ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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India’s ‘Three Pest Campaign’

Over the last few years, the central government has declared certain species of wild animals as “vermin” in some states, thus allowing uncontrolled hunting of these animals. This removal of protection raises serious concerns with respect to its legality, constitutionality, and ethics. An analysis of notifications declaring species as vermin shows that this was done in an arbitrary manner without any scientific assessments. There is thus a clear need to review the manner in which wild animals were declared as vermin.

Kashmiri Muslims in Delhi

Kashmiris who travel to Delhi each year in pursuit of a livelihood report a sense of insecurity and vulnerability during their stay, apart from ceaseless harassment by the police.

A Well-Intentioned Budget

The Budget for 2001-2002 is certainly not wanting in terms of good intentions and a thrust in the right directions. The main question is whether these intentions are likely to be translated into reality.

Fiscal Turnaround

Moderate market borrowing relative to the budgetary target and consistently modest use of ways and means advances from the RBI point to an impressive turnaround in the central government's fiscal position in the current year.
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