The role of the central investigative agencies is under a harsh spotlight. The blatant misuse of probe agencies has not only created a fear psychosis amongst the Opposition leaders, but it has also raised the issue of violation of human rights and misuse of government powers for achieving narrow, selfish ends.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana’s dream project, the National Judicial Infrastructure Authority of India (NJIAI), now seems set to become a reality. The aim of the NJIAI is to upgrade and refurbish the judicial infrastructure of courts.
ot only on the arithmetic, but also on commitment and motivation. The number of judges in India is abysmally less as a ratio to its population. The judge-population ratio in India, as of today, is 20 judges per 10 lakh people which is the lowest in the world.
The Karnataka state government’s order on hijab has raked up the issue of constitutional morality and minority rights. Is the State empowered to interfere with religious practises? Has there been a discrimination on the basis of religion?
These three news headlines hammer home the current craze over cryptocurrencies, the world over. India is also no stranger to virtual currency and the rage has kicked in strongly. The government is mindful of the consequences of regulated use of cryptocurrencies and has made moves to regulate it by bringing its trade under the tax net.
A rampaging mob killing a hapless man is not the best of sights; but it is a living reality in India. India has a history of extra-judicial killings by men in police uniform, alternatively termed as “encounter killings”. But taking of law in hands by the mentally fevered group of persons and torturing and slaughtering of individuals in full public view is downright barbaric.
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.