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NJAC and The Tragedy of the Library of Alexadria

NJAC and The Tragedy of the Library of Alexadria

The Royal Library of Alexandria was founded by the Greek general Ptolomy II, the successor to Alexander the Great. Built in the 3rd century BC, it was the  centre of learning of the classical world. It had a precious collection of 5,00,000 papyrus scrolls of world's greatest and foremost thinkers, astronomers, philosophers, mathematicians, litterateurs, scientists like Homer, Plato, Socrates, Euclid, Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Erasistratus, Hipparchus, Aedesia,  Theon, Hypatia and Aristarchus of Samos. If legend is to be believed the hunger of Ptolemy III for knowledge was so great that he decreed that all ships docking at the port should surrender their manuscripts to the …

NLU Delhi’s Death Penalty Research Project raises 7 lakhs in 7 days for rehabilitation of Adambhai, one of the acquitted persons in the 2002 Akshardham terror case

NLU Delhi’s Death Penalty Research Project raises 7 lakhs in 7 days for rehabilitation of Adambhai, one of the acquitted persons in the 2002 Akshardham terror case

In a display of unparalleled compassion, the Death Penalty Research Project, National Law University has successfully raised the target amount of Rs. 7 lakhs in 7 days, to help in rehabilitation of Adam Suleiman Ajmeri, one of the acquitted persons in the 2002 Akshardham terror case. Seeking support for Adambhai and his family, the campaign note had said, “Grim memories are woven into Adambhai’s past, proffering neither solace nor escape, and the future does not seem to hold in its uncertainty the promise of a better life. He does not have the means to eke out even a meager living, much less the ability to reconstruct his life from the shattered remains of what is left of his past. Let …

[Exclusive] : A true Account by Anoop Kumaran , who slayed draconian 118(d) of Kerala Police Act, along with 66A IT Act; Why our ruling class panic of the democratization of communication space?

[Exclusive] : A true Account by Anoop Kumaran , who slayed draconian 118(d) of Kerala Police Act, along with 66A IT Act; Why our ruling class panic of the democratization of communication space?

The recent judgment of the Honourable Supreme Court of India in Shreya Singhal v. UoI [Anoop.M.K v. UoI] is a milestone in the history of fights for rights and freedom in India. It will be hailed for years to come for upholding the freedom of speech and expression. In this case, the Supreme Court declared section 66A of the Information Technology Act and Section 118d of the Kerala Police Act as unconstitutional. This decision raises important questions as to what prompted the central and the state legislature to enact such laws and what is happening at the ground level when these laws are implemented? I was one of the petitioners in the case that challenged the controversial provision of …

Judicial Misconduct of some Judges of High Courts and Supreme Court provoked me to file RTIs relating to Judiciary; In Conversation with Subhash Chandra Agrawal

Judicial Misconduct of some Judges of High Courts and Supreme Court provoked me to file RTIs relating to Judiciary; In Conversation with Subhash Chandra Agrawal

Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal, aptly referred to as the “Badshah (King) of RTI”, has been considered to be on a quest to make the right to information the right to action. He holds the Guinness world records for writing maximum letters published in a newspaper till date. His expertise with the RTI is unparalleled by none other. In 2009, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari gave him the first ever RTI award. He firmly believes that “No subject is too trivial – small correction in the society can make a big difference”. He likes Parsi philosophy of work for society, not for oneself. Mr. Agrawal utilizes the RTI Act optimally to gather crucial information from all wings- judiciary, …

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