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Members of the Border Security Force patrolling along the India-Bangladesh border in Fulbari near Siliguri in January this year.Photo PTI
PTI Members of the Border Security Force patrolling along the India-Bangladesh border in Fulbari near Siliguri in January this year.Photo PTI

Actions that border on the barbaric

The culture of impunity in the Border Security Force, as evidenced by increasing extrajudicial deaths and cases of torture of both Indian and Bangladeshi citizens, must end immediately. » 3 comments
Zubin Mehta shakes hands with Kashmiri artists during the

Marching to its own tune

Music may not solve political crises, but there is no doubt it brings down barriers that separate people. »
Creatinng a culture where the woman's voice is heard and understood is difficult to create. In picture, students in Allahabad at a rally to protest the Delhi gangrape. Photo: Brijesh Jaiswal

When ‘No’ Really Means ‘No’

Feminists may have to confront the gap between asserting every woman’s right to say ‘no’ and the conditions which inhibit this ‘no’ from being heard. » 1 comment
Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sengupta, Chief Justice, AP High Court with Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, Judge, High Court of AP, at the National Orientation programme for Law teachers on Interpretation of Statutes, in Visakhapatnam last week Photo: A.Manikanta Kumar

Judiciary needs better internal management

It is imperative to have a clear long term policy regarding the manner in which the judgments are prepared and delivered »
A civilian looks at a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria in January this year. The area is immersed in a civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011. AP Photo.

Walking the red line, steering the legal grey

In the absence of a clear legal case for military intervention in Syria, the political and diplomatic process should take centre-stage »
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