Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India

By Vishesh Gupta  Pavement dwellers include people living on the pavement, under the bridge, flyover, bus stop, near the railway station, in parks or under the open sky in any public place in the metros and urban areas where public facilities like public toilet are provided. Some of these people migrate from small villages looking … Continue reading Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India

Improper speed humps: Causing casualties, revealing arbitrariness

By Om Shankar Kiradoo, Kavish Vyas ABSTRACT The improper and unscientific use of speed breakers causes distraction and leads to the road accidents and loss of lives. In addition to this driver cannot recognize the unmarked speed breakers and lose their control on vehicle which also leads to accidents, injuries and death. In this essay … Continue reading Improper speed humps: Causing casualties, revealing arbitrariness

Will death sentence for rape be inflicted on those from rich and affluent background?

By Sanjeev Sirohi* I have till now opposed death penalty except for terror cases. This was mainly due to what my best friend Sageer Khan said to me way back in 1993-94 that “defend a rapist or a dacoit or a robber or a murderer but never ever in life defend a terrorist... I say … Continue reading Will death sentence for rape be inflicted on those from rich and affluent background?

A peace yatra to gather and extend support to make India lynching and hate free

By Faisal Khan* Peace-building is a continuous process that has been done through multiple activities; one such is 'Lynching and Nafrat Mukt Bharat Cycle Yatra'. It was started from Rajghat on the 19th of October,2019 and was concluded on the 14th of November, 2019 at Hydari Manzil, Kolkata. This peace-building initiative was started by Khudai … Continue reading A peace yatra to gather and extend support to make India lynching and hate free

J&K GAD working at cross purposes with DoPT, delaying Central RTI Act pleas

By Venkatesh Nayak* The Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009 stood repealed by virtue of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (Reorganisation Act) which came into force on 31st October, 2019. Records recently obtained under the RTI Act show, the Central Government's Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) began, in … Continue reading J&K GAD working at cross purposes with DoPT, delaying Central RTI Act pleas

Hyderabad gangrape: Crying shame that Centre, our lawmakers are sitting pretty

By Sanjeev Sirohi* The dastardly act of gang rape and cold blooded murder of 27 year old government veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has left the whole country shocking and seething, but as usual yet once again the common person is feeling totally helpless as our Government at the Centre does nothing to ensure that the … Continue reading Hyderabad gangrape: Crying shame that Centre, our lawmakers are sitting pretty

Assam citizenship issue: Supreme Court acted inconsistent with international law

Excerpt from Amnesty International India’s “Designed to Exclude: How India's Courts are Allowing Foreigners Tribunals to Render People Stateless in Assam”: In September 2019, Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, while laying out the future map of NRC in Assam said, “All appeals and excluded cases will be examined by this … Continue reading Assam citizenship issue: Supreme Court acted inconsistent with international law