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Licensed to beat, abuse and kill -MP Nathanael

-The Hindu Police brutality, a colonial legacy, has tenaciously clung on to the mantle of law enforcement personnel On April 16, Mohammed Rizwan, 19, a resident of Chhajjapur village, Uttar Pradesh, ventured out of his home to buy biscuits. He was beaten with rifle butts and lathis by the police, while other residents purchased their groceries from the shop. In a battered condition, he managed to reach home. After some home remedies...

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Will the State recognise women workers’ right to bleed with dignity -Pradeep Narayanan

-Down to Earth The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs has sought feedback from stakeholders on the draft National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights by March 20, 2020 The patriarchal society’s attempt to control a woman’s body from time immemorial has been documented across the world and in different ages. The fear of a woman’s sexuality and reproductive abilities has, throughout history, spurred religious texts and mythological epics. Man-made laws find ways...

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights moves Supreme Court over CAA

-The Indian Express Reacting to the same, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement said, "The Citizenship Amendment Act is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws. We strongly believe that no foreign party has any locus standi on issues pertaining to India’s sovereignty. The Office of the  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an Intervention Application...

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Why a UN body intends to intervene in a Supreme Court case against CAA?

-The Indian Express The application questions the reasonableness and objectivity of the criterion of extending the benefits of the CAA to Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan alone. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights “intends to file” an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court of India, “seeking to intervene in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1474 of 2019 and praying that she be allowed to...

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Delhi violence: UN Human Rights chief expresses ‘great concern’ about CAA, police inaction

-Scroll.in Michelle Bachelet also said that in Jammu and Kashmir, 800 people still remain under detention, following the abrogation of the region’s special status. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday expressed “great concern” over the Citizenship Amendment Act and reports of police inaction during the violence in Delhi. At least 37 people have been killed so far in violence between supporters and opponents of the Act. Addressing the...

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