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We the People: Deepening Democracy through Transparency and Accountability

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Pranav Jeevan P The Right to Know, the Right to Live Accountability and transparency from government officials is essential for proper functioning of our democracy. These ideas ensure that power is not concentrated in the hands of a few officials and that they are always answerable to the people, giving the word public ‘servant’ its …

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The Bhilwara Principles: Strengthening Democracy through Social Accountability

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Pranav Jeevan P After carefully analyzing the ground realities of the ways in which the state tries to disempower them, a group of dalit students in Bhilwara (Rajasthan) presented a framework, in a public meeting on Ambedkar Jayanti in 2011, which enables them to invert the power dynamics and can be used to hold the …

Events and Activism

Vedanta Prepares To De-list

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  Damning Report Blames City Of London As Vedanta Prepares To De-list Foil Vedanta • Damning report on Vedanta’s operations released. MPs take note.• Protests at AGM as Vedanta de-lists.• FCA headquarters targeted as responsible for corporate crimes. Foil Vedanta* and a coalition of organisations have released a damning report ‘Vedanta’s Billions: Regulatory failure, environment and …

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Lacking the basics: The Supreme Court judgement on Atrocities Act

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  Sthabir Khora There is a saying that goes: ‘mastery is mastery of the basics’. The Supreme Court judgement on Atrocities Act (Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v The State of Maharashtra, 2018) reminds one of this particular saying. The adage ‘mastery is mastery of the basics’ is applicable to all disciplines including statistics and jurisprudence. This …