-by NL Rajah Nangavaram On 27th August 2014, the Prime Minister with the objective of providing greater impetus to the reforms agenda of his government set up a committee to identify obsolete laws. Earlier the P.C. Jain committee on administrative reforms established in 1998, by then Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee identified 1382 Acts which qualified for being repealed. However, of these, only 415 had been … Continue reading THE OBSOLETE AND DORMANT LAWS
-by Ankit Kaushik In the clamour and din of the General Election of 2019, as the media’s spotlight shone on the winning candidates proudly performing their victory laps, the NOTA stood humbly in a corner. Even as the NOTA receives the same space on the EVM as any other candidate, it has no party workers campaigning for it; it did not make a single political … Continue reading MAKING NOTA COUNT: For The ECI to Hide Behind Complexities so as to Disenfranchise Voters, is Inexcusable.
-by Manisha Arya The following article is part of a two-part series. The previous article can be found here. III. Prominent Feminist Theory and Intersection of Caste, class and Gender in India Caste system as an institution is very peculiar to India. On one hand where the women across world face oppression under patriarchy by virtue of them being women, Dalit women in India due … Continue reading THE INTERSECTION OF CASTE, CLASS AND GENDER – PROMINENT FEMINIST THEORIES: PART II
– by Manisha Arya I. Positionality of Dalit Women in Caste and Class Hierarchy One of the incidents in Tamil Nadu where a Dalit women leader who demanded higher wages was raped and then killed by upper-caste landlords. By demanding high wages in public space, the Dalit woman leader had violated the limits of her caste status which are defined by passivity and submissiveness and … Continue reading THE INTERSECTION OF CASTE, CLASS AND GENDER – A FEMINIST ANALYSIS: PART I