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भूमि अधिग्रहण कानून, २०१३ में बदलाव – एक समीक्षा

मुंबई-नागपूर समृद्धी महामार्ग निर्माण के लिये जरुरी जमीन अधिग्रहण में किसानों के उग्र विरोध के चलते पूरी प्रक्रिया में रुकावट पैदा हो गई है. इससे फिर एक बार जमीन अधिग्रहण का मुद्दा सार्वजनिक चर्चा का केंद्र बन रहा है. स्वतंत्रता के पश्चात, सरकार ने विकास हेतु नियोजन के रास्ते को चुना. इसके तहत कृषी क्षेत्र…

‘Lower’ Castes Original Producers of Knowledge, ‘Upper’ Castes Simply Accumulated Wealth: Kancha Ilaiah

Author, political theorist and Dalit rights activist Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd was recently placed under house arrest in Hyderabad and prevented from attending a rally in Vijaywada. The scholar who is also Director for the Center for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University was receiving death threats…

Amir Rizvi

Genesis of the Zakia Jafri Case Part 1 of a Four Part Exclusive Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

Zakia Jafri lost her husband, Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, in the Gulberg Society carnage that took place during the post-Godhra genocide in Gujarat in 2002. Zakia and Ehsan were sheltering their neighbours from a violent mob during the attack. Ehsan stepped out to plead with the mob for mercy for the people he was sheltering.…

What’s Behind India’s Lynch Attacks: A Narrative Report by Citizens Against Hate examines 24 cases of vigilante violence across 4 states

Hate inspired violence against minorities has become increasingly common across India over the last few years and the audacity with which they are conducted suggests a complete absence of fear of consequences. These hate crimes range from lynching and mob violence to violence inflicted by vigilantes, sexual assault and even outright murder. Muslims and Dalits…

Prosecuting Adityanath for Hate Speech No Man Can Be Judge of His Own Cause

Can an accused chief minister decide on whether or not he should be prosecuted for hate speech? No says the advocate for the petitioner, no man however powerful can be judge of his own cause. The Allahabad bench of the High Court today faces a piquant situation and will tomorrow (May 4) hear arguments and…

Human Rights Under the Modi Regime Teesta Setalvad delivers the K.G. Kannabiran Memorial Lecture (16.11.2016)

The timing of this lecture could not have been more prophetic. A nationwide debate on an ‘undeclared emergency’ in terms of basic freedoms – the right to know, the right to express, challenge and question executive authority has been shaping up, culminating in the outcry over not just the one day ban on NDTV India…

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