I am privileged to be given this opportunity to present the Second H.R. Khanna Memorial Lecture.I remember the days of Emergency when we, the public, were very unaware of what was happening as there was total censorship of newspapers.During the height of emergency, the people of the country were wholly unaware of what was happening in regard to the challenges which would have an impact upon the future of the country. During these times, I myself had appeared in various political detention matters in the Karnataka High Court and in matters such as the dismissal of the Karunanidhi Government on 31st January, 1976 just before the General Elections were to be held in Tamil Nadu State, really with intention of eliminating the political rival in the State. If any attempt was made by newspaper to publish any of the news relating to challenges to the Central Government, the censure would straightway cut it out and there would be a white blank triangle, square or rectangle where the news would … [Read more...] about The Rule of Law and Human Rights in India
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Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, in collaboration with Think India, Punjab Chapter, recently organised a national seminar on India’s National Security: How Well Are We Prepared?. Lt. Gen. BS Jaswal, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), VK Kapoor, ADGP (Retd.) and Prof. Veer Singh, former director (Academics), Chandigarh Judicial Academy, participated in the panel discussion. Prof Tom Thomas Valenti, Attorney, US Circuit Court; Baljinder Singh Thakur, former member, Punjab Human Right Commission; Rahul Chaudhari, National Convener, Think India, and Uday Sood, state convener, Think India, were also present on the occasion. The dignitaries were welcomed by Prof Paramjit S Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL. In his welcome address, he eulogized the efforts extended by Think India Team at RGNUL. Prof Jaswal also apprised the delegates and students that RGNUL would be the first ever National Law University to have NCC training on campus. Shveta … [Read more...] about RGNUL Holds Panel Discussion on ‘India’s National Security: How Well Are We Prepared?’
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law July 3, 2018 12:58 pm Change Font Size Recently, BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting an increment in the retirement age of judges in India to 70 years. A major concern behind the proposal seems to be the huge backlog of cases and inordinate delay, which deprives the citizens of the right to speedy trial. The underlying logic for such a request seems to be that it would help retain judges, which would reduce judicial vacancies and hence clear up the backlog. However, such a request seems like a knee-jerk reaction and a reductionist solution to a larger and complicated problem of judicial backlog. Arghya Sengupta explains the crux of delayed justice by mentioning that mere focus on judicial capacity would not reduce delays because the major reason for delays is adjournments. He supports the same based on a study by the Vidhi Centre for Legal … [Read more...] about Increase in Retirement Age of Judges Isn’t Solution to Pressing Problems of Judicial Backlogs and Vacancies
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, leader of India's opposition Congress party, said he would seek to shift the focus of the country's economic policy towards supporting small and medium-sized firms if he won power at an upcoming election. The fourth-generation politician of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty spoke to reporters and academics in London, criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for concentrating economic support on big companies at the expense of job-creating smaller enterprises. Speaking ahead of an election due early next year, Gandhi used a broad question and answer session covering foreign policy toward neighbours China and Pakistan and even Brexit, to sketch out his approach to defeating the Hindu nationalist Modi. "Of course we have to support the large industries, but the focus has to shift to developing small and medium businesses," he said at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. The centrist Congress party has been critical of the Modi … [Read more...] about Eying election, Indian opposition leader sets out small business focus
Ike Brannon and Kevin McGee, The Washington Post Published 9:37 am PDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 President Donald Trump insists he wants to attract high-skilled legal immigrants, even while pushing for a wall on the southern border - but his administration is moving to deprive thousands of highly trained immigrants of the right to work. The argument for throwing these well-educated newcomers - holders of H-4 visas - out of the workforce is that it would open jobs for unemployed and underemployed U.S. citizens. It's a lousy rationale. Our research shows that this proposal would not create a single net job, and it would also cost the U.S. economy - and taxpayers - billions of dollars a year in lost revenue and reduced economic growth. It will also likely force immigrants - actively encouraged, up to now, to move here -- to uproot themselves. Congress created the H-1B visa program in 1990 to attract more high-skilled immigrants into the country. Companies were having … [Read more...] about Trump says he wants skilled immigrants. He’s about to stop 70,000 from working.