Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
By a recent government order foreign national intending to attend workshop seminars has to seek clearance from the home ministry. This order is an assault on the autonomy of Indian universities,...
Information and broadcasting minister Pramod Mahajan's order banning Pakistan TV is palpably absurd, illiterate and unconstitutional.
Though India has not ratified the protocols relating to humanitarian law applicable to armed conflicts, in a recent judgment, the Supreme Court held that the courts are under an obligation to give...
There is no doubt that Mumbai and some other cities, particularly large parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, are threatened by mafia rule. That is no reason for not subjecting the Maharashtra Control of...
Nothing remotely comparable in research or analysis to the Human Rights Watch's report on the Enron Corporation has been published in India. The report deserves to be reprinted in an Indian edition.
A G Noorani WE have become so accustomed to legislation by the executive in the form of ordinances that, unless the abuse is patent, none questions the basics underlying this unique power...
A G Noorani THE union minister for urban affairs, Ram Jethmalani's move to open the files of his ministry to the public was ill-considered and inept. No individual minister can take such a decision...
Everywhere else the ambit of minorities' rights is being enlarged. In India the Sangh parivar challenges the very concept of minorities. IN the last few years a battle royal has waged between the...
A G Noorani ON June 26,1997 the US Supreme Court gave an important ruling in Janet Reno, attorney general vs ACLU, It repays study for two reasons. The court' s description of the mechanics of...

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