Instead of death penalty, improve implementation of existing laws: Amnesty

Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Saturday termed a “knee-jerk reaction” the decision to introduce death penalty for those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12, calling on the government to improve implementation of existing laws to protect children from sexual abuse. “The government’s decision to introduce death penalty through an ordinance…

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As Number of Murdered RTI Activists Rises to 67, It Is the Modi Government That Needs to ‘Act Rightly’

When conscientious and well-meaning citizens are attacked for “acting rightly”, is the government “acting rightly” by not doing enough to safeguard them? Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI Yet another Right to Information (RTI) activist in Gujarat has paid with his life for demanding transparency. On March 9, Nanjibhai Sondarva…

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Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India’s Green Movement by Sunita Narain- Review

Sunita Narain is country’s foremost environmentalist. She raises issues which directly affects people. She is the Director-General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). To work for environmental causes in India is not easy. The lobby which represents vested interests regularly abuses environmentalists. Many time environmentalists are seen as people…

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