Rights Issues

Assam mulls 10 centres for those excluded from NRC

The Assam government has sent a proposal to the Centre for fast-tracking the establishment of 10 detention centres across the State to house people who would be excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Supreme Court-monitored register, being updated on the basis of its 1951 avatar, has …

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SC dismisses plea against Bollywood movie Article 15

Plea claims film contains casteist elements and is a concocted story portrayed as a true event SC dismisses plea against Bollywood movie The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea against Bollywood movie Article 15 , saying the petitioner should instead approach the appropriate authority. “Why don’t you approach the …

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Bench reserves orders on Sabarimala review petitions

A Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Wednesday reserved for orders a series of petitions seeking re-consideration of a Supreme Court judgment that lifted the bar on menstruating women from worshipping at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. A total of 65 petitions challenged the authority …

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51 women entered Sabarimala, Kerala tells SC

The Kerala government informed the Supreme Court on Friday that 51 “female devotees” of menstrual age dodged protesters to enter the Sabarimala shrine, besides Bindu and Kanakadurga, during this pilgrimage season. A two-page note submitted by the Director-General of Police (DGP) to a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of …

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All computers can now be monitored by govt. Agencies

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday issued an order authorising 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, …

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Manifesto of tribal rights issued

Charter of demands presented to all parties in Rajasthan for action by next govt. Tribal groups in Rajasthan have demanded that the next elected government in the State reveal the status of each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with reference to tribal communities and declare their status targets. …

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‘Can’t bar media from reporting pleas’

media from reporting pleas

Senior counsel Fali Nariman tells SC that court can seek delay in publication Senior advocate Fali Nariman told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it could not prohibit media from reporting petitions and pleas filed which contain scandalous allegations, but could consider issuing a direction to the media to postpone …

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These were custodial deaths: HC

‘The Hashimpura massacre victims were not in an enclosed place but were unlawfully detained’ The Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that the killing of 38 Muslims in Hashimpura in 1987 by the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel was a case of custodial death. “In the present case, …

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HC moved for ban on entry of non-Hindus

A writ petition was filed in the Kerala High Court on Wednesday seeking a ban on entry of non-Hindus into the Sabarimala temple. The court adjourned the hearing on the petition to October 29 after asking the government to respond to the petition. ‘Enforce Rule 3(a)’ In his petition, T.G. …

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