Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Bill: Double Standards

Double Standards

Above: File photo of Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013/Photo Courtesy: indianmuslimpost.blogspot.in While the UP government has passed UPCOC Bill, giving the impression that it is committed...
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Beggary: Out on the Streets

A draft bill which aimed to decriminalise begging was abandoned by the centre after it failed to convince activists who said it didn’t address...
Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI

Religious Bill: Taking on the Church

Above: Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI In a bid to stop the missionary juggernaut in tribal-dominated areas,...
Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI

Jharkhand government takes on the church

Above: Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI In a bid to stop the missionary juggernaut in tribal-dominated areas,...
Jaypee Wish Town remains a dream for thousands who invested in it. Photo: Twitter

RERA: A House for Mr Biswas

Above: Jaypee Wish Town remains a dream for thousands who invested in it. Photo: Twitter This well-known novel could well exemplify the dreams of many...
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Transgender Bill: A Rainbow in the Sky

A report by a Standing Committee has made far-reaching recommendations on the controversial Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 and has taken a...
Battle against Excommunication

Battle against Excommunication

Above: A Kshatriya mahapanchayat deliberating over an issue in Faridabad. It’s imperative that such panchayats obey the law of the land. Photo: UNI The first...
Finance Act Amendment: Tightening the Noose

Finance Act Amendment: Tightening the Noose

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence As the NGT questions 10 states on improper appointment of chairpersons of State Pollution Control Boards, the centre seeks to weaken...
Under the new law, stiff penalty will be imposed on developers for delays or poor construction quality. Photo: Anil Shakya

RERA: Relief at Last

This Act is an effort to tighten the real estate sector and make unscrupulous developers pay for their false promises as well as give...
The proposed Bill seeks to extend prohibition of discrimination to many disadvantaged sections of society. (Clockwise from extreme left) Miss Wheelchair India 2015 Priya Bhargava; Members of the All Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association staging a protest demonstration (UNI); members of a khap panchayat

Let’s Be Fair to All

A Private Member’s Bill by Shashi Tharoor promises remedies against all sorts of discrimination. But will it be passed in parliament? ~By VenkatasubramanianPrivate Members’ Bills...

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