Important measures UP chief minister must take to ensure equal treatment to SCs, STs and SEBCs

Letter to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath by PS Krishnan, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary to Government of India , Ministry of Welfare; Member, National Monitoring Committee for Education of SCs, STs and Persons with Disabilities, Government of India: As a person working country-wide for the legitimate rights of SCs, STs and SEBCs during my … More Important measures UP chief minister must take to ensure equal treatment to SCs, STs and SEBCs

As gauchars disappear, will Gujarat cow slaughter law apply on those forcing cows to eat plastics?

By Rajiv Shah The Gujarat state assembly may have cleared a law allowing an extremely harsh punishment entailing a maximum of life and a minimum of 10 years imprisonment for cow slaughter. However, in less than month after the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed in the absence of the Opposition Congress, with … More As gauchars disappear, will Gujarat cow slaughter law apply on those forcing cows to eat plastics?

Iconic Prafulla Samantara led historic 12-year legal battle for indigenous Dongria Kondh’s land rights

Prafulla Samantara, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements (NAPM) and leader of Lokshakti Abhiyan, Orissa has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017. A writeup on Samantara by the Goldman Environmental Foundation: An iconic leader of social justice movements in India, Prafulla Samantara led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous … More Iconic Prafulla Samantara led historic 12-year legal battle for indigenous Dongria Kondh’s land rights

Proposed amendments give unlimited power to judges, clients, will hamper advocates’ efficiency

By Dr Kalpeshkumar L Gupta* Law Commission of India in its report No. 266 dated March 23, 2017 recommended certain amendments in the Advocates Act, 1961. Law Commission emphasised on better regulatory mechanism for proper conduct of law professional. It heavily relied upon on recent case Mahipal Singh Rana v/s. State of UP (AIR 2016 … More Proposed amendments give unlimited power to judges, clients, will hamper advocates’ efficiency

Empower CIC to order proactive disclosure of info if RTI requester dies and plea is pending

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI’s) submission to the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India calls for comprehensive overhaul of Draft RTI Rules. A note: The Central Information Commission (CIC) must be empowered to direct the proactive disclosure of information in accordance with the RTI Act, if the requester dies during the pendency of … More Empower CIC to order proactive disclosure of info if RTI requester dies and plea is pending