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Day May 9, 2020

Coercive extraction of personal information unheard of in a democracy: PIL challenging mandatory use of Arogya Setu app in Kerala HC

The petitioner contends that the imposition of the COVID-19 tracking app would entail a dilution of personal autonomy, of informed consent, risks possible misuse and raises concerns of a surveillance system being set up Meera EmmanuelMay 7, 2020, 6:39 PM… Continue Reading →

Mythical promise? Gujarat PESA rules ultra vires of parent Act, ‘violate’ tribal rights

By Aditya Gujarathi*The Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA) was enacted with the objective of recognizing the unique cultural and traditional practices of the Adivasi community whilst extending the Panchayati Raj Institutions with special rights to the Gram… Continue Reading →

Tablighi FIR: Police probe indicates Saad audio clip was doctored

The audio clip mentioned in the police FIR against Markaz Nizamuddin head Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, had suggested that he had asked Tablighi Jamaat members not to follow social distancing norms and prohibitory orders. Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | … Continue Reading →

Mumbai – ‘Management’ of bodies still a cause for concern

Family recounts the agonising wait they had to endure before body could be taken for the final rites Alka.Dhupkar The handling and disposal of the bodies of the victims of coronavirus continues to be problem, despite several reports in recent… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Superintendent of Arthur Road jail in quarantine

Nitin Wayachal self-quarantines after his driver is found to be among the 103 people at the jail who tested positive for Covid-19 Somendranath Sharma and David Delima The superintendent of Arthur Road jail, Nitin Wayachal, has self-quarantined after the driver of… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – ‘Bois Locker Room’ doesn’t happen in a vacuum- School Teacher accused of Sexual Harassment

KEY HIGHLIGHTS The teacher allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted both female and male students The students accused him of often making inappropriate remarks about the colour of girls’ bras, the length of their skirt, tugging boys’ underwear and “spanking” them… Continue Reading →

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