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 Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 which amends Article 16 of the Constitution to provide 10% reservation for the general category Economically Weaker Section for government jobs and admission to higher educational institutions. But will it pass the judicial scrutiny is what is debated.
The Constituent Assembly was the pioneering set of individuals who set out to create the Constitution for the world’s largest democracy. From Fundamental Rights to National Language, all controversial aspects were discussed and debated by the Assembly and became part of the Constitution, but still, there is a lack of awareness of their importance.
The Supreme Court on December 5, 2018, allowed centers Witness Protection Scheme 2018 especially directing the State Government to set up witness deposition complexes with a years’ time. This report summarises the order of the Supreme Court and what it holds for witnesses.
World Toilet Day is celebrated on November 19th as a reminder of the goal to bring in access to toilet to every household by 2030. The article explores rights of Indians to access toilets in hotels, restaurants, etc.
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.