Polity

Right to Language

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What is the issue? The language data of the census are not made public by the government since 1961 census. What is the problem with the language data? During the colonial times, language was tre…

July 21, 2017 0 455

Need for a legislation on lynching

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What is the issue? The recent central government's ban on cattle slaughter has given way to lynching and cow vigilantism (law enforcement undertaken without legal authority by a self-appointed…

July 20, 2017 0 530

Demand for a separate State Flag

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Why in news? Kannada and Culture Department of the state government recently notified the setting up of a committee to examine the feasibility and legal issues around the demand. What is the Karnata…

July 19, 2017 0 882

Right to Privacy

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What was the issue? The government’s move to make AADHAR mandatory for all citizens has once again triggered a debate around Right to Privacy. What is the present status of right to privacy? …

July 18, 2017 1 1185

Special Status to J&K

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What was the issue? The Centre asked the Supreme Court to debate on the special status granted to the State of Jammu and Kashmir. What was the case? Jammu and Kashmir High Court earlier ruled tha…

July 18, 2017 0 823

Status of Gorkhaland Agitation

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Why in news? The stir for a separate Gorkhaland state now had entered its fifth week. What is the present status of the agitation? Seven people had lost their lives so far. There are lots of tw…

July 17, 2017 0 1028

CBFC culls Documentary

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Why in news? Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to clear a documentary on Amartya Sen called ‘The Argumentative Indian’ until words such as “Cow”, “G…

July 15, 2017 1 809

Need for directly elected mayors

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Why in news? Maharashtra cabinet has recently approved a proposal for direct election of the village sarpanch, the head of the gram panchayat, who was earlier elected indirectly by elected representa…

July 12, 2017 1 833

Codification of Parliamentary Privileges

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Click here for Part I What is the issue? With no codified laws for what constitutes a breach of privilege, it has become a tool in the hands of the ruling party. Is the power of privilege too…

July 11, 2017 0 1271

Selection of Election Commissioners

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Why in news? The supreme court heard a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a ‘neutral and independent selection committee’ to recommend names for the post of Chief Electio…

July 06, 2017 0 965

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