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How Political Parties Exploit the Anti-Defection Law to Form Governments

The Anti-Defection Law has several loopholes that obstruct the democratic functioning of the electoral process.

Beti Bachao: Government’s Efforts to Eradicate Female Infanticide and Sex-Selective Abortion are Inadequate

India’s sex ratio at birth has worsened considerably since 1951; however, successive governments have not taken urgent and comprehensive measures to address the issues of female infanticide (FI) and sex-selective abortion.

Do Self-Help Groups Transform the Lives of Poor Women? A Reading List

While self-help groups are seen as vital to successful anti-poverty policies , they have failed to develop the collective bargaining power of women and comprehensively incorporate the demands made by beneficiaries.

Delhi’s Pollution Crisis Is a Product of State Apathy and Ignorant Policy

The government is either unwilling or incapable of implementing effective policies to tackle the current pollution crisis.

Protection vs Privacy: The Debate on Surveillance and Digital Rights in India

Governments across the world have exploited the gap between the pace of technological development and the formulation of laws to infringe on the rights of citizens.

Ponzi Schemes and Corruption in West Bengal: A Reading List

The Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is unable to shake off allegations of protecting corporate allies.

Conservation Efforts are Unlikely to Succeed Without Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict

Managing human-wildlife conflict in India will involve addressing the power structures that exist between the forest department and the local population.

‘Unity in Diversity’? Tensions and Contradictions in Cultivating National Unity

Political leaders have been strategic about their use of history, religion and methods of inclusion to develop various conceptions of national unity.

‘Jal, Jangal aur Jameen:’ the Pathalgadi Movement and Adivasi Rights

The Pathalgadi movement questions who benefits from inclusion in the normative modern nation-state, and instead calls for autonomy to protect tribal interests.

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