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Labour codes need to be drafted keeping in mind realities of informal sector workers -Ileena Roy and Ranjana Das

-The Indian Express These vulnerabilities of the informal sector became even more prominent as the entire country went into a state of suspension due to the lockdown enforced as a state response to the pandemic. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech referred to the implementation of the four labour codes, closing the process that started 20 years ago. She also mentioned a handsome Rs 15,700 crore for MSMEs, more than...

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India Justice Report finds that non-BJP-ruled States have better justice delivery -Lyla Bavadam

-Frontline.in The India Justice Report (IJR) 2020 has said that in the delivery of justice to the people, non-BJP-ruled States have a higher ranking than BJP-ruled one. The report says that the five non-BJP ruled States of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Punjab and Kerala are top of the list and even outperform the ‘model’ State of Gujarat, which stands at Number 6 in the list of 18 States that have been...

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UN representative: India doesn’t properly protect Human Rights defenders -Aranya Shankar

-The Indian Express Mary Lawlor was speaking at an online event marking 100 days of Swamy’s incarceration. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights defenders Mary Lawlor Friday said India does not “properly protect Human Rights defenders”. She also said she had written to the Indian government in November, “raising concerns” over Jesuit priest Stan Swamy’s arrest in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, but had not yet received a...

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Upneet Lalli, deputy director of the Institute of Correctional Administration in Chandigarh, interviewed by Abhimanyu Chandra (CaravanMagazine.in)

-CaravanMagazine.in Upneet Lalli is the deputy director of the Institute of Correctional Administration in Chandigarh, a central government institution which imparts training to police officers and prison officers. A psychologist and legal expert by training, Lalli is the author of the book Human Rights in Indian Prisons, among other works. As Indian politics places itself on the right of the ideological spectrum, some individuals who were members of right-wing organisations, have moved...

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BJP-led govt has prosecuted all those critical of its policies: Human Rights watch

-Sabrang.in The HRW report puts on the world stage allegations of multiple Human Rights violations recorded in the country in 2020 Human Rights Watch (HRW), an independent group that investigates and reports on abuses happening across the world, has released a report titled World Report 2021: Rights Trends in India. The report highlights the allegations of multiple Human Rights violations under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India. According to the...

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