“I do not understand how private schools claim that the entry of disadvantaged children will dilute merit; all that it will do is to breach the complacency and conceit of privilege.”
“Where would we in the world be without dalit protest poetry, black protest poetry or LGBTQ protest poetry, we would be equally impoverished without what has risen as the Miya poetry,”
“The idea of India was not a quest for sameness, but a respect for difference.”
“We are unmaking the idea of India, one lynching at a time, one hate speech at a time, and one silence followed by another silence. Silence is enabling these crimes to continue,”
India in Times of Rising Hate: Learning from the German Journey of Atonement by Dr Harsh Mander
Published on: July 21, 2022
Right to Life of Migrant Workers.
Writ petition in public interest under Article 32 of the Constitution of India for the enforcement of the fundamental right under article 21 of the Constitution of India, of migrant workers who are severely affected by the 21 day nation-wide lockdown ordered by the government on the 24b of March 2O2O to take effect from the 25ft of March 2020to contain the spread of COVID- 19 epidemic in the country.
The petition filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi challenged the constitutional validity of the Beggary Act on the following grounds. The definition of “begging” violated the Right to Equality envisaged under Article 14 as no distinction was made between “persons who solicit or receive money for authorized purposes” and “those who are singing, dancing, or engaged in similar activities”. Further, “pretence” is a very vague terms for the police to take action on beggary.
The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi favoring the petitioner struck down and declared as unconstitutional the provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 that criminalized beggary and made it a punishable offence. This progressive decision is grounded in a firm understanding of poverty, social justice and equity.