Before criticising AFSPA, a full probe is necessary

News: Recently, the army operation resulted in the tragic death of 14 civilians in Nagaland, due to mistaken identity as insurgents. The incident occurred in a district inhabited by the Konyak tribe, who have generally been supportive of the government. Must read: Nagaland killings should prompt a broad rethink What was the response to the incident?… Continue reading Before criticising AFSPA, a full probe is necessary

BSF DG’s remark on demographic change to justify a wider berth in border areas is flawed, disturbing

News: Recently, the centre decided to extend the jurisdiction of the BSF to 50 km from 15 km in border states of Assam, Punjab and West Bengal. It was stated that the reason for extending the jurisdiction of BSF was to secure the three border states from the inflow of narcotics and weapon, infiltration by… Continue reading BSF DG’s remark on demographic change to justify a wider berth in border areas is flawed, disturbing

The case for a new constitution order

News: There is deep unrest amongst various sections of our society about how our constitution is functioning. This was evident when farmers refused to accept laws framed by the legislature and declined to listen to Supreme Court when they were asked to present their case. What do constitutional amendments suggest? The USA has made only… Continue reading The case for a new constitution order

“Centre must have a reasonable discretion to choose its officer” – Delhi HC

Source: This post is based on the article “Centre must have a reasonable discretion to choose its officer” published in Indian Express on 13th October 2021. What is the news? The Delhi High Court recently dismissed the PIL challenging the appointment of an IPS officer as the Commissioner of the Delhi Police. About the case A Gujarat cadre officer… Continue reading “Centre must have a reasonable discretion to choose its officer” – Delhi HC

Karbi Anglong peace deal points the importance of addressing small insurgencies that scar Northeast landscape

Synopsis: The recent Karbi Anglong agreement gives hope for peace in the northeast. But we need to look beyond peace deals for long-term peace in the region. Introduction The Government of India has signed a tripartite Karbi Anglong agreement with five insurgent groups to put an end to years of violence and bring peace and prosperity in… Continue reading Karbi Anglong peace deal points the importance of addressing small insurgencies that scar Northeast landscape

Spirit of federalism lies in the constitution

Synopsis Legislation in a federal setup needs careful consideration while dealing with laws in the concurrent list. Introduction Recently, various State governments raised concerns about Central unilateralism in the enactment of critical laws on subjects in the Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution. This may undermine federal principles in India. What are… Continue reading Spirit of federalism lies in the constitution

Grow up, states: CMs should know central resource transfer won’t go up. They must fix their own finances

Synopsis: States have no option but to be fiscally aatmanirbhar. Introduction Recently, TN released a white paper that talked about the state fiscal condition is not good and the state is in deep debt. This document blamed the Central government and previous state government policies for the present condition. How has Fiscal federalism changed over… Continue reading Grow up, states: CMs should know central resource transfer won’t go up. They must fix their own finances

Karbi Agreement – another milestone in PM’s vision

What is the News? The Government of India has signed a tripartite Karbi Anglong agreement with five insurgent groups to put an end to years of violence and bring peace and prosperity in the state of Assam. About Karbi Anglong Karbi Anglong is the largest district in Assam. The district is administered by Karbi Anglong… Continue reading Karbi Agreement – another milestone in PM’s vision

A guide to resolving Assam Mizoram border issue

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Resolving the Assam Mizoram border dispute Synopsis: Both Assam and Mizoram need to be sensitive to the historical context of the border issue. Only then they can hope to solve the present dispute. Background Read here: Assam-Mizoram border dispute – Explained Note: Before moving forward, please go through the above link… Continue reading A guide to resolving Assam Mizoram border issue

Why valley is still distant, With end of Articles 370 and 35(A), there’s peace, hope and democracy in J&K

Source: The Indian Express (Article 1 and Article 2) Relevance: This article explains the situation of J&K ever since the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A Synopsis: With the anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, it is time to take a stock of the arguments regarding the abrogation. Context India bid farewell to… Continue reading Why valley is still distant, With end of Articles 370 and 35(A), there’s peace, hope and democracy in J&K

Circumscription

Source: The Hindu Synopsis  Moves in J&K have been under scrutiny, especially after scrapping article 370. Under such times comes the directive pertaining to jobs and security clearances in J&K.   Government Directives for Job in J&K  The government directed the departments to deny security clearance for passport verification, government jobs to all those involved in… Continue reading Circumscription