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Progressive Judiciary Eyesore For Regressive Sangh

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Spread the love           The government remains uneasy about the judicial “overreach” was evident when finance minister Arun Jaitley went to town recently with his criticism of a number of recent judgments relating to homosexuality, adultery and the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple. In nearly all these cases, the gulf is obvious […]


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Urban Ayyappas File Commonsense Petition: Jallikattu-Type Movement Gains Momentum

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Spread the love           A Jallikattu-like movement has started and fiery debates on television have spurred people to spontaneously come out on to the streets. Led by women devotees of Ayyappa, the protests seek to impress that the #ReadyToWait outnumber #RightToPray by miles! NADA in its petition claims the top court’s verdict “shocked millions of devotees” and […]


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Deoria Shelter Home Sex Racket: Enquiry Team Indicts Officials, Demands Judicial Enquiry

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Spread the love           An enquiry team consisting of Dr. Nidhi Misra of SMS, Utpala Shukla, GS Ald PUCL, Prabha of GKMS, Social Activist Susheel Manav and NBS leader Pawan Yadav visited Deoria on August 13 and reached the following conclusions, according to a media release: The owner of the Shelter Home, Girija Tripathi gave no importance […]


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Supreme Court Verdict on Confession of Accused is Controversial

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Spread the love           The Apex Court in one stroke made the police confession admissible, and upheld the conviction of the accused under Section 396, IPC. It is noted that inadmissibility of confession made by an accused to a police officer (Section 25, Indian Evidence Act, 1872), or in police custody (Section 26, Evidence Act) has been […]


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Delhi High Court Verdict on Begging has Wide Ramifications: Decriminalisation Poses Questions for Other States

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Spread the love           The Delhi High Court, in a landmark verdict, stated that criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem. It ignores the reality that people who beg are the poorest of the poor and marginalised in society. Criminalising begging violates the most fundamental rights of some of […]


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Saffron Groups may use Aadhaar for Campain for Hindurashtra

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Spread the love           The saffron government was not right was proved candidly by the Supreme Court order on the right to privacy. The nine-judge constitution bench unanimously ruled that the right to privacy was a fundamental right while asserting the State could not dictate what people should eat or wear or who they should associate with […]


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Draft NRC for Assam Raises Many Questions: Supreme Court Has to Take a Holistic Approach

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Spread the love           After decades of push and pull, the National Register of Citizens was set to be revised, and the exercise began in 2015 under the aegis of the current NDA government and under the watch of the Supreme Court, with the bogey of ‘illegal Bangladeshi’ being raised again stoking fears of complete communal propaganda […]


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Killing Malikappurathamma: There is more to Sabarimala than Constitutional Rights

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Spread the love           The Supreme Court is seized of the matter. The five-judge Constitution bench has heard all sides of the argument. Fine high-flaunting law-points. But can Lord Ayyappa and Malikapurathamma be sacrificed and Sabarimala still be saved? What is Ayyappa without eternal celibacy? What is Malikapurathamma without eternal patience? Who will Tripti Desai go to […]


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Time to Turn into Party Animals: Govt. Policies Being Used to Polarise People

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Spread the love           Witness the BJP-led Modi government. It has become more party-focused than country-concerned these last several months. The impression gaining ground is that the party’s base is dictating the government’s behaviour. Like in the appointments of Supreme Court judges. Ideally, the government should not be seen playing politics in such serious endeavours. A report […]


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Citizenship Row: A Tale of Administrative Inefficiency

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Spread the love           As Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha and lawyer Sukhendu Roy points out, only a few weeks ago Hajela told newspersons that there was no possibility that large numbers of people would remain unlisted out of the total state population of 3.29 crore. The first draft list had not included names of 1.3 crore people. […]


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