On November 26, 2007, the UN General Assembly marked February 20th as the annual World Day of Social Justice which is being observed globally since 2009. The theme for the current year is ‘If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice’. The article expounds on the background of this global observation and how the Indian Constitution contributes to Social Justice to its citizens.
The Government, in a controversial move, has invoked Section 69 of the IT Act to notify ten agencies, giving them the authority to monitor and decrypt information stored in computer resources. The Opposition has called it an attempt to make India a ‘police state’.
CBI officer AK Bassi has moved to the Supreme Court to challenge his transfer order which comes after a government order divesting CBI Director and CBI Special Director of their powers.
Assam has shut down in protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill. The Bill which goes against the Assam Accord is alleged discriminatory on the basis of religion instigating political and communal wars.
Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act provides a delicate balance between the right to privacy and public interest. This article provides a list of information that can and cannot be shared under this provision.
When there is an imminent threat to life and liberty of a person, a RTI applicant can seek information within 48 hours as opposed to the regular 30 days time frame. This provision is broken down to understand this exception better.