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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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Why Farm Laws Fall Afoul of the Constitution -M Sridhar Acharyulu These laws denude federalism and attempt to turn a nation of farmers into an agricultural market led by big business. In 2018, the Aadhaar Act was passed as a money bill, which a dissenting judgement of the Supreme Court described as a “fraud on the Constitution”. A presidential notification amended Art. 370 of the Constitution by giving an anti-democratic interpretation to Art. 367. The Citizenship Amendment Act was brought in under...

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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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European Parliament’s human rights panel warns India against targeting minorities The head of European Parliament’s panel urged the Narendra Modi government to meet its pledge to promote and protect human rights. The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on Monday cautioned India against targeting religious minorities in the country, particularly Muslims. It urged the Narendra Modi government to meet its pledge to promote and protect human rights. In a statement, Maria Arena, the chief of the panel, said that protests over the...

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Delhi HC grants bail to Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita

-The Hindu/ PTI The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a member of Pinjra Tod, a women’s collective, in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait gave the relief to JNU student Devangana Kalita on furnishing of a personal bond of ₹25,000 and a surety of the like amount. The court directed that she shall...

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