Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicLiberty

Topic: Liberty

Personal liberty important part of constitutional mandate, routine arrests can cause harm— SC

The bench said if the investigating officer does not believe that the accused will abscond or disobey the summons, he is not required to be produced before the court in custody.

Indian secularism still has a future if followers stop blame game with RSS: Rajmohan Gandhi

Yogendra Yadav's understanding of Abhay Dubey's book on Indian secularism is indisputable. But let's not forget that secularism forced even RSS to accept lower-caste Hindus.

Restrictive bail conditions are posing an increasing risk to personal liberty in India

As it stands, the presumption of innocence is ignored, and for many offences, the accused has to prove innocence even for bail.

Supreme Court’s inconsistent stand on civil rights gives state a window to defeat them

As the chief interpreter of Constitution, Supreme Court is required to demarcate with some clarity the areas of permissible state action. And this is where it has been found wanting.

The echo chamber is the enemy of democracy

New Yorker editor's move to withdraw invitation to former White House strategist Steve Bannon has sparked a huge controversy.

Delhi HC to hear cases on preventive custody, says it’s against personal liberty

Court to also examine issues of absence of guidelines in preventive detention, duration for keeping person in custody.

LGBTQ will not be ostracised once Sec 377 is declared unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The top court noted that discrimination against the LGBTQ community has also adversely impacted their mental health.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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