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Explained: How Section 144 CrPC works

Why in news? Recently various state governments sought to tamp down on the demonstrations by issuing prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973.  What is Section 144? Section 144 CrPC, a law retained from the colonial era, empowers a district magistrate, a sub-divisional magistrate or any other executive magistrate specially empowered by the… Continue reading Explained: How Section 144 CrPC works

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Relevancy of death penalty

Why in news? Supreme Court dismissed of review petitions by all four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case. Why is capital punishment not the solution? It is clear that death penalty as a measure to end sexual violence has completely failed. In 1965, only 23 nations had abolished the death penalty. But, subsequently,… Continue reading Relevancy of death penalty

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A duty to publish: On RTI

The Right to Information Act’s role in fostering a transparency has never been in doubt ever since its role out in 2005. Section 4 of the Act calls for pro­active and voluntary dissemination of information but only a few Central and State institutions have published relevant information; here, Rajasthan has taken a lead through its… Continue reading A duty to publish: On RTI

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GUJARAT MODEL TO CHECK METERNAL MORTALITY RATE

Why in news? Recent advisory issued by the Union Health Ministry to States to adopt the Gujarat model of “non­interventional approach during the final stages of labour” as the best obstetric practice to deal with the high incidence of maternal mortality rate. What is it? Obstetricians say the advisory runs contrary to WHO recommendations and… Continue reading GUJARAT MODEL TO CHECK METERNAL MORTALITY RATE

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Destruction of public property: What the law says

Why need to read? Despite a law against the destruction of property, incidents of rioting, vandalism, and arson have been common during protests across the country. Important for: GS Paper 3 (Internal Security), Public Administration Paper 2 (Law and Order) What the law says The Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 punishes anyone… Continue reading Destruction of public property: What the law says

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The widening fissure in India’s rule of law

What is all about? Many times it has been observed that police used to arrest people on charges of sedition. Some times even fake encounters take place. Even after seven decades of Independence, the relationship between the individual and the state is marked by a deep and pervasive imbalance of power. Indian state retains a… Continue reading The widening fissure in India’s rule of law

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Why BRICS matters for INDIA?

In the run-up to 11th BRICS summit that is scheduled to be held at Brasilia (Brazil) on 13-14 Nov, Indian Prime Minister has articulated a vision of strengthening and reforming the multilateral system itself. Origin In 2001, the British Economist Jim O’Neill coined the term BRIC to describe the four emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The… Continue reading Why BRICS matters for INDIA?

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Chief Justice of India under the Ambit of the RTI Act

Recently, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India (SC) ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) would come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act), as CJI is a public authority under the RTI Act. The declaration of assets by ministers and legislators provide the citizenry with more… Continue reading Chief Justice of India under the Ambit of the RTI Act

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Supreme Court on Religious Practices

The Supreme Court’s five-judge constitution bench has decided to refer the Sabarimala temple case, clubbed with other 3 pending cases broadly related to the rights of women in the sphere of religion, to a larger 7-judge Bench. This leads the apex court into potentially dangerous and conflicting territories. The new bench has been tasked with finding the balance between the Right to… Continue reading Supreme Court on Religious Practices

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New Sri Lanka Leadership

Recently, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is elected as new President of Sri Lanka. This election was based on security issues that emerged after a suicide bombing attack (claimed by Islamic State) on Easter Sunday this year. Rajapaksa's win signals the return to power for the controversial family, that is known for its pro-China tilt and also infamously remembered for… Continue reading New Sri Lanka Leadership