Rights Issues

Norms for full-body scanner at airports likely next month

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is likely to release the technical norms for operating full-body scanners to screen passengers at airports next month, according to a senior government official. “A committee comprising representatives of the Intelligence Bureau, the National Investigating Agency and the Cabinet Secretariat will be finalising …

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SC moves to make festivals less noisy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck a balance between the interests of the firecracker industry and the right to public health, allowing the manufacture and sale of only “green” and reduced-emission or “improved” crackers, while banning those that are loud and toxic to man, animal and the environment. A Bench …

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Dhaka faces Rohingya ire on shift plan

Dhaka faces Rohingya ire on shift plan

Within a year, the Kutupalong camps near the famed unbroken beaches of Cox’s Bazaar have emerged as home for 13 lakh Rohingya refugees who were displaced from Myanmar by its military. The Myanmar military is the enemy back home for the refugees, but they have to remain alert for the …

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NRC: Gurkhas can’t be detained

Centre tells Assam government that their cases cannot be tried at tribunals The Centre has told the Assam government that Gurkhas living in the State cannot be sent to detention centres. Nor could their cases be tried at the Foreigners’ Tribunals. An estimated 1,00,000 of some 2.5 million Gurkhas in …

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SC tags Tripura NRC plea with Assam case

The deportation of illegal immigrants, the petition argued, is required to restore the “socio-economic, socio-political and socio-cultural equilibrium” of the State. It argued that the petition has been filed in a ‘representative capacity’ of a majority of the indigenous people living in Tripura for enforcement of their fundamental rights. “The …

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