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Samagra Shiksha – Meeting of the Project Approval Board Equality, Persons with disabilities

In a meeting “to consider the Annual Work Plan & Budget (AWP&B) 2020-21 of Samagra Shiksha for the State of Kerala” one element of the “COVlD- 19 Response: Ensuring safety…

Supreme Court of India, Writ Petition No. 154 of 2020, Vinod Dua versus Union of India & Ors. Civil and political rights, Freedom of expression

The Supreme Court quashed the FIR (first information report) that had been brought against journalist Vinot Dua in June 2020 while rejecting “the prayer that no FIR be registered against…

Nationwide “JaanHaiToJahaanHai” Campaign Equality, Racial and ethnic minorities

The Ministry of Minority Affairs which works to “ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities” worked with “socio-educational organisations, NGOs and Women Self Help…

SAMA-Resource Group for Women and Health versus Union of India and Ors. Equality, Reproductive rights

The High Court of Delhi disposed of a public interest petition submitted on behalf of SAMA-Resource Group for Women and Health. The petition raised the issue of “denial of delivery/child…

Broad Guidelines for Conduct of General Elections/Bye- Elections During COVID-19 Governance, Voting and elections

The Election Commission of India published guidelines for election conduct during COVID “with respect to key activities of the conduct of elections, considering the upcoming General Elections and bye-elections in…

Students to Continue their Learning by Making Full Use of the Available Digital e-Learning Platforms Education, Social-economic rights

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister “asked students to continue their learning by making full use of the available digital e-Learning platforms during the period the educational institutions are…

High Court of Jammu and Kashmir at Jammu, Writ Petition in Public Interest Equality, Violence against women

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir issued a “writ petition in public interest” in which it recognized the “steep rise” in “complaints relating to crime against women” including domestic…

Fisheries Sector COVID-19 Recovery Project Environmental justice, Governance

According to this “draft for consultation and Stakeholder Comments,” from the Department of Fisheries, “India will implement material measures and actions so that the [Fisheries Sector COVID 19 Response and…

Supreme Court of India, Writ Petition No. 154 of 2020, Vinod Dua versus Union of India & Ors. Civil and political rights, Freedom of expression

The Supreme Court quashed the FIR (first information report) that had been brought against journalist Vinot Dua in June 2020 while rejecting “the prayer that no FIR be registered against…

Government of NCT of Delhi, Delhi Disaster Management Authority Housing, Social-economic rights

Building on an earlier government order, and to “prevent any crowding/congregation of large number of homeless people” at one particular location, as well as “to ensure social distancing protocol to…