How does one ensure protection of working journalists? Every country, including Pakistan, has tried its hand at drafting and imposing laws which usually exist only on paper and have remained difficult to implement.
The arrest of a journalist en route to Hathras has unveiled the draconian features of the Act, under which anyone can be arrested for a period of six months without any proof of anti-national activities. It raises serious questions about violation of human rights.
Though amendments have been made to the Representation of the People Act, politicos have shamelessly sold themselves to the highest bidder. Is it time parties sign “prenuptial” pacts with their candidates?
Though most state information commissions claim that they have opened their doors on May 1, they are non-functional. This has led to many issues, including that of migrants, being placed behind an opaque wall
The right to life as enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution has been interpreted by the Supreme Court to mean the “right to live a life with dignity”, which, in turn, ensures that the State does not shy away from its moral obligation of ensuring this.
Under a poignant and evocative headline in this issue of India Legal, “Going Home to Die on the Road”, (read here) penned by the author himself, IIT science professor Dinesh Mohan addresses the gruesome phenomenon of India’s lockdown-smitten migrant workers being crushed to death on roads by vehicles