THE Bank Employees Federation of India has welcomed the Supreme Court’s order on April 26 directing the Reserve Bank to stop blocking disclosure of documents such as the list of loan defaulters and annual inspection reports of banks under the Right to Information Act.
THE people of Kashmir valley and all shades of political opinion there are highly perturbed by reports of the efforts to do away with Article 35A of the constitution.
This has come in the context of the petitions being heard in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional provision and the fact that the central government has not made its position clear on the matter.
Left parties – CPI(M), CPI, AIFB, RSP, CPI(ML)-Liberation and SUCI (C) – have issued the following statement on November 24
DECEMBER 6, this year, marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. In the current situation, it is essential to observe this day in defence of secularism and democracy.
The RSS led outfits have begun a campaign to demand that the central government pass a legislation/ordinance to facilitate the building of the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, bypassing the Supreme Court.
THE All India Lawyers Union, in a statement issued on April 10, has expressed shock and dismay at the incident of a girl accusing a sitting BJP MLA from Bangarmau in Uttar Pradesh and attempting suicide infront of chief minister Yogi Adityanath's residence. More shocking is the silence of the chief minister on the incident and the custodial torture and resultant death of the father of the girl suggesting involvement of the brother of the MLA. The police of concerned police station is complicit.
THE executive committee of the All India Peoples Science Network (AIPSN) met on March 17-18 in Chennai and decided to join the Global March for Science to be held on April 14. The AIPSN sees a pattern in the attacks on science and reason across the world. The US president Trump’s denial of climate science, and the current Indian central government ministers’ rejection of evolution, and other scientific advances, are prime examples.