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SC didn’t act on CAA but entering uncharted terrain on farms: Dave -R Balaji

-The Telegraph The Supreme Court Bar Association president described the top court’s decision to hold a hearing on Tuesday as 'astonishing' The Supreme Court is making forays into uncharted territory by staying the implementation of the new farm laws while refusing to freeze the Citizenship Amendment Act and the recent “love jihad” ordinances issued by the governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, eminent jurist Dushyant Dave told The Telegraph on Wednesday. “The Supreme...

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The year that was: Misinformation trends of 2020 -Pooja Chaudhuri

-Altnews.in The word ‘unprecedented’ only mildly captures the year 2020. The coronavirus pandemic did more than confine the privileged inside their homes and leave the destitute to their fates. It has changed the way we live. However, in a year mired with communal riots, student protests, civil rights movements and vilification of minorities, COVID-19 may not be the sole defining point for India. The past year is a reminder of mainstream media’s role...

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Women Rise in Anger at Farm Law Protests Breaking Patriarchy and Stereotypes -Vivek Gupta

-Newsclick.in One of the fascinating fallouts of the protests by farmers at the border of Delhi has been the emergence of women in the forefront taking charge. Women have also been active in protests against the farm bills in Punjab. If young women were the star attraction during last year’s anti-CAA protests, it is the women from Punjab villages who caught the nation’s attention by their overwhelming presence at the historic farm...

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2020: The people vs the Indian State -Yamini Aiyar

-Hindustan Times The anti-CAA protests, the defiance of migrants, and now the farmers’ stir show that the everyday practice of democracy is a powerful corrective in the face of arbitrary and unilateral State decisions Three events defined India’s political landscape in 2020. The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the migrant labour crisis that unfolded as workers defied lockdown orders and asserted their rights, choosing to walk home in the face...

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140 pleas against Citizenship Amendment Act hang fire in Supreme Court -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Court declined to stay implementation of the law in December 2019. Over 140 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been pending for nearly a year in the Supreme Court, leaving petitioners drawn from all walks of life and across the political spectrum “deeply disappointed” over the delay. “I am deeply disappointed and the case should be taken up for hearing at the earliest,” parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh, one of the...

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