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Gujarat Genocide

Gujarat Genocide: Mystery of the ‘Clean Chit’ How powerful perpetrators and their minions launched a propaganda campaign to distort facts

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Supreme Court to investigate Gujarat 2002 violence related cases has not given a ‘Clean Chit’ to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In both reports, first filed in May 2010 before the Supreme Court (that includes Chairman RK Raghavan’s Comments separately) and the Closure report filed…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

Where hope fades and time stands still: Assam’s Detention Camps A Purgatory more horrifying than Hell

Purgatory is a place where souls go to atone for their sins before being admitted into heaven. Assam’s Detention Camps are the dark, dank and dreary modern day purgatory like limbo lands, where those who are Declared Foreigner (DF) by Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT) are condemned to spend their time till they are able to either secure bail…

Sexual Harassment in the Media Report details facts, costs, and guides for employers and employees

With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum in India, numerous women in the media industry have publicly revealed incidents of sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, per a 2018 report on sexual harassment in the media from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and Women in News (WIN), “sexual harassment in the news media…

Ready reckoner to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 Understand what is "unlawful" and what constitutes a "terrorist act"

Here are provisions under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 that deal with defining terrorists and terrorist activity as well as punishments prescribed for such acts. What constitutes a terrorist act (Sec. 15): Whoever, with intent to threaten the unity, integrity, security or sovereignty of India or to strike terror in the people or any…

EXCLUSIVE: How Pune Police violated the Law on Seizure and Raid PART-2: Analysis of procedural lapses during nationwide raids on activists on August 28, 2018

In law, the Search warrant, and raid, is an extreme step warranted only and if only when non-cooperation is seen or observed and the correct and proper course of action would have been for the agencies to search. To search and raid a premise is to humiliate and ostracise the victim and that is what…

EXCLUSIVE: Did the Pune Police violate Settled Law on Arrests, Seizure and Raid? PART-1: Analysis of procedural lapses during nationwide raids on activists on August 28, 2018

It is one of those judgements that hold well in statute books, the Basu case that we use, activists, lawyers and all to point out procedures that need to be followed when the state executive (police) wishes to infringe the rights of a citizen: arrest, seize, raid. It is the conclusions in this judgement that…

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator's order

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator’s order on siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners Analysis of order dated June 22, 2018

Point of Discussion: The petition has been raised by an aggrieved brother of a Declared Foreigner and seeks to establish the unconstitutionality of such a notification in the light of S.2(3) and S.3(2) of the Schedule to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. Conclusion: The High Court upheld…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners Analysis of Order dated May 2, 2017

Point Under Discussion: The discussion centers on the citizenship status of the brothers, sisters and other family relatives of Declared Foreigners and their consequent inclusion in the NRC list. Conclusion: According to the existent statutory provisions, namely the Foreigners’ Act, 1946, read with the Foreigners’ (Tribunal) Order, 1964, the Superintendent of Police has to make…

Judgment Primer: Alimuddin Ansari lynching case Ramgarh Fast Track Court's judgment analysed

Additional Sessions Judge’s Court: Judge Om Prakash Date of Judgement: March 21, 2018   Introduction and Background Lynchistaan, a name that is being increasingly used to call India due to the increase in mob violence in the country. The rise in lynching cases over the past five years have left many shocked. This year there…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

भारत में गौ-हत्या रोकथाम कानून जानिए कैसे ये कानून गौ-रक्षा के नाम पर हिंसा करने वालों की रक्षा करते हैं

गौ-संरक्षण के नाम पर हो रही हिंसा के कारण बहुत ही तेज़ी से सामाजिक सौहार्द बिगड़ता जा रहा है. ऐसे में देश के अलग अलग राज्यों में अलग अलग गौ-संरक्षण कानूनों की जानकारी होना आवश्यक है. कानून ने कथित तौर पर न्यायिक और संस्थागत, दोनों ही पृष्ठभूमियों के अंतर्गत गौ-रक्षक और हत्या कर देने वाली भीड़…

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