Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
The Press Council of India has prepared a draft Right to Information Bill, 1996. It is preceded by a brief explanatory note. The Bill is a step in the right direction and the Press Council and its...
The Citizen and Political Finance A G Noorani The Supreme Court's judgment on the petition of H D Shourie on the maintenance of audited accounts by political parties is a powerful blow for the cause...
Kashmir Elections under Delhi-Sponsored Terrorists ON July 15, two leading dailies published reports of pronouncements on Kashmir by two politicians neither of whom can be criticised as hostile to...
in agricuiture, mainly through better irrigation and multiple cropping, or of increasing the stock of viable employment opportunities outside agriculture. Rural investment should be undertaken and...
Civil Rights Movement in Sri Lanka A G Noorani It is a pity that there is so little interaction among civil libertarians in south Asia. Neglect of the civil rights movement in Sri Lanka by Indian...
Landmines and Blinding Laser Weapons INDIA has ranged itself strongly against international terrorism and has begun enlisting support from other countries. It is only another aspect of that vice,...
Right to Assembly The Supreme Court had ruled, 20 years ago, against arbitrary power to ban public meetings. Recent instances reveal that the judgment has had little impact on the minds of...
Police and Porn A G Noorani Police authorities in Maharashtra have urged the state government to empower them to confiscate 'obscene material' directly, without first having to register an offence...
No Right to Vote A G Noorani How can the election officials explain the deletion from the 1995 electoral rolls of persons who had diligently exercised their franchise in every election since...

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