Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

India lost a great leader earlier this month. Having served as the 17th Chief Justice of India he left a formidable legacy behind him. As the nation rows its boat towards the Presidential election, Justice Bhagwati’s achievements during his lifetime hardly got any attention. The champion of human rights, he introduced judicial activism and concept of absolute liability to Indian Jurisprudence. In today’s political scenario … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

Justice P.N. Bhagwati: The People’s Judge

21 December 1921 marked the birth of a legend in the Indian judiciary. The birth of a man whose vision, intellect and need to do justice would change the face of the Indian judiciary, and give human rights jurisprudence an all new perspective. This man was Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati who came to be popularly known as Justice P.N. Bhagwati. His journey in the Indian judiciary … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: The People’s Judge

“Swachh Bharat represents toilet users, not toilet cleaners”

Bezwada Wilson, national convenor, Safai Karamachari Andolan, and Magsaysay award winner explains how manual scavenging is a problem arising out of caste, class and patriarchy. As the government plans to build 12 crore toilets by 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the Magsaysay award winner questions who will clean these toilets and how many people will die cleaning them. Explaining how manual scavenging is actually … Continue reading “Swachh Bharat represents toilet users, not toilet cleaners”