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Demonetization is a foolish step… The poor will suffer the most: Prof Arun Kumar

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2017-01-24 17:27

Economics professor ARUN KUMAR is one of the most widely quoted authors on black money. He has authored The Black Economy in India (Penguin, 1999) and Indian Economy since Independence: Persisting Colonial Disruption (Vision Books, 2013).

In an interview to India Legal’s Editor-in-Chief, INDERJIT BADHWAR and Associate Editor MEHA MATHUR, Prof Kumar describes how this hasty drive will adversely impact demand, employment and investments. We have reproduced excerpts here with the permission of the author:

The Egypt Air Tragedy -- More Questions than Answers

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2016-06-09 18:37


The most heartfelt condolences need to be extended to the families and well-wishers and friends of the Egypt Air Tragedy of May 19, 2016 in which a total of 66 persons lost their lives, including 10 crew members, when the flight crashed into the Mediterranean Sea en route to Cairo from Paris.  Even before the discovery of wreckage or long before any enquiry into the crash, the media has gone to town speculating on the possible cause, attributing the crash to terrorism, while there are other reports which speak of downing of the air-craft.

Condemn the Anti-people Violence in Haryana

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2016-02-23 10:07

 An extremely tense situation prevails all over Haryana. In the name of maintaining “law and order”, many atrocities against people are being carried out with impunity. As of February 20, 2016 at least 10 people have been reportedly killed and hundreds seriously injured in firing. The central government has deployed the army in seven districts of Haryana.

President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh: Need for a people-centred political process

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2016-02-12 15:10

In January, the President of India accepted the recommendation of the Union Government to invoke Article 356 of the Constitution to declare President’s rule in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This came about after the central government alleged that there was a “law and order problem” resulting in “constitutional breakdown” in that state.

This violation of the right to conscience must be stopped!

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2016-02-08 10:05

Students were beaten up in the most brutal manner in Delhi for demanding action by the government in connection with the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Students and youth all over the country are extremely agitated at the victimization of students by the authorities, for expressing views which may be at variance with those of the ruling establishment -- views which turn the spotlight on the failings of the prevailing political and social system -- and for trying to organise around those views. What has happened in Hyderabad Central University revealing the rot that has set within the system has been happening in many universities across the country.