CM Yediyurappa’s plans to construct a 101-foot-tall Kempegowda bronze statue at the Bengaluru airport at the cost of Rs 100 crore is widely seen as an attempt by the BJP to gain leverage with the Vokkaliga community. The name of the founding father of Bengaluru — Kempegowda or Nada Prabhu Kempegowda — is hard to … Continued
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Last week, while hearing a matter relating to properties of a Goan, the Supreme Court described Goa as a “shining example” with a Uniform Civil Code, observed that the founders of the Constitution had “hoped and expected” a Uniform Civil Code for India but there has been no attempt at framing one. What is a … Continued
The Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told a Bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi that since 1990, 41,866 persons have lost their lives in 71,038 terror incidents. This included 14,038 civilians; 5,292 security personnel and 22,536 terrorists. Response of Supreme Court 1. The Supreme Court found the government’s statistics of thousands of … Continued
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the state’s stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), which enables authorities to detain any individual for two years without trial. What is the PSA? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 is a preventive detention law, under which a person is taken into … Continued
Fourteen years since the implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act, Rajasthan has launched “Jan Soochna Portal” (public information portal) to increase transparency and accountability in governance. What does the portal cover? The portal details various schemes run by 13 government departments — the employment guarantee programme, sanitation, the public distribution system among others, by … Continued
What happened? A banner put up on a road divider in Chennai by a functionary of the AIADMK to celebrate a wedding, fell on a young woman riding a two-wheeler. Consequently, she went off balance and under a tanker lorry, leading to her death. Only two years ago, a young engineer, died under similar circumstances … Continued
Response of State governments The steep penalties for violation of road rules that came into force on September 1 under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 have produced a backlash, with several State governments opting to reduce the quantum of fines, or even to reject the new provisions. Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in … Continued
What has happened? The decision of the Jharkhand police that the killing of Tabrez Ansari, 24, in June did not amount to murder is quite debatable. They have chosen to charge the 11 men arrested for his lynching with culpable homicide that does not amount to murder. To the layman, it would seem strange that … Continued
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said last week that pollution levels in Delhi, primarily the concentration of particulate matter, has reduced by 25% over a period of four years. Five years ago, in 2014, a global study on air quality trends by the World Health Organisation had declared Delhi the most polluted city in the world. … Continued
The recent appointment of five Governors by the President must be viewed with grave scepticism. By nominating persons who are deeply embedded within the Bharatiya Janata Party ecosystem, the Union Government has sent the clear and ominous signal that constitutional principles and judicial diktats are secondary to the propagation of the party’s ideology. Who are … Continued