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Travails of India’s Citizens, called Migrants: Sr Advocates beseech Supreme Court
MAJBOOR MAZDOOR & KANOON
30.05.20 -

AFTER A VIDEO of the little toddler trying to wake up his dead mother shocked India, after people wondered for days why our trains were routinely taking detours of days and hundreds of kilometres, after viral videos of migrants foraging, begging, looting food packets underlined ...
  


Modiji, follow the example of Israel and immediately form a National Govt
17.05.20 - Markandey Katju

On Sunday a new government was formed in Israel called an emergency unity government, in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling party and Opposition leader Benny Gantz’s opposition party will both be members, Netanyahu being PM for the first 18 months, and Gantz being PM ...
  


The Grapes of Wrath revisited
LABOUR EXODUS
07.05.20 - Markandey Katju

The Indian media has shown on TV screens and on the internet streams of lacs of migrant workers in Indian towns heading home to their villages on foot, walking hundreds of kilometers, some dying on the way, during the nationwide lockdown declared by the Prime ...
  


Centre Govt, Indian Railways & Higher Judiciary — And how they all failed the poor migrant workers
GAADI BULA RAHI HAI...
06.05.20 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE LATEST CONTROVERSY over transporting migrant workers back to their homes through the railways has added to their plight and reinforced the fact that the government has treated with disdain this poor and vulnerable section of society.

As is the wont of the Modi government, which ...
  


Media freedom and its pitfalls
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
03.05.20 - Markandey Katju

Today, 3rd May, is World Press Freedom Day, as declared by the United Nations.

In this connection I wish to present my views.

Votaries of media freedom often  treat media freedom as a fetish, as an end in itself. In my opinion media freedom can at most ...
  



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