Supreme Court Bar Association condemns use of force and repressive measures against protesting farmers

New Delhi: The Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association has resolved to condemn the use of force and repressive measures against farmers protesting against the Centre’s new agri laws. The SCBA committee has called upon all concerned to uphold and protect the constitutional right of all citizens to peaceful protest. “The Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association has been dismayed to read reports in the media about the use of brute force to break up peaceful protests, where citizens raise their voices against State actions which…

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India emerges as most dangerous country after Mexico for working journalists

By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi/ Geneva: India has emerged as the most dangerous country for working journalists after Mexico in the world as the Covid-19 devastated year witnessed the murder of 83 media workers globally, said Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) in its annual report released in Geneva on Thursday. The number of journalists killed this year increased by 10 percent compared to last year 2019. The international media rights body on Thursday urged to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice. In total, since January, 84 media workers…

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NSUI writes to Jamia VC over online semester exams issue

The NSUI leader further pointed out that another problem lies in the point wherein the guidelines mention that it is totally the student’s responsibility to take care of proper internet connection, and any other problem pertaining to the examination New Delhi: A day after the Jamia Milia Islamia University announced to conduct the semester examination via online mode from December 21 onwards, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) has demanded the varsity to relook into its decision as many students does not have the laptop, smartphone or internet connectivity. In…

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Anti-cow slaughter bill: BJP forced to take a step back due to lack of numbers in Upper House

In the 75-member house, BJP has 31 members, the Congress 28, JDS 14, 1 chairman and 1 independent Bengaluru: Fearing the loss of face, the ruling BJP on Thursday did not table the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill – 2020 which is also popularly known as anti-cow slaughter Bill in the Legislative Council. Though the ruling BJP has attained status of a single largest party but the combined Opposition parties (Congress and Janata Dal Secular) strength is much higher compared to the BJP. In the 75-member house,…

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