Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
A G Noorani The Censor Board of Film Certification, by referring to the police the film Bombay on the ground that it dealt with a sensitive event, has mode a mockery of the law.
Students' Rights A G Noorani The issues raised by the Campus Committee for Academic Freedom set up in Bombay University, most importantly that of freedom of speech and expression for students within...
States' Minorities Commissions A G Noorani The first report of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission contains useful information not only on the commission's work but also on the minority...
UN Human Rights Rapporteurs Censure India A G Noorani The reports of the two Special Rapporteurs of the UN's Economic and Social Council on 'extra-judicial executions' and on 'torture and other...
By his ex cathedra pronouncements on the relative responsibility of the militants and the security forces for human rights violations in Kashmir, Ranganath Mishra has confirmed the apprehensions...
International Red Cross and India A G Noorani The government's decision to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit Jammu and Kashmir has earned it much credit But the visit would...
Film Censorship and Freedom A G Noorani Partly as a genuine reaction to the abuse of freedom for mercenary ends but largely as a manoeuvre which exploits the abuse for political ends, moves are...
The Detentions of Lone and Geelani THE government of India has behaved in a disgraceful manner in regard to the imprisonment without trial, called preventive detention, of the veteran leaders of...
Is It Constitutional to Ban Demand for Plebiscite in Kashmir? A G Noorani Is it constitutionally valid to deny or restrict a citizen's fundamental right to freedom of expression by a law which...

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