Rights Issues

‘Why no such action against Hindu men?’

Opposition parties, women activists question govt. move With the government taking the ordinance route to make ‘instant triple talaq’ a penal offence, Opposition parties and women activists on Wednesday wondered why no similar provisions are made for Hindu men deserting their wives. Some said the ordinance ignored problems it could …

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NRC to process claims from September 25

Exercise will continue for 60 days: SC The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the opening of the process for receiving claims and objections from 40 lakh persons left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam from September 25. A Special Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and …

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Triple talaq is criminal offence

The new law has safeguards, including bail to the accused before the start of trial The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared an ordinance that makes talaq-e-biddat , or instant triple talaq, a criminal offence that will attract a maximum jail term of three years. President Ram Nath Kovind later in …

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Tribunal questions NRC process

Asks how foreigners are identified An order by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in central Assam’s Morigaon district has questioned the process of identifying foreigners and ‘D’ (or doubtful voters), who have been struck off the updated National Register of Citizens. Gautam Soren, member of Foreigners Tribunal 3 (FT3) in Morigaon, highlighted …

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Bullet train: farmers oppose land acquisition

Around 1,000 farmers from Gujarat, whose land will be acquired for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, have filed affidavits in the High Court, opposing the land acquisition process started by the State government. The affidavits were filed before a division bench of Chief Justice R.Subhash Reddy and Justice V.M. …

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CJI warns against ‘cooked up’ evidence

The five persons under house arrest are poet Varavara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, and activists Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Gautam Navlakha. As for the quashing of the cases against them, the Chief Justice, at one point, suggested they (accused) could continue their efforts in the competent lower courts. The …

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AAPSU to carry out survey for lineage Bill

There should be a set of rules so that our indigenous rights are protected, says a student leader Less than two months after a Meghalaya tribal council tabled a bill to strip a Khasi woman married to a non-Khasi man of her tribal status, an apex students’ body in Arunachal …

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No odd-even rule for two-wheelers: SC

In a relief for the nearly 70 lakh two-wheeler riders in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed a National Green Tribunal order making the odd-even vehicle rotation scheme applicable to all, including scooters and motorbikes. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur also exempted women driving four-wheelers from …

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