Participation of disabled persons in community activities and socialising: A reality check

By Dr Palash Baruah, DL Wankhar* The United Nations propounded the celebration of “International Days as “occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity”. As in the past, we are going to celebrate the 3rd … Continue reading Participation of disabled persons in community activities and socialising: A reality check

Advocates like others should be barred from carrying weapons inside court premises

By Sanjeev Sirohi* It is most shocking to see that the gang war of different gangs have now reached right up to the court premises itself which are supposed to be the holiest shrfor getting justice. This cannot be taken just lying down and what is most shocking is that such horrifying incidents are happening … Continue reading Advocates like others should be barred from carrying weapons inside court premises

Why there is a need to reject the same old and ill-informed opinion on reservation

By Banavath Aravind* “Reservation policy doesn’t create opportunity. It simply takes opportunity from someone deserving and hands it over to another. In doing so, it divides society, fosters mediocrity and demotivates the talented.” This appealing argument from well known author Chetan Bhagat’s book “India Positive” reiterates the same old and ill-informed opinion on reservation. Caste-based … Continue reading Why there is a need to reject the same old and ill-informed opinion on reservation

India Justice Report: Details of Gujarat’s ranking vis-a-vis other states

The India Justice Report, which provides the first comprehensive quantitative index that ranks the capacity of the formal justice system operating in various states on their police, prisons, judiciary and legal aid, has ranked Gujarat 6th among 18 large and mid-sized states. A breakup suggests following ranking for four difference categories: Police 8th, Prisons 10th, … Continue reading India Justice Report: Details of Gujarat’s ranking vis-a-vis other states

Maharashtra tops justice delivery in India; Uttar Pradesh worst performer

Maharashtra tops justice delivery in India, southern states dominate ranking 29% judges are women, in High Courts only 11.4% 2/3rd inmates are undertrials, says the second edition of the India Justice Report. A note The second edition of the India Justice Report (IJR), India’s only ranking of states on delivery of Justice to people ranks … Continue reading Maharashtra tops justice delivery in India; Uttar Pradesh worst performer

Indian communalism – a deep dive: Downplaying the rise in incidences of violence

Relatives and neighbors wail near the body of Mohammad Mudasir, 31, who was killed in communal violence in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim mobs were the capital's worst communal riots in decades and saw shops, Muslim shrines and public vehicles go up in flames. (AP Photo/Manish … Continue reading Indian communalism – a deep dive: Downplaying the rise in incidences of violence

Exacerbating inequality amidst government’s response during the pandemic

By Tanisha Nahar and Hadi Kangoo* The coronavirus pandemic resulted in governments worldwide imposing strict lockdowns and enforced quarantines. It is common knowledge that ethical evaluations in policymaking are shunned due to political factors, and legislators, bureaucrats and policy analysts resist the challenges of moral evaluation. The Indian government's one-day notice lockdown was a case-in-point … Continue reading Exacerbating inequality amidst government’s response during the pandemic