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2nd Year, Campus Law Centre

Political and Legal nuances of Modi’s Statesmanship: The Kashmir Diary

By 1989 came the armed insurgency and Pakistan got involved. Its Kashmiri agents ensured that the Hizbul Mujahideen stole the struggle for ‘azadi’ from the secular JKLF so Jihadist Islam began to infuse a political movement. Soon Kashmir’s Pandits were ethnically cleansed from the Valley and in the streets of Srinagar appeared bearded young men…

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Post- attack retaliation: surmounting doubts!

The attacks overnight followed nearly a fortnight of sabre- rattling between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the 14th February suicide bombing, in which India claimed that Pakistan had a “direct hand”. JeM is based in Pakistan but Islamabad rejected any responsibility for the attack. While exchanges of artillery and light weapons over the line are very common,…

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The Valley Unrest!

The Kashmir conundrum is probably one of the most exasperating and solution- resistant squabbles in the contemporary world. Kashmir is riddled with portentous and worrisome aspects of international border problems, ethnic miscreants, ISI trepidation, national quandaries- indoctrinated to spread hate and violence. It was only the invasion by Pak soldiers disguised as tribals of 1947,…

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Pulwama: An another terrorist trade against our living soil!

In an inhumane IED attack by terrorist intruders (Pakistan backed terror- organisation Jaish-E- Mohammad) at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, at least 44 CRPF Jawans are believed to have lost their lives. The enemy is not across the border wearing military fatigues. Pakistan was not created by an infuriating invading army but it…

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Sabarimala Verdict: An immoral posture on religious sentiments

The five- judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, said that banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and the practice violates rights of Hindu women. The CJI said religion is a way of life basically to link life with divinity, he said that the practice…

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Aadhar Verdict: Social welfare vs individual liberty

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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