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NRC and the work permit formula -Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

the debate over a work-permit formula to deal with the situation. One of the foremost thinkers to academically elaborate on the formula (of work permits in Assam) was author–journalist–Rights activist Sanjoy Hazarika in Rites of Passage: Border Crossings, Imagined Homelands, India’s East and Bangladesh in 2000. Treating the problem as an economic one, Hazarika proposed work permits for groups of 15–20 persons rather than ind

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Our notions of motherhood -Gargi Mishra

either or both are proven infertile, can avail of surrogacy. This is blatantly discriminatory and arbitrary. India’s jurisprudence recognises the reproductive autonomy of single persons, the Rights of persons in live-in relationships and fundamental Rights of transgenders. In Navtej Singh Johar vs Union of India, Supreme Court, having decriminalised consensual same-sex between consenting adults, he

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Legal Scholar, IP Rights Expert Shamnad Basheer Passes Away

as the founder and managing trustee of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access or IDIA, a body which aims at bringing legal awareness to the underprivileged. Legal scholar, intellectual property Rights activist and public interest litigator Shamnad Basheer passed away on Thursday, in an accident at Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka, reports say. He was 43. Basheer was the founder and managing trustee of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access or I

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Jean Dreze contests Amit Shah with Gujarat data -Pheroze L Vincent

uture of Indian democracy”, Dreze had written: “The Constitution of India could have provided for radical land reform. In the initial scheme of things, however, property was a fundamental Right, making land reform very difficult. “In contrast, extensive land reforms took place in the early 1950s in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), where it was possible to expropriate the landlords without compensation. “Radical land reforms i

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Central RTI Law to Now Apply to J&K and Ladakh -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

e J&K RTI Act – a more powerful law than the central one in some respects. New Delhi: Following the revoking of Article 370 and ending of Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood, the central Right to Information Act, 2005 would now apply to the two new union territories of J&K and Ladakh that will be carved out. Jammu and Kashmir has till now been covered under the J&K RTI Act – which allowed only the residents of the state to f

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Will Punjab and Haryana HC's recommendations reduce farmers' burden? -Rajeev Khanna

-Down to Earth The court’s suggestions, like making MSP a legal Right and increasing it to thrice the cost of production, are practical but need effort in implementation, say experts The Punjab and Haryana high court recently recommended that minimum support price (MSP) be made farmers’ legal Right and it be set at three times the cost of production. But will these or a slew of other mea

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Article 370: Petition filed in Supreme Court against Centre's notification on J&K

ted before the issuance of the August 5 notification. There was no meaningful legislative or representative debate, he submitted. By junking the 1954 Order, the notification takes away the special Rights and privileges enjoyed by the residents of Kashmir. It has effectively allowed the entire provisions of the Constitution, with all its amendments, exceptions and modifications, to apply to the area of Jammu and Kashmir, the petitioner contended. Th

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Kashmir has been cut to the quick -Wajahat Habibullah

over Kashmiri public opinion already beset with disaffection In the face of a massive security build-up in Kashmir at the close of July, a seasoned journalist conjectured, “This is just the Right time when militants and their masters in Rawalpindi could do with a terror attack in Kashmir.” Such were the arguments trotted out by experienced media persons in seeking to account for the extraordinary lock down that had descended on Kashmir

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