Digvijay Singh Introduction The practice of public health has been dynamic in India and has witnessed many hurdles in its attempt to affect the lives of the Indian people. Since independence, major public health problems like malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, high maternal and child mortality and lately, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) […]
Digvijay Singh Editor’s Note: Tobacco use is a major public health challenge in India with 275 million adults consuming different tobacco products. Government of India has taken various initiatives for tobacco control in the country. Besides enacting comprehensive tobacco control legislation (COTPA 2003), India was among the first few countries to […]
By Prajoy Dutta & Harshit Singh Jadoun Editor’s Note: Since the beginning of time, women in India have been objectified and discriminated as items for domestic use. Treated as slaves, sex objects and various other forms of derogatory labour, historically, women had never been allowed to stand up for their […]
By Nishant Mittal, Pushpit Bansal Editor’s Note: “Human rights”- are two simple words but when put together, they constitute the very foundation of our existence. India- being a diverse country with its multicultural, multiethnic, and multi religious population- the protection of human right is the sine qua non for peaceful existence. […]
In this project, efforts have been made to explain the concept of fascism, its origin and development in various countries of the world. A detailed study of its features and a critical analysis of the literature available on the same has been done. Fascism as a social, economic and political ideosynthesis has been also addressed. However, in conclusion the author has made by an attempt to highlight the deficits and demerits of the concept of fascism and how it eventually failed in the face of democratization.
By Jibin Mary George, Amity Law School, Delhi EDITOR’S NOTE:- The concept of sovereignty has been evolving since time immemorial. Since the World Wars, countries have stepped up their sensibilities towards their territorial limits. The recent South China Sea dispute highlighted how territoriality has extended itself to water bodies as […]
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was implemented by Indian government in 1958 in the context of separatist movements and the violence caused by them. It has received mixed reactions from across the country and has always been a debatable issue. The authors after a detailed analysis have concluded that there is nothing wrong with AFSPA as a law, but it is prone to more negative construction than positive construction. The criticism of the Act clearly outweighs the benefits provided by it. So, for a more successful implementation of the Act, more amendments are required that leave no lacunae in the interpretation of its provisions.
It is because of a system for Public Interest Litigation that the Indian judiciary has been able to help in cooling down a few controversial policy questions. One could think of the controversy about the reservation of seats for SCs/STs and other backwards classes in employment or educations institutions, the government policies of liberalisation and privatisation and the contested height of the Narmada dam as examples of this kind of contribution. However, it is critical to ensure that PIL does not become a back-door to enter the temple of justice to fulfill private interests, settle political scores or simply to gain easy publicity. While critics have been persuasive when pointing to particular cases, the sheer number of cases, as well as the variation in tendencies over time and among court benches, has made reaching a general conclusion difficult.
By Anonymous Introduction Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a Reformer, German priest and a Professor of theology who strictly opposed the ideology that freedom from God’s punishment of sin could be purchased with money. The main argument of his was that salvation is not the […]
By Sagnik Saha Editor’s note: Secularism is the separation of government organizations from religious organizations and religious dignitaries. This paper examines the main objectives of secularism, ranging from distinguishing the State from religion, constitutional provisions guaranteeing the same, the scope, and arguments against the same. Introduction British writer George Jacob […]
By Abhinav Yadav Editor’s note: This paper analyses the problem faced by Kashmir, a territory that has been in turmoil ever since the partition between India and Pakistan. It discusses the strategic position Kashmir occupies, the problems associated with becoming contiguous with either country, the political situation, and the complications […]
By Sagnik Saha Editor’s note: This paper traces the origin and development of the phenomena termed as ‘Hindu nationalism’. From the rise of BJP, to the coalition era, with special emphasis on RSS, it describes how Hindu patriotism solidified as a belief system and then an electoral political phase. It […]