The editorial “Force-feeding Aadhaar” (EPW, 11 March 2017) states: “the Supreme Court’s puzzling order in February 2017—diametrically opposed to its orders about not making Aadhaar mandatory—to make the linking of all SIM (subscriber identity modules in mobile phones) cards with Aadhaar numbers c
The fact, that on an average 10 women die every day in India due to unsafe abortion procedures, as quoted in the editorial (“Right to Safe Abortion Care,” EPW, 4 March 2017) is alarming for a transitioning country like India.
Judicial propriety hit a new low with the sentencing to life imprisonment of five persons—Mahesh K Tirki, Pandu P Narote, Hem K Mishra, Prashant Rahi and G N Saibaba—with Vijay N Tirki sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment by the Gadchiroli Sessions Court in Maharashtra on 7 March 2017.
With the death of Anita Kaul, former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer on 10 October 2016 in Delhi, democratic forces have lost a crusader. The public generally comes to know about the contribution of some bureaucrats to democratic causes only when they resign in protest.