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Right to Protest

Right to Protest The Supreme Court said farmers have a constitutional right to protest as long as their opposition against the three agricultural laws did not slip into violence. But the CJI said whether the farmers should be allowed into the city or not was a question best left to the police and not the court. The court reiterated its suggestion of forming a committee of experts in agriculture to hear both farmers and the Union government on the laws. The right to protest is a

Sedition in India

Sedition in India How is sedition defined under the law? Sedition, which falls under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, is defined as any action that brings or attempts to bring hatred or contempt towards the government of India and has been illegal in India since 1870. It defines sedition as an offence committed when "any person by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or

SC’s Split Verdict on Karnataka Hijab Ban

SC’s Split Verdict on Karnataka Hijab Ban The Supreme Court's two-judge panel recently rendered a divided decision on the Karnataka government's ban on the hijab on state pre-university campuses. Details about the news Controversy: A dispute sprang out at the Government College in December 2021 after students wrote the principal a memo requesting permission to wear hijabs (headscarves) in class. They were refused authorization. Since then, numerous K

India's Mother Tongue Survey

India's Mother Tongue Survey The Ministry of Home Affairs recently completed the Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI), which included a field video of all 576 languages in the country. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIC) and the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will document and preserve the linguistic data of the surveyed mother tongues in audio-video files. About the MTSI: The Mother Tongue Survey of India is a project that surveys the mo

Transgenders in Armed Forces

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and its implications are being examined by the Indian Armed Forces in order to determine potential employment opportunities for transgenders. Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 Legal recognition It recognizes transgender individuals as a third gender and recognizes their right to self-identification based on their gender identity.


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