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Knowledge is power and can set us free. This multi-media section, ready reckoners, podcasts and videos were created by CJP to enable you to become a Defender of Rights and Liberty.

Tabular Critique of the Transgender Bill 2016 Community Resources

This table compares the provisions in the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 that will reportedly be tabled in the winter session of the Indian Parliament against the criticisms made by trans*, gender variant, and intersex groups, and the demands for revisions required to protect our rights. This was originally published on Sampoorna India Blog PROVISION…

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How to Spot and Stop Child Sexual Abuse Community Resource: A Ready Reckoner for Parents, Teachers and other Responsible Adults

Child Sexual Abuse has reached epidemic proportions in India. According to a 2007 MWCD-Child-Abuse-Report one in every two children has been sexually abused in our country. It is therefore crucial to put an end to this menace. Here is a ready reckoner on how to spot and stop child sexual abuse. Types of Child Sexual Abuse A…

Land Acquisition Act Legislative Brief and Factsheet

Land Laws Under BJP Regimes In 2014 itself, months after assuming power, the Modi regime tried to test the political waters by bringing in a Land Acquisition Ordinance to  overturn a 2013 Law that had, itself re-visted colonial legislation that empowered the forest official and timber mafia to exploit forest dwellers and tribals. United Opposition…

SC’s Verdict for Free Expression Upholds Bahujan Interpretation of Political Economy: Kancha Ilaiah’s Case

The Supreme Court on Friday, October 13, refused to entertain a PIL by an advocate of Delhi seeking to impose a ban on the book Komatlu Samajika Smugglerlu (Komatlu Social Smugglers) published by Prof. Kancha Ilaiah   Click to access June-7-17-letter-to-DIG-CISF.pdf A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.…

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…

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