Meghalaya Mine Incident or Floods in Bihar, India needs equality-based journalism

Patna has been reeling under severe floods for the last few days. This is not the first time that the Eastern state is facing such a severe flood crisis. It is to be noted that almost 76% of the population living in Northern Bihar faces a recurring threat of flood devastation. Yet the state’s and central government’s response to mitigate and address the issues of regular flooding … Continue reading Meghalaya Mine Incident or Floods in Bihar, India needs equality-based journalism

SLAPP: How political parties and powerful corporations are destroying free media?

Free speech and expression is one of the crucial fundamental rights enshrined under the Constitution of India. Media, the fourth pillar of democracy, operates extensively on this constitutional principle. Since time immemorial, media has played a vital and significant role in highlighting the appalling side of the democracy business in India. Top-level corruption in a central ministry or a faulty environmental clearance obtained by a … Continue reading SLAPP: How political parties and powerful corporations are destroying free media?

Charan Khad Slum Demolition: A story of lost human rights

Charan Khad in Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh) was home to around 1,500 slum dwellers for more than 3 decades, before the settlement was demolished last year by the newly formed Municipal Corporation. Before demolition, these people, mostly Scheduled Caste migrants from Rajsthan and Maharshtra, used to live in ‘shanties’ located close to the  Charan Khad (stream). The population mainly consists of rag pickers, street vendors and … Continue reading Charan Khad Slum Demolition: A story of lost human rights

Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

India lost a great leader earlier this month. Having served as the 17th Chief Justice of India he left a formidable legacy behind him. As the nation rows its boat towards the Presidential election, Justice Bhagwati’s achievements during his lifetime hardly got any attention. The champion of human rights, he introduced judicial activism and concept of absolute liability to Indian Jurisprudence. In today’s political scenario … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

Justice P.N. Bhagwati: The People’s Judge

21 December 1921 marked the birth of a legend in the Indian judiciary. The birth of a man whose vision, intellect and need to do justice would change the face of the Indian judiciary, and give human rights jurisprudence an all new perspective. This man was Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati who came to be popularly known as Justice P.N. Bhagwati. His journey in the Indian judiciary … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: The People’s Judge

Understanding the struggle for groundwater regulation in India (in the light of Perumatty Judgment)

By: PRERNA TARA (She is a research fellow with Analysis. The entire research has been carried under Research Network Program of Analysis. ) You can reach author at: taraprerna@gmail.com  I. Introduction:- Ground water is the water that seeps through rocks and soil and is stored below the ground. The rocks in which ground water is stored are called aquifers. Aquifers are typically made up of … Continue reading Understanding the struggle for groundwater regulation in India (in the light of Perumatty Judgment)

Essay: Climate change litigation in India

Introduction:- Climate litigation is in its infancy in India. Climate-related claims have yet to be litigated in the courts. There are a few cases in which climate change has been referred to but only in passing. This situation may well be set to change. Climate change and its impacts are rapidly capturing the popular imagination in India. There is a growing recognition of the importance … Continue reading Essay: Climate change litigation in India

Is NDA government compromising the environmental governance in India?

A recent report by Amnesty International highlights that how the government in the regions of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha has failed to protect people and their rights in the process of development. The big corporates and large mining players are overriding the rights of the local communities by taking advantage of loopholes, both in law as well as the governance. Over past two years, there … Continue reading Is NDA government compromising the environmental governance in India?

Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:II)

PART-I can be accessed here Andhra Pradesh:- The Department of mining of the state has infused the manual model of operation (which they were using before) with the new technologies. The state followed up the Central Empowered Committees initiative (Indian Railways- online raking system) and introduced 2011 guidelines on procedure for loading of ores from railway goods sheds etc. to prevent illegal mining & transportation … Continue reading Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:II)

Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:I)

With the NGT and apex court taking a strict stance on illegal sand mining in the cases of Gurpreet Singh Bagga and Deepak Kumar, the problem of illegal mining does not appears to be scaling down. Minor mineral mining today stands as one of the biggest threat for the environment. The commentary talks about illegal mining of minor minerals in-depth.   The problem of illegal mining … Continue reading Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:I)