Ultimately, the bench decided to leave it to the government to decide whether its order needs to be diluted or further cemented.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
According to the home ministry, the institutes have failed to file their annual returns for the last five years.
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative pointed to a 1996 verdict of the Supreme Court on Chakma refugees to back its plea.
The merger of the NCRB and the Bureau of Police Research and Development seems like an attempt to gain more control over security-related data.
India’s actions prove that what separates an illegal immigrant from a refugee is not a question of actual persecution but of political expediency.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the additional solicitor general that the process to bring in a DNA Profiling Bill has been initiated.
The CRPF’s Rajnish Rai had filed an internal report stating that a March 30 encounter in Assam’s Chirang district was “staged”.
Despite the number of youth joining militancy and cases of infiltration rising, the MHA insists that the situation in the state is on the mend.
Computer emergency response teams are looking into the incident, an official said.
As the second round of tripartite talks failed to put an end to the over three-month-long economic blockade, a look at the lives of the people who are most impacted.
CAPFs face infrastructural deficiencies, poor personnel management, lack of medical facilities and inadequate promotional opportunities, which affects the morale of officers and leads to a high attrition rate.
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
Fear of unemployment, reduction in aid for poor and marginalised communities grows as Centre continues its clampdown on foreign funding for NGOs.
The apex court pronounced the verdict while addressing the petition filed by Karma Dorjee and others following several incidents of hate crimes in Delhi against persons hailing from the northeast.
Several civil rights groups have slammed the Centre for cancelling the FCRA licence of 25 NGOs and have said that by doing so the government has undermined India’s global reputation on human rights.
“What is shocking about the order served on the Lawyers Collective is the statement that they have done nothing for women’s development and empowerment,” said activist Anjali Gopalan.
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A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Demonetisation aims to eradicate black money, but the move deflects attention from the core issue to a dramatic action that may fail to tackle the problem.
Recent statistics show that not even 1% of the jails in India are being monitored according to law while prisoners continue to live in sub-human conditions.
Pakistan is attempting to weaken the case for Baloch self-determination by getting the Iranians on board the CPEC.
The filing of an FIR for theft will take attention away from the far more serious charge of murder, the trial for which has yet to start though three years have passed since the chargesheet was filed.
A report released by CRY draws a parallel between education and child marriage, claiming the disruption or lack of education as one of the major hurdles in the abolition of child marriage.
Over 200 protestors in Kashmir have suffered serious eye injuries in the last month.
Given the skewed prisoner-jail capacity ratio in Uttar Pradesh, courts are often pressurised to let prisoners out on bail even for serious crimes.
NGO heads who fought for the transparency law are also concerned that the government is trying to dilute its strength by classifying NGO officials as ‘public servants’.
Survivors are faced with the ineffective implementation of the laws, and compensation and rehabilitation schemes, as well as government apathy.
The women and child development minister has responded to a petition by a single mother seeking a passport for her daughter without the name of her husband, who deserted them years ago.
A petition created by a woman whose husband abandoned her and her daughter has encouraged others to share similar experiences, all highlighting archaic and gender-biased rules.
J.P. Rajkhowa’s report to the president of India articulates that his personal safety concerns played a role in him seeking the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
With the Ministry of Home Affairs indicating that escort websites need to be blocked, India needs to aim for a more inclusive legal design for the Internet, one not driven merely by fear of recreational sex.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
The Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the Lawyers Collective’s registration on June 1.
Giving a point-by-point rebuttal to the charges levelled against it, the Lawyers Collective said all foreign contribution received by it “were spent for the purposes received and accounted for”.
The Home Ministry’s proposals, including body and dashboard cameras, will help eradicate not only traffic violations but also corruption among police on the roads.
The draft Geospatial Bill, in a single stroke, manages to puncture all kinds of aspirations for privacy, open data sharing, human dignity, constructive speech or expression, and well, just plain reason.
The all-important post of chief of Civil Aviation Security has been vacant for over three years, and still remains to be filled today.
Ishrat Jahan is continued to be labelled a terrorist to keep the politics of nationalistic vigilantism alive. In this rhetorical din, what’s lost is the natural process of justice.
Lawyers Collective has hit out at the government for running a sinister campaign against it by selectively leaking confidential information pertaining to an enquiry initiated by the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act Wing under the Ministry of Home Affairs into its funding and functioning.
How does a free media handle press releases from increasingly faction ridden underground organisations which often amount to threats issued to individuals under the shadow of the gun on individuals and business establishments?