West Bengal: Terror law slapped on Bhangar land agitators

Source:- hindustantimes.com The Bengal government has slapped sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, generally used against terrorists, against Bhangar land agitators. These sections — 16 and 18 of UAPA — are related to acts of terrorism and conspiracy and carry capital punishment as the maximum sentence. UAPA has been slapped against 11 people including two

Pay temples before acquiring land: High Court

Source:- indiatimes.com HYDERABAD: Wondering how temple officials working under state government could give consent to the state to alienate temple land in favour of third parties, the Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday made it clear that it would not allow this in AP and Telangana. The HC further said that land transfer should be done

Jammu and Kashmir govt sacks counsel for failing to file petition against Supreme Court’s ‘sovereignty’ verdict

Source:- financialexpress.com The Jammu and Kashmir state government has recently sacked its standing counsel in the top court for refusing to file a review petition to dispute a Supreme Court’s recently passed verdict. Some time back the Supreme Court has said that Jammu and Kashmir has no vestige of sovereignty outside the Constitution of India.

3 years on, no justice for rape victims of Muzaffarnagar riots: Amnesty International says Centre and state govt ‘failed

Source:- firstpost.com The Uttar Pradesh government has failed to make timely investigation and prosecute the seven cases of gang-rape filed following the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots and deliver justice, Amnesty International India said in a press release published on Thursday. The briefing furnishes the details of seven Muslim women who came forward after the September 2013