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Much ado about Gogoi

There are many other judges who retired from the Bench and who later took up political postings offered by the parties in power Ranjan Gogoi, the newly sworn-in member of the Rajya Sabha, is the cynosure of all eyes as

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A matter of faith

The Preamble to our Constitution and Articles 25 and 26 dealing with freedom of religion guarantee equality to all individuals and groups irrespective of their beliefs American statesman and prominent attorney Daniel Webster once said, “Justice is the greatest interest

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Gogoi’s new run

The former CJI’s nomination to RS is not surprising but raises questions on propriety and independence of judiciary Ostensibly, there is nothing technically wrong with ex-Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi accepting a presidential nomination to become a Rajya Sabha member. Given his extensive

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Patching up lives

Quilting has not only become a powerful way to advocate change around the world, it has provided a healing touch to marginalised sections of society as well In 2014, four years before the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality by declaring Section

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Relief for civil society

SC clears foreign funding for voluntary bodies crusading for public causes and civil rights In a breather in these hyper-choked times of regulated democracy and a big relief to rights-based groups, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Government cannot stop foreign

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Indian Constitution not so fragile

Proud, natural-born citizens of the country must see through the dubious plans of selective propaganda on CAA and NPR The agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and related matters, triggered largely by fears that the Union

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Total disclosure

SC has asked parties to publicise details of criminal charges against candidates. But without a law, will the shaming work? The Supreme Court has held the mirror to political parties many times in a bid to decriminalise our legislature but every election

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Hear out the States

The responsibility of States to attend to displaced people or illegal immigrants cannot be taken away by the Centre assuming for itself a bigger role by a law such as the CAA India, as defined in Article 1 of the Constitution,

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NRC on hold?

This may just be a placatory gesture and will be back given the BJP’s performance in State polls For long, the ruling establishment has demonised the countrywide protests over the citizenship law as anti-national betrayal, an elitist-liberal conspiracy and an attack

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A Constitutional mandate

Those individuals/leaders, who stand opposed to the CAA, must show respect to the Constitution, which empowers Parliament to make laws regarding citizenship Continued opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament last month, and to the preparation

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