The central government’s repulsion towards the inclusion of Other Backward Classes in the caste census in India has exposed the state’s casteist notions. Moreover, the tussle within BJP party lines and the push from the opposition has only politicised this demand. But the real question remains: why such a census is crucial? Aeshita Singh highlights how the reluctance towards the caste census in India stems from the upper caste imagination of caste.
Asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, refugees and displaced persons. These are some categories of residents or non-citizens who are unrecognised by the state. Though visible as illegal migrants, their invisibility is jarring in terms of their inclusion in governmental schemes. Despite residing in India for years, most of them don’t have documents to establish their identity. Deepanshi Mehrotra analyses if refugees and asylum seekers will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine.
The last time a military coup happened in Myanmar it lasted over fifty years under three different military heads until the military junta eventually dissolved in the year 2011. A decade after, the coup has once again tossed the country back into a long spell of uncertainty and instability. Himani Baid spells out the important details about the Myanmar Coup 2021, reflecting on its historical context.
The New Education Policy released last year is touted as forward-looking and changing the face of education and learning in India. While most of the recommendations focus on the holistic development of students, their implementation will only speak of their efficacy. Kriti Mishra sums up the most important aspects of the Policy, breaking down its advantages and shortcomings.
By Digvijay Singh Introduction The estimates of the present decade show that worldwide each year nearly half a million women die from complications during pregnancy
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
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
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
Rupali & Harshit Singh Jadoun Editor’s Note: If the history of India is examined before the advent of Britishers then the phrase “India being a
By Anonymous Editor’s Note: Refugee situations and statelessness are two of the most pertinent issues today in International Law. There are millions of displaced persons
Due to some social structures, traditions, stereotypes and attitudes about women and their role in society, they become particularly vulnerable to certain crimes. Fundamentalist groups often center on controlling women, using cultural arguments against women’s rights. Moreover, most women in developing countries are unaware of their basic human rights. It is this state of ignorance which ensures their acceptance and, consequently, the perpetuation of harmful traditional practices affecting their well-being and that of their children. Even when women acquire a degree of economic and political awareness, they often feel powerless to bring about the change necessary to eliminate gender inequality. Therefore, empowering women is vital to any process of change and to the elimination of these harmful traditional practices.
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
By Oyshee Gupta (CNLU Patna) & Suhaas Arora (RGNUL Patiala) EDITOR’S NOTE:- The repercussions are most irreparably felt by the economy.Investors usually evaluate the prospects
By Shreeyam Jain & Anjali Singh, CNLU Patna INTRODUCTION: The year 1993 saw history in the making. After a long-drawn-out exercise, in the summer of
By Abhinav Yadav Editor’s note: There has existed a millennia old institution of prejudice against certain sections of society which led to the classes in
By Ayushi Singhal, NUJS GENDER SOCIALIZATION One of the routes adopted to understand the origins of gender differences in the study of gender socialization- the
By Astha Pratik, NUJS INTRODUCTION The word conversion is said to be as old as religion itself and any study of religion is incomplete without