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Judicial Inquiries into Communal Violence

Most judicial commissions appointed to look into communal riots since Independence have faced issues related to credibility, vagueness in terms of reference, lack of cooperation from the state government concerned and most importantly, collecting credible evidence. How will the Vishnu Sahai Commission, appointed to look into the Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh, fare remains to be seen considering that its findings can be used by different political groups for electoral gains.

Gender Bias in Utilisation of Health Care Facilities in Rural Haryana

Haryana as a whole is one of the developed states of India whereas, socially and demographically, i e, in terms of sex ratio; sex differences in child mortality, and female literacy rates, etc, the state is one among the lowest category in India. Secondly, in the provision of public health care infrastructure, the state ranks among the better provided states of India. However, there are inter-district variations in the provision of public health care facilities. This paper examines the gender bias and levels in women 's health care by taking such districts in the state which are the representative of low provision of health care infrastructure and high level of economic development on one side, and on the other, districts which are economically backward but the provision of public health care infrastructure is maximum.
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