First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law.
Public-spiritedness does not always require self-sacrifice or deep ethical thinking, though ethics, of course, can help.
Media reports in support of Aadhaar claiming that lakhs of ‘ghost students’ avail midday meals are based on unverified claims, not serious investigation.
Far from ensuring that your identity information is secure, the government is selling it (or is, at least, authorised to sell it) to anyone who has your number and cares to pay the fees.
The Finance Ministry’s proposals for high-tech cash transfers as a foundation for social policy in India are fraught with dangers.
The impending rollback of the Antyodaya programme is both unjust and illegal