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99% Habeas Corpus Filed in J&K HC Since August 2019 Pending -Anees Zargar The representation was submitted by the bar association, which has as many as 1,500 members, on June 25 apprising the apex court of various problems they are facing in the union territory since the abrogation of Article 370 last year on August 5. Srinagar: A majority of over 600 habeas corpus petitions filed before the J&K High Court at Srinagar since August 6 last year remain pending at the court, the...

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After Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra oppose the Centre’s auction of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining -Nidhi Jamwal Recently the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction of 41 coal mines for commercial mining in the country. Jharkand has already approached the Supreme Court opposing this move. Now, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra governments have written to the Union environment minister opposing the auction to protect its forests, a tiger reserve and a proposed elephant reserve Three days after the Jharkhand government approached the Supreme Court of India challenging the Centre’s...

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Why India’s NGOs don’t question politics and power any more -Amitabh Behar At this critical juncture in the nation’s history, civil society cannot remain neutral. The Supreme Court of India’s verdict in the case of Indian Social Action Forum or challenging the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2011 on March 6, was one of the most decisive affirmations of civil society’s role as a political actor in India. The judgement reaffirmed the legitimate and critical role civil society has to play to ensure that...

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights moves Supreme Court over CAA

-The Indian Express Reacting to the same, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement said, "The Citizenship Amendment Act is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws. We strongly believe that no foreign party has any locus standi on issues pertaining to India’s sovereignty. The Office of the  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an Intervention Application...

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Why a UN body intends to intervene in a Supreme Court case against CAA?

-The Indian Express The application questions the reasonableness and objectivity of the criterion of extending the benefits of the CAA to Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan alone. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights “intends to file” an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court of India, “seeking to intervene in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1474 of 2019 and praying that she be allowed to...

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