Model Tenancy Act and its implications for unregulated private rental housing market

By Ismail Haque* Amidst escalating urbanisation, providing adequate and affordable housing has become India's pressing urban development challenge. Lack of secure and affordable rental housing severely affects low-income households who are bereft of homeownership in the city they work. Rental housing in metropolitan India is primarily provided by private landlords who operate outside the regulatory … Continue reading Model Tenancy Act and its implications for unregulated private rental housing market

How pandemic narratives changed criminal landscape in India

By Dr Nupur Pattanaik The pandemic has created an atmosphere of panic and fear, giving rise to new criminogenic narratives. It has modified established patterns in traditional crime, with new forms of criminal behaviour emerging and older forms reigniting. At the same time, it has introduced new ways to implement laws by limiting social interaction … Continue reading How pandemic narratives changed criminal landscape in India

Plea to implement Supreme Court order to pay compensation to Gujarat silicosis victims

NHRC has registered case No 5556/90/0/2021 following a letter by Jagdish Patel, Director, Peoples Training And Research Centre (PTRC), Vadodara, based on his request to the Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, requesting intervention in PIL 110/2006 before the Supreme Court of India, which he made on October 10, 2021: That the Supreme Court of India … Continue reading Plea to implement Supreme Court order to pay compensation to Gujarat silicosis victims

Report of the fact-finding team on the death of two Tamil tribal workers in Andhra Pradesh

Fact finding team members in Proddattur, Andhra Pradesh Two Tamil Nadu labourers were killed in the custody of Andhra Pradesh forest officials. The joint conspiracy of Andhra Pradesh forest officials and police distract the case. Why is the Tamil Nadu Government keeping silent?, asks People's Watch. A report by the NGO's fact-finding team: Findings More … Continue reading Report of the fact-finding team on the death of two Tamil tribal workers in Andhra Pradesh

The judicial kidnapping of Julian Assange, a prisoner of lying governments for more than a decade now

By John Pilger* “Let us look at ourselves, if we have the courage, to see what is happening to us” – Jean-Paul Sartre  Sartre’s words should echo in all our minds following the grotesque decision of Britain’s High Court to extradite Julian Assange to the United States where he faces “a living death”. This is … Continue reading The judicial kidnapping of Julian Assange, a prisoner of lying governments for more than a decade now

Land related conflicts in Assam, Delhi NCR and Telangana: A note

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project, Telangana Land Conflict Watch note* on land conflicts in Assam, Delhi NCR and Telangana Recently, the Assam police shot and killed two people, including a school student, during an “eviction drive” by the state government. The families of the dead, along with dozens of others evicted by the state from ‘government … Continue reading Land related conflicts in Assam, Delhi NCR and Telangana: A note

Requirement of better prison facilities for undertrial prisoners

By Shubham Pandey* The utilization rate of Indian prisons stands at a whopping 170%, with a few states having more than twice the number of prisoners deemed appropriate for their prison facilities. The overcrowding of prisons can be attributed not just to the lack of prisons but also to the inefficiency of the trial process, … Continue reading Requirement of better prison facilities for undertrial prisoners