Human rights in India Current Affairs, GK & News
The Supreme Court has referred the Centre’s plea seeking review of the verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act to the three-judge bench. What was the verdict of Supreme Court? The Supreme Court in its verdict had diluted the provisions citing gross misuse by complainants. The Supreme Court had noted ..
Topics: Caste • Caste system • Caste-related violence in India • Human rights in India • Indian caste system • Indian society • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes • Supreme Court of India
In May 2018, the National Commission for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, chaired by Bhiku Ramji Idate has submitted its report. The commission was constituted in January 2015 for a three-year temporary term, following which it had to submit its report identifying these communities state-wise, assessing their development status, and recommending ways to uplift them. ..
Topics: Criminal Tribes Act • Denotified Tribes • Denotified tribes of India • Ethnic groups in India • Human rights in India • India • Indian society • Law by country • Law in India • National Commission • National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes • Reservation in India • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram recently said that a consensus is being built to amend Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA). The minister said that the Act can be amended only after a consensus is built among the government.Regarding Jammu & Kashmir, he said that if the state withdraws the Disturbed Areas Act, AFSPA ..
Topics: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act • Geography of Asia • Human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir • Human rights in India • India • Indian Army • Jammu and Kashmir • Kashmir Conflict • Kashmir unrest • Military history of India • Tripura