Government Indian Polity

Criminalisation of Politics in India

According to the prevalent law, the lawmakers and candidates are barred under the Representation of Peoples Act (RPA) from contesting elections only after their conviction in a criminal case. The current verdict was pronounced on a question whether lawmakers facing criminal trial can be disqualified from contesting elections at the stage of framing of charges against them.

Government Indian Society Internal Security

Is Kashmir Choking on Radicalism?

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. B. R. Ambedkar Many analysts, Indian and foreign, had assumed until recently that Indian Muslims were immune to extremist propaganda […]

Government Internal Security

Militant Outfits banned under UAPA

Gist: MHA banned NLFT and ATTF on contravention of unlawful activities (Prevention) Act for violent and subversive activities. GOI had set up a tribunal to uphold or withdraw the ban. The report highlights the recent decision of MHA to constitute a tribunal to adjudicate whether or not the two Tripura based outfits namely, National Liberation […]

Internal Security

Another Naval Base in the Andaman to Extend India’s Reach

Indian Navy will commission a new airbase 100 miles north of Port Blair in strategically located Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It will overlook key sea lanes of communication and strategic choke points. As reported INS Kohassa will be commissioned by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Jan 24, in Andaman Nicobar Islands. It will be […]