OPINION

Another Take on DDC Polls 

Another Take on DDC Polls 

BJP is moving towards a presidential form of government which will not be a federal structure. Every state sooner or later will have DDC without any body or forum above them. This way you will have district assemblies at state level and a strong centre and there will be only bureaucracy that will connect these district bodies with the Centre

Global Britain

Global Britain

Despite the intensive people to people contacts, impressive advances of the Indian diaspora in the British politics and businesses and substantive commercial relations, Delhi and London could not find that political trick which could rewrite their bilateral relations.

DDC Lessons for PAGD 

DDC Lessons for PAGD 

The two key PAGD leaders must keep in mind that the section of the population that believes in making a political point by participating in the electoral process has given them another chance; a lifeline. This section has participated in the elections to make a political statement that it rejects the August 5, 2019 decisions.

Time to Rethink Kashmir

Time to Rethink Kashmir

What does the future have in store? The probability is that it will be more of the same. At least, as long as the BJP is in power. But even if the BJP loses power in future, the Article 370 move remains a fait accompli. And if a large number of outsiders acquire citizenship and buy the land, as the new legal regime has made possible, J&K will be a different place a few years down the line

 

Constitutional Courts Should Strike Down The UP Anti-Conversion Law

Constitutional Courts Should Strike Down The UP Anti-Conversion Law

The ordinance law in the first place owes its existence to a hypothetical and bogus term of ‘Love-Jihad’. As the Government of India, as such, nowhere recognizes the notion of Love-Jihad, bringing a law against such a fictional notion, prima facie reflects the oblivious and dogmatic attitude of the State government

SIC’s Closure Makes RTI Redundant In J&K 

SIC’s Closure Makes RTI Redundant In J&K 

Government officials are not worried about RTI implementation as the nerve center of this law in J&K was shut down post abrogation of Article 370.  By the “nerve center” I mean the J&K State Information Commission (SIC) which was constituted under J&K RTI Act 2009. The JK SIC was shut down when J&K RTI Act 2009 was repealed

People’s Movements Symbolise People’s Power

People’s Movements Symbolise People’s Power

The two events, though separated by thousands of miles, had quite a few similarities between them. Both were spontaneous actions, with no pre-planning and with no idea about the result of their actions. Yet, both were able to involve a large number of people and were able to influence the future actions of the governed and the government.

Global Pandemic and Pervasive Subjugation

Global Pandemic and Pervasive Subjugation

Some large and powerful states around the globe also used this opportunity to further “discipline” their citizens, awarding their forces and governments with arbitrary powers, while nothing serious was being done to uplift the standards of healthcare.

Too Much Democracy?

Too Much Democracy?

The reason why the farmers’ protests have gained so much traction is because the farmers and their sympathizers are convinced that the government’s ulterior motive in introducing the new farm laws, which it calls farm reforms, is to favour the Ambanis and Adanis.

Forest Rights Act: Compensate Farmers for Axed Apple Trees

Forest Rights Act: Compensate Farmers for Axed Apple Trees

When neither village nor sub division or district level Forest Rights Committees (FRC) are constituted in Jammu & Kashmir , how did the Forest Department initiate eviction proceedings by issuing notices to forest dwellers and axing their apple trees?

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