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चुनाव आयोग के नाम खुला पत्र- प्रवासियों की जिंदगी भी रखती हैं मायने देश की नजर शायद पहली बार प्रवासी मजदूरों की ओर गई है

आम नागरिक और लोकतांत्रिक शासन की सफलता में अपार विश्वास की बदौलत ही इस असेंबली ने वयस्क मताधिकार के सिद्धांत को अपनाया है. इस सभा का इस बात में पूरा विश्वास है कि वयस्क मताधिकार के जरिये एक लोकतांत्रिक सरकार की स्थापना से देश में जागरुकता और बेहतरी आएगी. लोगों का जीवन स्तर सुधरेगा. इस…

Migrant Lives Matter: Open Letter to the Election Commission India’s gaze has, for the first time, been turned towards the “Migrant Labourer”

The Assembly has adopted the principle of adult franchise with an abundant faith in the common man and the ultimate success of democratic rule, and in the full belief that the introduction of democratic government on the basis of adult suffrage will bring enlightenment and promote the well-being, the standard of life, the comfort, and…

The migrant’s right to vote Indian Express

Election Commission must ensure optimal conditions for exercise of this freedom. While the US granted universal adult franchise incrementally, India moved from a restrictive 15 per cent of Indians having (limited) voting rights to universal adult franchise, driven by the transformative impetus of the national movement and the ideals of equality and non-discrimination that it…

Justice Hosbet Suresh: His voice, his conscience Indian Express

All his life, Justice Suresh believed and practiced tenets of equity and fairness. Will Justice Hosbet Suresh, who passed away on June 11, be remembered as one in whose mind the constitutional pledge to every Indian was uppermost? Will he be remembered for the trendsetting jurisprudence set in the Sharad Rao v/s Subhash Desai judgement…

We are violent! A blog on 150 years of Gandhi

“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him” said Mahatma Gandhi. Thanks to him, perhaps the greatest gifts which modern India has given to the world are his doctrines of ‘Ahimsa’(Non-violence) and ‘Satyagraha’ (the force of Truth). Appropriately enough, from 2007 (due to the…

Disasters, Displacement and Political Dis-enfranchisement in a warming world Exclusive Blog: How flood displacement leads to uneducated and destitute women becoming D Voters in Assam

Hannah Ardent in her work on The Origins of Totalitarianism, interrogated the contradiction in the modern conception of rights. Based on her experience of statelessness, she pointed that despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it was membership of a nation-state that gave humans the right to have rights. This ‘right to have a right’ is…

Dissent Note: Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 How and why opposition MPs denounced the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

Former Member of Parliament from the Raiganj parliamentary constituency, CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim and CPI(M) polit bureau member lost the elections this time. But in January this year, he submitted a crucial dissenting note to the now lapsed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 to the Joint Parliamentary Committee appointed. Given the key issues raised, and…

Diversity and Inclusion in a post 377 India Are we there yet?

We were once deemed outlandish and the outcast… dubbed irregular and shunned into the shadows. But not anymore. Exactly a year ago, the Indian Supreme Court stood by India’s thriving rainbow community restoring our dignity as equal citizens. But while the judgment was historic indeed, we are still a long way from the inclusive utopia…

असम NRC : खत्म हो दर्द, त्रासदी और शिकार बनाए जाने का दुश्चक्र सचिव की मेज़ से

असम में NRC  की प्रक्रिया 2009 से ही शुरू हो गई थी. कोर्ट की निगरानी में यह प्रोसेस जारी था. यानी 10 साल की लंबी प्रक्रिया के बाद आखिरकार 31 अगस्त, 2019 को NRC की फाइनल लिस्ट प्रकाशित कर दी गई. लिस्ट से 19,06,657 लोग बाहर हैं. अब वे क्या करेंगे? उनके लिए क्या रास्ता…

What next for those left out of the NRC? From the Secretary's Desk

The NRC, is a process that is complex and not so easy to understand. So far, it has been unique to Assam. It was a consensual process arrived at after the tumultuous years that preceded the Assam Accord, when aggression, strife and violence marred a politics that was driven by real or imagined fears of…

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