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WHY IS INDIA NOT AN EMERGING POWER?

Written by – Sruthi Sadhasivam INDIA’S STATUS IN VARIOUS SECTORS Let us break the myth! India is no more an emerging power, it is a stagnant power. It is true that India was an emerging power, but today, it is characterised by a crippling economy coupled with a flawed democracy. But undoubtedly, India very much has the potential to rise […]

IS NHRC A TOOTHLESS TIGER?

Written by – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION Human rights are absolutely a pre-requisite for the dignified existence of any human being. Human rights are inalienable, irrevocable, universal and dynamic in nature and is necessary to fulfil the very purpose of life.  Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 called for the establishment of National […]

DOES UNEP REQUIRE ROBUST REFORMS FOR ITS IMPECCABLE FUNCTIONING IN THE WORLD?

Written By  – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was constituted on 5th June 1972, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya was formed to set the global environmental agenda and promote sustainable development across the globe. The UNEP works in major areas such as climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and […]

NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL

Written By – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION India is the 1st developing country to establish a tribunal to deal with environmental affairs. The National Green Tribunal was established on 18th October 2010 through the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for handling cases regarding environmental protection, preservation of forests and natural resources. The national green tribunal (NGT) comprises of a chairperson, appointed […]

NATIONAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN INDIA

Written by – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION India is known for its rich culture and heritage. The country has taken a wide range of measures to protect and safeguard items of national importance. The conservation of monuments and ancient items is not only to promote and preserve the country’s historical traditions and happenings but also to develop the state’s economy. In […]

INDIAN AIRHOSTESSES DESERVE A BETTER LIFE, ISN’T IT?

Written By – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION In India, although air hostesses need to have educational qualifications and have to undergo vigorous training, the job of an air hostess is seen in a degraded manner. It is not considered as a dignified profession to be in. Furthermore, stewardesses face grave challenges in workplace as well. Some of them are discussed below. […]

Criminalization of Marital Rape

Written By – Shruti Bharti Merely because of the institution of marriage, should a husband be permitted to act with impunity to assert his marital right to non-consensual or undesired intercourse with his wife? Recently, this question has been raised in a clutch of petitions filed before the Delhi High Court seeking to strike down the exception of Section 375 […]

LAW AND POVERTY

As per a 2011 study, 62% of Mumbai’s population lives in slums. In fact, the largest slum in Asia, Dharavi is in Mumbai. Dharavi which occupied about 175 hectares of land has a population of 0.35 million

KNOW WHAT IS – RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

Written By – Shruti Bharti With the tremendous proliferation of the internet, legislators across the globe have to confront the threat to privacy arising out of it. A subset of the right to privacy known as “the right to be forgotten” has lately been raised in a slew of high court decisions. What is the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF)? […]

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