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Day September 19, 2020

Govt Collecting Data on Migrant Workers’ Suicide During Covid-19 Pandemic, Minister Tells Parliament

Migrant workers and their family members queue up outside a railway station to board a Bihar-bound Shramik Express train, in Faridabad on May 15, 2020. (AFP) Santosh Gangwar also told the House that around one crore migrant workers returned to… Continue Reading →

Sudarshan TV case: You are maligning a whole community; this is where it goes from free speech to hatred, says SC; refuses to vacate stay

The Supreme Court Friday refused to vacate its stay order even as it took strong exception to Sudarshan TV’s show which suggests that the Muslim community was part of a larger conspiracy to infiltrate the civil services. The tarring of… Continue Reading →

Explained – Why farmers are protesting the 3 ordinances

Three months ago when Parliament was not in session, the Government of India issued three ordinances. Normally ordinances are issued only as an emergency law, and they have to be converted into proper legislation as soon as Parliament reconvenes. These three ordinances were… Continue Reading →

Chargesheets & fairy tales: When police produce voluminous chargesheets, a judge should be suspicious

by Colin Gonsalves  | Updated: September 19, 2020  Cases of political activists who commit no overt act, fire no gun, throw no bomb and whose only weapon is their fierce oratory and belief in the transition from capitalism to socialism, must… Continue Reading →

Gujarat govt externment order to grassroots leader Lakhan Musafir meant to ‘silence’ Narmada adivasis

Several senior human rights and environmental activists, protesting against the Gujarat government decision to order externment of Lakhan Musafir from five South Gujarat districts, have said the charges against a grassroots activist fighting for tribal and forest rights in the area around… Continue Reading →

Parliament to take up manual scavengers bill ‘without consultation’: Dalit rights group

By Our Representative The Dalit Adivasi Shakti Adhikar Manch (DASAM), a civil rights network, has demanded that “the due process” for the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, scheduled for in current session of Parliament,… Continue Reading →

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

September 18, 20207:28 PM ET NINA TOTENBERG Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — here in her chambers during a 2019 interview with NPR’s Nina Totenberg — died on Friday at the age of 87.Shuran Huang/NPR Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,… Continue Reading →

The Supreme Court in Decline: Forgotten Freedoms and Eroded Rights

Justice A. P. Shah delivered a memorial lecture in memory of late Justice Hosbet Suresh titled “The Supreme Court in Decline: Forgotten Freedoms and Eroded Rights” on 18th September, 2020. The lecture was organized collectively by Centre for Study of Society… Continue Reading →

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