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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 →

India – #Aadhaar Card Expose #UID

By- Sushrut Mane A)What kind of technology is it? Aadhaar collects the demographic as well as biometric data of whoever who has it. Section 33 of the Aadhaar Act ensures that under the guise of “national security”, the government can… Continue Reading →

Legal expert speaks out against biometrics #UID

ALOYSIUS XAVIER LOPEZ The HinduUsha Ramanathan, an expert on law and poverty with students at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai on Thursday. Photo: K. V. Srinivasan “In India, we have no idea if biometrics will work or not”… Continue Reading →

About 700 listed firms vanish from regional exchanges #WTFnews

List of disappearing entities could see additions, for first time in 20 years Sachin P Mampatta  |  <news:geo_locations>Mumbai  August 5, 2014 Last Updated at 00:58 IST A few skeletons are likely to tumble out of the cupboard with the end of the… Continue Reading →

Akshardham Judgment – The Law at Work

Vol – XLIX No. 25, June 21, 2014 | Ravi Nair    The Supreme Court judgment in the Akshardham temple attack case has acquitted six innocent men who were tortured and then made to suffer imprisonment. The Supreme Court has come down… Continue Reading →

BJP wins Narmada battle #WTFnews

DC CORRESPONDENT | June 13, 2014, 05.06 am IST Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben performs worship at Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River near Navagam on Thursday. After a wait of eight long years, the Gujarat government has got the final… Continue Reading →

Mathura Rape Case- that changed India #Vaw #mustread

She was attacked at a rural police station, and her landmark case awakened India decades ago. But did she manage to love, have children, find happiness? New headlines about rape in my homeland set me on a journey to find her…. Continue Reading →

#India – Manual Scavenging – Raising a stink

Prakash SINGH/AFP A manual scavenger carries human waste after cleaning dry toilets in Nekpur village, Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The court noted with dismay that dry latrines continued to exist notwithstanding the presence of the 1993 Act. The Supreme Court’s intervention has… Continue Reading →

An Unreal Development: How new Maharashtra real estate law legalises malpractices

25 Apr, 2014, 0452 hrs IST   Curious Case: Rewind Button The central Bill allowed registration of real estate projects only after all clearances have been obtained. Maharashtra removed this requirement. By Bibek Debroy In August 2013, the Real Estate… Continue Reading →

How ‘Unlawful’ I Was! – An Experiential Lesson on the UAPA #mustread

An Experiential Lesson on the UAPA Vol – XLIX No. 15, April 12, 2014 | B Anuradha Despite the claim that the Act came into force to prevent unlawful activities that challenge sovereignty and integrity of the country, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)… Continue Reading →

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