Electoral Systems In New Zealand On 26th October, Jacinda Ardern will be sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, heading a coalition government of three parties – Labour, Green, and New Zealand First. New Zealand’s House of Representatives has 120 seats, and any party requires 61 seats to form a majority
Lynching. Discrimination. Intolerance. Every day, a new story appears of a person or a group of people who were ostracized, attacked, and ridiculed for not adhering to the Hindu, casteist ideals India’s people have set for its citizens. Every day, we further demonize the diversity we once celebrated, and we
In May 2014, India’s lobbies of power were shaken and cleansed, and the people of India delivered their verdict. It was time to bid farewell to the ‘non-performing and silent’ United Progressive Alliance government and to welcome a stronger force – one that commanded a full majority in parliament for
What is Section 377 of the IPC? Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is an outdated and archaic rule introduced in 1860 by the British in India. It explicitly prevents sexual activities “against the order of nature” and this has been found to include homosexual activities. The punishment for violation
noun \ˈyün-yən\: an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of its members In the light of the recent protests in West Bengal regarding the dismantling of student unions, it is of paramount importance that we look at the history and reasons behind student unions. While the term
After 70 years since the Indian Constitution was first framed, the highest Court of the Country has finally given its verdict on Triple Talaq. A million Indian Muslims (mostly women) had signed the petition to end triple talaq in India. The Supreme Court has stated that triple talaq is unconstitutional
Ram Rahim One self-proclaimed Godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in India has managed to cause unrest in large states in the country, overnight. Amassing large volumes of followers through his socio-spiritual organization - DSS (Dera Sacha Sauda), the man has been preaching spirituality since 1990. 27 Years since he is now
Religions and places of worship cannot dictate the law. Who appoints the head of a religious institution or organization to frame laws, rules and restrictions that govern us based on our religious label? Personal Law is discriminatory and biased and needs to be replaced with a Uniform Civil Code. It is also important to understand that legal systems evolve over time to accommodate and represent our changed views.