Articles tagged with: law
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Special Court in Patna Sentences Three Accused in the Murder of Former JNUSU President Comrade Chandrashekhar and CPI(ML) Activist Comrade Shyam Narain Yadav To Life Imprisonment!
AISA Demands Reopening of Case against Main Conspirator Former RJD MP Shahabuddin, Calls for Nation-wide Protests on March 31st!!
Fifteen years after the murder of former JNUSU President and AISA and CPI(ML) activist Comrade Chandrashekhar, a special court in Patna has sentenced the three accused (Dhruv Jaiswal, Sheikh Munna and Iliyas Warsi) to life imprisonment.
Chandrashekhar Prasad came to JNU as a student and left as an activist …
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On December 24th, the Raipur Sessions Court delivered a shocking and shameful verdict convicting noted human rights activist and peoples’ doctor Binayak Sen for ‘sedition’. And on the basis of this charge, the court has sentenced the 58-year old Dr. Sen to life imprisonment, which is the maximum possible punishment for sedition. This judgment came at the end of a so-called trial in the court of law – a trial that was nothing but a farce in the name of justice.
For many years now, Dr. Sen has been targeted by …
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60 years after the matter was first referred to the court, the Allahabad High Court has finally delivered the much-awaited verdict on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue. In what has been correctly referred to by constitutional experts as ‘panchayati justice’ dictated by political compulsions rather than by facts or legal considerations, the court entirely dismissed the petition of the Sunni Waqf Board which has owned the land for close to five centuries. Instead, the court shockingly held that as per the ‘beliefs’ of Hindus, the property under question is indeed …
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13 years ago, the brutal cold-blooded massacre of 61 Dalits – including 27 women (8 of them pregnant) and 17 children (the youngest being 1 year old) – at Laxmanpur-Bathe of Jehanabad on the night of 1 December shook the conscience of the nation in the 50th year of Indian independence. The victims were murdered by men of the Ranvir Sena – an upper caste landlord army which enjoys the political backing of the BJP as well as support from a section of the RJD. 13 years after this gruesome …
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JNU ADMINISTRATION FORCED TO RETRACT ITS ILLEGAL ADMISSION NORMS FOR OBC STUDENTS!
In 1992, the Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment in the case of Indira Sawhney vs. the Union of India. We know this as the matter of the Mandal Recommendations. In its judgement, the apex court emphasized the role of caste as an institution in Indian society, its structural violence and discriminatory character, and argued that in the struggle to overcome caste special provisions like reservations had an important role to play.
The passing of a law favouring …
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The NHRC has finally released the documents which formed the basis of its conclusion that the Batla House ‘encounter’ was genuine. The post mortem reports of the slain young men, Atif Ameen and Md. Sajid have been made public for the first time. So far, the Delhi Police and AIIMS (which conducted the post mortem) had declined to provide this information.
It should be noted that when the RTI was filed the first time by RTI activist and Jamia student Afroze Alam Sahil, a few days after the ‘encounter’, there …
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Even after you’ve tied the chains of domesticity,
Shame and modesty around my feet
Even after you’ve paralyzed me
This fear will not leave you
That even though I can’t walk
I can still think
In the Centenary year of International Women’s Day, as we celebrate the courage of women, as we raise their concerns and celebrate their struggles, we need to also unitedly resist the tremendous violence that is perpetuated against women.
As women’s movements grow in scope and scale, and as women assert their voices, the backlash by patriarchal society is even greater and …