Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
The print media, bar sections of the Gujarati press in Ahmedabad, have done the nation proud by its objective coverage of the Gujarat carnage. So have the electronic media. Rattled by the bad press...
It is heartening to see the apex courts of India and Pakistan agreeing on an aspect of the law of defamation which affects the freedom of the press - that the press is free to comment on the conduct...
The Press Council of India’s ‘committee’ under B G Verghese produced a report exonerating army personnel of mass rape at Kunan Poshpora in 1991; however, the victims continue to suffer even today...
There is much misconception on the ambit and significance of the right to assemble and its intimate relationship to the right to free speech. The Supreme Court alone can remove the misconception. One...
The Kashmir University campus has been declared out of bounds for the media and the vice-chancellor has instructed university teachers to keep away from the media and avoid expressing their opinions...
Has the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) made a significant impact on the state of human rights in India? Is it at all relevant to the Kashmiri who has to bear the brunt of systematic...
In July a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court summarily dismissed the PUCL's petition challenging the home ministry's secret memo issued in September last year on the participation of foreign...
While NGOs have come to the fore following an increasing citizens' awareness of their rights, the state has tended to treat them with distrust and even hostility, seeking through legislative means to...
As party to the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights India has assumed full responsibility for full international accountability for its observance of human rights. Yet...

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