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Case update

RTI reply contradicts Times of India’s claim

The President Secretariat has confirmed in response to an RTI application that there is no such correspondence, information and knowledge available with the President’s Secretariat with regard to the alleged harassment meted out to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, on the part of servitors of Puri Jagannath Temple.

July 16,2018

Women's rights

Parents’ ‘concern’ cannot override fundamental rights: Patna HC

The High Court elaborated on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hadiya case which had upheld the liberty of the girl to choose a partner of her own choice as well as to move freely and make her own decisions.

July 13,2018

Technology and Governance

Mahua Moitra’s writ petition against Social Media Hub

The petition contends that the SMCH aims at creating an advanced surveillance infrastructure via which the Government could “monitor” and “cut to size” all individuals who critique the government via social media, rather than its stated objective of being an analytical tool aiding the Ministry to gauge the effectiveness of its social media campaigns.

July 13,2018

Independence of judiciary

RTI reply: Justice Shukla writes to President

CPIO decided to withhold the copy of letter stating that information requested by the RTI applicant related to personal information and therefore, it couldn’t be provided under section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005.

July 12,2018

Section 377

#NoSection377: Read Krishnan Venugopal written submissions

The Senior Advocate refers to the chilling effect that Section 377 has upon the LGBT community’s pursuit of justice, as they fear being persecuted by the police under the impugned section, rather than act upon their complaints.

July 12,2018

Section 377

#NoSection377: Live updates from SC

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra is hearing a batch of petitions challenging section 377 of IPC which criminalises and penalises what it terms an “unnatural offence”, insofar as provision adversely affect consensual relations between adults.

July 12,2018

Case update

Lynching: Read Jaising’s written submissions

The submissions by Jaising, drafted by Warisha and Shadan Farasat (and team) trace the history of lynching from the time when it was prevalent in the United States as a measure to impose segregation and subordination of African Americans to what’s happening now in India against mainly Muslims and Dalits.

July 11,2018

Voices Against Section 377

Ashok Rao Kavi on Section 377

Anand Grover talks to Ashoka Kavi Rao on his life experiences as a gay man in India and the hope of seeing Section 377 read down.

July 10,2018

Civil Society

NLU Delhi students condemn attack on Sudha Bharadwaj

As students who have interacted with her in these months, both professionally and personally, we are pained and also shocked to witness this disgusting attempt to attack a pro-people and humble personality, by peddling lies and malicious propaganda on national television.

July 10,2018

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