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  • Stop Fake Encounters

    August 11, 2012 1:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    “Policemen will not be excused for committing murder in the name of ‘encounter’ under the pretext that they were carrying out the orders of their superior officers or politicians, however high. In the Nuremburg trials the Nazi war criminals took... View Article

  • Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011 A Critical Analysis

    August 4, 2012 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Union Cabinet has in principle approved the proposal to introduce the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill (MMDR Bill), 2011, in terms of National Mineral Policy, 2008 in Parliament and also has approved the proposal to repeal the... View Article

  • Freedom Of Media And Censorship

    July 28, 2012 3:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    “We are creating a world where anyone anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.” —John Perry Barlow   With these famous words of John Perry Barlow it... View Article

  • Making Mother First Guardian Laudable Proposal

    June 9, 2012 11:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Let’s accept it at the outset: Making women the first guardian for all official purposes is truly laudable but should have been done a long time ago. Also, we have to accept the fact that it is the mother who... View Article

  • Banning All Power Of Attorney Property Deals

    May 26, 2012 4:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    At the outset, I would like to mention that it was in October 2011 that the Supreme Court ordered that no further transfer of property should be allowed through general power of attorney (GPA). It also merits mention here that... View Article

  • Legal Protection To Pregnant Women Employees

    May 19, 2012 4:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    At the outset, let me be forthright enough to state unambiguously that time and again it has been noticed that employers have been blithely resorting to subject pregnant women to weird discrimination of all kinds and is used as a... View Article

  • No To Manual Scavenging

    May 12, 2012 5:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    At the very outset, I must mention explicitly that after being prodded by the Sonia Gandhi led National Advisory Council (NAC), the UPA government led by PM Dr Manmohan Singh has made up its mind to enact a new, stricter... View Article

  • Framing of General Guidelines By Judiciary On Reporting Strangulating The Media?

    April 28, 2012 11:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    In last couple of years, the media has been facing sharp flak from various quarters for resorting to sensationalism and what not. Just recently, a Constitution Bench was set up by the Supreme Court to frame the guidelines pertaining to... View Article

  • Fast Track Criminal Cases Against MPS, MLAS

    April 7, 2012 11:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    It is a matter of great concern that the number of MPs and MLAs in Parliament and State Assemblies having criminal cases pending against them is steadily multiplying instead of dwindling. And what is even more worrisome is that their... View Article

  • Hike In Cost Of Frivolous Litigation

    March 24, 2012 1:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    We all are fully aware as to how frivolous litigation by people having vested interests is costing the nation very dearly. The gravity of the seriousness can be gauged from the fact that even the Supreme Court has been finally... View Article