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Launch of the Jury Report from the People’s Tribunal on Aadhaar-related Issues

In August 1906, the Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance was signed into law in the Transvaal, in South Africa. It was a humiliating and discriminating law, forcing Indians in the Transvaal to register with the ‘registrar of Asiatics,’ submit to physical… Continue Reading →

Legal notice to Kerala government for making Aadhaar mandatory for ILGMS log in

S.R. PraveenTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM:, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 Representational photo.   Activists say it is against Supreme Court judgment The petitioners in the Puttaswamy case that challenged the constitutionality of Aadhaar in the Supreme Court have sent a legal notice to the State government… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar-related project bid process unfair: 3 IT firms

Furquan Moharkan, DHNS, New Delhi,  SEP 29 2020, 01:04 IST The three tech majors — Wipro, IBM and Dell — in various letters to the CVC and UIDAI, have raised objections to the participation of HP-Enterprise in the bidding process. Credit: iStock…. Continue Reading →

WhatsApp Leaks, Privacy and Alleged Intrusion by Government!

24 September 2020  The ongoing probe by investigation agencies into the use of drugs by Indian movie stars and celebrities has suddenly turned the focus on individual rights and privacy, especially when you use social media and chat apps. The… Continue Reading →

Karnataka HC-‘State cannot use Aarogya Setu to deny services to citizens’

    September 22, 2020    The government and its agencies “cannot say that until and unless you download this app [Aarogya Setu], you will not get these services,” Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Abhay Oka observed while hearing Anivar A…. Continue Reading →

India -Do We Need a National Digital Health Card ?

Do we need it at all? How many ‘missions’ do we need for every sector to make improvements in coverage and quality of service delivery? 21/09/2020  P JOY OOMMEN AND K R ANTONY Those who have gone on surveys to… Continue Reading →

Allahabad HC rebukes UP police for lodging FIR under inoperative Sec 66A IT Act, quashes FIR

The Allahabad High Court on September 8 quashed a First Information Report (FIR) lodged under Section 66A of Information Technology (IT) Act against one Nand Lal Yadav for his social media comment on the transparency of the PM Cares Fund… Continue Reading →

Karnataka HC – Can any service be denied if persons don’t download Aarogya Setu app?

Karnataka HC to hear plea on mandatory use of app for interim relief “The Court is not concerned whether Aarogya Setu app is good or bad…The issue at this stage is whether State…can make downloading of Aarogya Setu app mandatory”,… Continue Reading →

Not just India, countries across the world use COVID as excuse to curb media freedom

Reproduced is translation of Hindi  article by Pramod Ranjan, who at the Rabindranath Tagore School of Languages and Cultural Studies of Assam University, “COVID-19, science and responsibility of the intellectuals”, distributed by Jan Vikalp. Ranjan’s interests lie in subaltern studies, development… Continue Reading →

Immediately stop ‘relentless’ harassment of Delhi Varsity academics

Condemning summons to Delhi University professors Dr PK Vijayan and Rakesh Ranjan by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case, the civil rights network, Campaign against State Repression (CASR), has demanded an immediate cessation of this… Continue Reading →

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