Governance

Refugees : India’s view

A Brief Look at India’s track record on refugees Chakma and Hajong tribals The Chakmas and the Hajongs were originally inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who were systematically forced out of that country. First, they were displaced from their original homesteads because of the Kaptai hydroelectric dam on …

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Child Adoptions : Amendment to Juvenile Justice Act

Context: The government introduced an amendment to the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act, 2015, in the Lok Sabha to empower District Magistrates with the authority to grant adoption orders.   Details: The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2018, revises the provisions governing adoptions in the JJ Act by making changes to Section …

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Preventive Detention

Preventive Detention: Preventive Detention is the most contentious part of fundamental rights in the Indian constitution.  The Article 22 (3) of the Indian constitution provides that if a person is arrested or detained under a law providing for preventive detention, then the protection against arrest and detention under Article 22 (1) and 22 (2) shall …

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World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

It is the global body for promotion and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR). It is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations. Created in 1967 Aims to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world HQ :  Geneva, Switzerland India is a member of WIPO and party …

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Sedition

What does sedition mean in India? Sedition in India is defined by section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code. Section 124A was introduced by the British colonial government in 1870 when it felt the need for a specific section to deal with radical Wahabi movement of the 19thcentury, led by Syed Ahmed Barelvi and …

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