Policy Review

WITNESS PROTECTION SCHEME, 2018

June 23, 2019

–Written By Sakshi Sharma “Witnesses are the eyes and ears of justice.”                                                      – Bentham Witnesses are the most important factor in any legal proceeding, especially in criminal matters. Witnesses […]

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All Lord Chief Justices converge for the cause of the Lord

January 10, 2019

A common man seeks justice either from the chambers of courts or from the sanctums of temples. Both these places position themselves as the seats of the Lords; one in black robes following the contemporary laws aka Yug Dharma and the other emancipating the eternal law aka Sanatana Dharma. Rare are the moments when we […]

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Ayodhya: Not too far!

September 28, 2018

When the constitution makers were debating how the free India’s religious discourse would look like, two contentions came to the forefront. One, whether the passive secularism of the US Constitution would be our guiding principle or the active secularism would find more suitability considering India’s humongous religious diversity. It was the wisdom and farsightedness of […]

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Aadhar Verdict: Social welfare vs individual liberty

September 27, 2018

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Act and scheme by a 4: 1 majority while placing some restrictions on its use. The judgment was pronounced by a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan. Justice Chandrachud’s views dissented […]

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WHY NRC IS IMPORTANT FOR INDIA

September 26, 2018

National Register of Citizens is for the record of all the genuine Indian citizens residing in the state of Assam. The foundation of NRC dates back to 1951 when Government of India went on to formulate the ‘Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act, 1950’ mandating expulsion of illegal immigrants from the state of Assam. It was […]

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CHINA’S DEBT TRAP : IMPERIALISM VERSION 2.0

September 22, 2018

Snap! 21st Century is running wild, Smart-phones and Cheap Electronics are the coolest trends and the Asian nation of China happens to be the latest trendsetter. In a World tired of Uncle Sam’s lame tricks, China appears to be the newest flag-bearer of the glorious scheme of Industrialization. The Communist Party of China, the party […]

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Decriminalization of Section 377(IPC): Legalization of Consensual Love

September 9, 2018

Love is something every human being deserves to receive and spread. But barriers on love are the denial of a basic human need. That is what makes the landmark judgement of 6 September 2018 so important. The honorary Supreme Court of India has overruled its earlier judgement and has decriminalised consensual same-sex acts. Section 377 […]

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JUDICIAL REFORM – need of the hour

September 5, 2018

As it stands, justice delivery system in India is in shambles. A study by ‘National Judicial Data Grid’ suggesting that 4.2 million cases are pending in 24 High Courts in India lends credence to the fact that Judicial Reform is the need of the hour. The reason behind such exorbitant rate of pendency can be […]

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India and the Idea of Commonwealth

August 27, 2018

Ever since the London Declaration of 1949, which recognised the contemporary Commonwealth, India has endured a central spot in this voluntary organisation of 54 sovereign states. It was India’s choice in 1948, as a freshly sovereign Republic, to continue in the Commonwealth which guided other Asian and African states to become a member of the […]

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What’s in a Signature? The JNU Attendance Row

February 28, 2018

“Attendance proves nothing in terms of learning.” Terming it as “non-academic” achievement, Bruce Macfarlane, the author of Freedom to Learn: The Threat to Student Academic Freedom and Why It Needs to be Reclaimed laid a strong foundation against any attempt by the imperious moves by a lot of academic administrations across the globe to impose compulsory attendance upon […]

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Universal Basic Income: Reimagining Social Security (Part II)

February 1, 2018

Universal Basic Income:Reimagining Social Security (Part I) GLOBAL EXPERIMENTS London In 2009, a Charity undertook a project of disbursal of GBP 3000 per annum to street dwellers. It never got Government backing. The result of that experiment was eye opening and worth deserving due attention. On an average only GBP 800 was spent by the […]

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Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 and NRC: Understanding the seemingly local issue from a national perspective

January 16, 2018

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government at the centre came up with the Citizenship Amendment Bill in 2016 which proposed to grant citizenship to migrants residing in Assam, who came from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh belongingto the following religious communities- Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, Parsis and Budhists. Right from the moment when updates […]

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