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The NRC process: Both Complex and Necessary

If we disentangle politics from the ongoing process to prepare a National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, we will better understand the ‘what, why and how’ of the exercise, its enormity, and its necessity from both the State and the nationa....

कश्मीर में मानवाधिकारों पर पक्षपातपूर्ण रिपोर्ट

संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार उच्चायुक्त (ओएचसीएचआर) की ‘कश्मीर में मानवाधिकारों की स्थिति’ पर ....

Founding of a ‘Higher Education Commission of India’

The Union Government’s decision to abolish the University Grants Commission (UGC) and replace it with a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), has been widely welcomed by experts in the education sector. Though some of them have expressed res....

Swaran Singh Committee and 39th - 42nd Amendments

The Final Phase
Between the 1973 and 1975 several amendments came in but after the imposition of emergency on midnight of the 25 June, 1975, the Constitution was also made to suffer. One after another, amendments were carried out by a Par....

Fundamental Rights and the Constitutional Amendments (1947-1977)

The Constitution of India came in force on 26 January 1950. In the Constitution, Fundamental Rights (Part-III of the Constitution) of the citizens and the Independent Judiciary have been considered as most sacred and precious. The Fundamental Rights ....

Understanding MSP’s Role in Boosting Agriculture

Earlier this month, the Union Government made an important intervention to ease agrarian distress across the country. The Cabinet announced an increase in the minimum support prices (MSP) for 14 crops ahead of the Kharif season, which works out to a ....

India’s Looming Drinking Water Crisis

NITI Aayog has warned of a crisis that must make policymakers and the rest of us act now, and not later, because later could be too late. The danger the panel has spoken of has not been considered important enough for prime time television debates an....

क्षेत्रीय पार्टियों और गठबंधन की राजनीति का उदय तथा इसके खतरे

भारत में बहुदलीय व्यवस्था है। अनुमान है कि आजादी के बाद से भारत में 2100 से अधिक पंजीकृत राजनीतिक ....

आगे के चुनौती भरे समय में भारत को सोचने होंगे नए तरीके

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने विदेश नीति के क्षेत्र में हाल ही में एकदम नई सोच का प्रदर्शन किया है। इससे ....

Report of the UN High Commissioner on “Kashmir”: Promotion of Human Rights or creating a controversy?

The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain submitted his Report on “Kashmir” on 14th June, 2018. The Report comes at a time when the Human Rights Council (HRC) has just begun its session in Geneva. The timing could be a coinc....

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