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Policy

Impact of Delimitation on SC, ST communities

Atul Rana Introduction Recently the Delimitation of electoral constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir has taken center stage in the evergoing political turmoil. For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, there were proposals for extending the reservation to the ST community in assembly seats[1]. Almost all regional parties criticized the practice for …

Features

Countering ‘Jai Sri Ram’ with ‘Jai Bhim’

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  Pardeep Attri On Tuesday (18 June 2019), when Asaduddin Owaisi, member of parliament from Hyderabad and president of AIMIM, approached to take oath in parliament slogans of ‘Jai Sri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ were shouted by sitting BJP MPs, creating nuisance and intimidation. Such provoking and intimidation of a leader …

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Why Trump failed and Modi succeeded in passing new laws forcefully

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  S Kumar There are many parallels between Indian PM Modi and US President Trump. However, the focus of this article is only on why is Modi able to push through his agenda by passing new laws while Trump is unable to get through his way in the law making process. In US, Trump’s first …

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Ambedkar’s Cartoon and the Caste question

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  Raj Kumar A harrowing monologue is in vogue in the popular media and academic forums apropos a cartoon of Dr. Ambedkar in a Political Science textbook prepared by NCERT for its Class XI students. Apparently, in the cartoon, Ambedkar is depicted being whipped by Jawaharlal Nehru for delaying the framing of the constitution. The …

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Jan Lokpal or Janvirodhi Lokpal?

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By People for Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights (PCDHR, Nagpur) Recent stir by Anna Hazare (Original name unknown/ Education unknown) & Co. for an Ombudsman for corruption in the name of Jan Lokpal is an ‘extra-constitutional method’, bypassing the Parliamentary process which is at the heart of Constitutional Democracy which ‘We the People’ of India …