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How the UAPA and the NIA are used to crush dissent -Divya Trivedi Senior advocate Rebecca Mammen John on how the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the National Investigation Agency are being “weaponised” against Indians who hold a different viewpoint from the government. Rebecca Mammen John, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, believes that a larger public debate, along with consistent judicial interventions, is the need of the hour if the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) is to be removed from...

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‘Corruption first, citizenship later’: Why CAA is having little impact on the Bengal elections -Shoaib Daniyal Everyday politics dominates the discourse amongst the state’s large population of Hindu Bangladeshi migrants. “Has anyone ever thought of us here?” said 64-year old Mohadev Majumdar. “We got tortured there. And are now having to beg here. What will CAA do? We don’t have hope from any party.” In 1971, a teenaged Majumdar fled what was then East Pakistan after his father was shot dead by the army. While technically India closed...

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SC didn’t act on CAA but entering uncharted terrain on farms: Dave -R Balaji

-The Telegraph The Supreme Court Bar Association president described the top court’s decision to hold a hearing on Tuesday as 'astonishing' The Supreme Court is making forays into uncharted territory by staying the implementation of the new farm laws while refusing to freeze the Citizenship Amendment Act and the recent “love jihad” ordinances issued by the governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, eminent jurist Dushyant Dave told The Telegraph on Wednesday. “The Supreme...

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Out of court

-The Indian Express Supreme Court's attempt to resolve government-farmer problem over new laws creates problems of its own Forty-eight days of protest and eight rounds of Centre-farmers talks later, the Supreme Court has stepped in, and with all due respect, has overstepped the line. It has taken into its hands a political problem that was, that still is, the government’s to negotiate and resolve. The apex court’s interim order on Tuesday —...

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2020: The people vs the Indian State -Yamini Aiyar

-Hindustan Times The anti-CAA protests, the defiance of migrants, and now the farmers’ stir show that the everyday practice of democracy is a powerful corrective in the face of arbitrary and unilateral State decisions Three events defined India’s political landscape in 2020. The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the migrant labour crisis that unfolded as workers defied lockdown orders and asserted their rights, choosing to walk home in the face...

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