reading →

Hathras Rape and Murder -Women huddle over strategy to prevent sexual violence

Historian Uma Chakravarti said there was cause for hope, as more young women were getting together and organizing, and the state apparatus appears to be reacting in some panic when a case of sexual violence is reported. She was commenting… Continue Reading →

In Gujarat, Rural Women Perform Turmeric Ritual to Remember Hathras Victim

A Dalit rights activist explained the ritual was taken up as the victim’ mother had regretted that she could not offer a proper cremation to her daughter as the cops burnt the body. By -Rosamma Thomas 31 Oct 2020 One would… Continue Reading →

UAPA and the growing crisis of judicial credibility in India

An independent and effective judiciary is the last hope to provide a check on executive excesses. Protest against the arrest of Umar Khalid under UAPA over his alleged role in the Delhi riots — 18 September 2020, Kolkata. Photo: Samir… Continue Reading →

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