Category: India

Round Table on the Indian Parliament Debates: A People’s Perspective

A roundtable of discussion was held at the India International Centre, New Delhi on the 18th of July 2012. The roundtable began with an overview of SAHR’s vision as envisioned by founder members Kuldip Nayar and I. K Gujral. The idea that gave birth to the Parliament Watch programme in India – that is, the necessity to critically evaluate bills...

Parliament Watch India: March-May 2012 Report

The Indian Parliament has been in operation for the past 60 years, a matter of pride for some, indifference for a few others who had imagined independent India to be somewhat different. Human rights in India have not been given the kind of attention and recognition that it needs. According to Amnesty International’s The State of the World’s Human Rights...

Parliament Watch India – August-December 2011 Report

The Indian subcontinent has seen some interesting developments in the past few months. Freedom of expression is inherent to a democratic set up and this has been reflected in different ways in the case of India. It is a matter of appreciation that certain significant bills have finally been introduced for consultation at the parliament. These are new legislations which...

Parliament Watch India – March-May 2012 Report

The Indian Parliament has been in operation for the past 60 years, a matter of pride for some, indifference for a few others who had imagined independent India to be somewhat different. Human rights in India have not been given the kind of attention and recognition that it needs. According to Amnesty International’s The State of the World’s Human Rights...

Parliament Watch India – August-December 2011 Report

The Indian subcontinent has seen some interesting developments in the past few months. Freedom of expression is inherent to a democratic set up and this has been reflected in different ways in the case of India. It is a matter of appreciation that certain significant bills have finally been introduced for consultation at the parliament. These are new legislations which...

India: Domestic helps left out of sexual harassment Bill Read more: Domestic helps left out of sexual harassment Bill

NEW DELHI: The government has excluded domestic helps — among the sections most vulnerable to sexual harassment — from the purview of the Bill that the Union Cabinet cleared here on Thursday for protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace. The Bill, which is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament, mandates that women subjected to sexual...