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Mining in rat holes, and a Meghalayan policy

Photo: Shailendra Pandey Tehelka Blog, Nov 12, 2012 It is said that Meghalaya has a history of no less the 80 years of unregulated and unscientific mining of natural resources, mostly coal and limestone. Due to customary tribal laws and… Continue Reading →

SC to review #deathpenalty for kidnap,ransom and murder

Dhananjay Mahapatra TNN  New Delhi: For the murder of a 16 year-old Abhi Verma in 2005 after kidnapping him for ransom,three persons,including a woman,were awarded death penalty in 2006 that was upheld by the Supreme Court. But,two of them got… Continue Reading →

Naxalism a result of an oversight of statutes, says SC

     Utkarsh Anand : New Delhi, Wed Oct 03 2012,  Indian Express Emphasising on validation of rights of tribals and forest-dwellers over the forest lands, the Supreme Court has said that Naxalism was a result of an oversight of constitutional… Continue Reading →

Companies can’t acquire SC, ST land: Supreme Court

PTI Sep 20, 2012,  IST Tags: Supreme Court| Scheduled Caste| Schedule Tribe (The Supreme Court said that…) NEW DELHI: In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court today said that the land belonging to scheduled castes or tribes cannot be bought… Continue Reading →

Companies can’t acquire SC, ST land: Supreme Court

PTI Sep 20, 2012,  IST Tags: Supreme Court| Scheduled Caste| Schedule Tribe (The Supreme Court said that…) NEW DELHI: In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court today said that the land belonging to scheduled castes or tribes cannot be bought… Continue Reading →

Sympathy not the solution #disability

June 21, 2012, The Hindu RAHUL CHERIAN AMBA SALELKAR ABOUT EQUALITY : Mere non-discrimination will not bring the disabled into the mainstream as they require further affirmative action in almost every sphere of life   The Constitution must be amended… Continue Reading →

Ambedkar Cartoon Debate: A Perspective

  Ambedkar Cartoon Debate: A Perspective   A raging controversy has erupted over a 1949 cartoon of Ambedkar and Nehru in a NCERT political science textbook, leading to an uproar in Parliament, and an announcement by the HRD Minister that the… Continue Reading →

A case for privacy – A.G. Noorani

The strongest protection possible must be given for the right to privacy in any statute or scheme, including the UID project. IT is 30 years since a Congress Member of Parliament, V.N. Gadgil, suggested an Act for the protection of… Continue Reading →

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