A 22 year old sepoy, Rajendra Singh, succumbed to his injuries after a mob of violent protestors pelted stones on a military convoy in South Kashmir’s Anantnag. This was one of the several instances wherein military personnel are losing their lives and unfortunately we see no flag bearers of the soldiers’ right to life and … Continue reading A case for use of pellet guns in J&K
Time to revisit anti-defection Laws: Party’s Dominance v. Legislators Conscience
Article 21(3) of UDHR mandates that, ‘[T]he will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’. Thus, a government which rules without the will of the people by misusing Constitutional offices can be argued to violate the basic human rights of the citizen. The most effective tool of political parties of … Continue reading Time to revisit anti-defection Laws: Party’s Dominance v. Legislators Conscience
The Gorge in Georgia
This articles talk about the widening gorge between the black and the white community in US, fueled by selfish motives of the parties. This article also explains the exact match law and other shady tactics being used.
Battle of Statehood
When speaking of nations who claim of being de facto states but lack the legal backing to their claim, i.e., de jure recognition by states, Palestine is the first name that strikes one’s head. Palestine has been in the headlines for its battle of statehood for quite a while now. This battle was at its … Continue reading Battle of Statehood
Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service
I refuse to pick up a rifle. I renounce all forms of violence- Jehovah’s Witness.
“the obligation to use lethal force might seriously conflict with the freedom of conscience and the right to manifest one’s religion or belief.”
In Jong-nam Kim et al. v. Republic of Korea, the Committee held that the right to conscientious objection to military service is inbuilt in right to freedom of conscience and belief and religion, sanctions exemption from obligatory military service to any individual if the same cannot be settled with his beliefs or religion.