This year’s observation of the International Human Rights Day had a special significance for India. India got re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the sixth term with an overwhelming majority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is an endorsement of India’s commitment to the human rights cause. “We will continue promotion and protection of human rights through ‘samman, samvaad and sahyog’,” he said.
The former Supreme Court judge has taken over as the chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. He had retired from the Supreme Court this July. His vast experience and “welfarist and humanist” approach will be much needed at the tribunal. Earlier this year, APN channel.....
An increasing number of elderly people are facing humiliation of the worst kind: mistreatment and abuse at the hands of their own. The story of physical, psychological and emotional abuse stays within the four walls of the house and in the scarred hearts of these senior citizens.
August 31, 2021, saw the dawn of a new era for the Indian judiciary. Three women judges, along with six male counterparts, were sworn in at the SC by CJI NV Ramana. This was significant as the representation of women in the judiciary has always been poor. By these appointments, the collegium has made a policy statement of sorts. APN news channel did an in-depth discussion on the topic of women in the judiciary, their problems and challenges. The show was moderated by Editor-in-Chief, APN, Rajshri Rai.
The day is also not far off...2027 may be the year when India sees its first woman Chief Justice, if Justice BV Nagarathna is elevated to the Supreme Court. For the first time the Supreme Court collegium has recommended three female judges and if accepted by the government, the total count of women judge
A false but strong impression has been created in the public narrative that General Category consists of only rich and highly educated people. But the truth is large proportion among General Category is economically and educationally backward. Nevertheless, they are excluded from Social Welfare Schemes.