CENTRE for POLICY ANALYSIS

CENTRE for POLICY ANALYSIS

“Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex” - Karl Marx
OPINION
Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
What does the obsessive pursuit of the current regime to ensure a picture perfect execution of the ritual of Bhoomi Pujan (worshipping the soil) for the Ram temple at Ayodhya on August 5 depict? What does the decision of the government to permit and assist the ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even after Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive and at least two cabinet ministers decided to self-isolate themselves, show? In years to come, much after the
OPINION
Seema Mustafa
It should have been, but is not ironic that the first anniversary of the abrogation of statehood and Articles 370, 35-A in Jammu and Kashmir is being observed with curfew. A statement by government that all is not well, that J&K has not been miraculously cured of all it was accused of, and indeed that it has not moved forward towards the 'integration' that was promised.

This despite a year of sustained lockdowns, arrests, ceaseless 'encounters' that the Valley see as an euphemism fo
ARTICLE
Jehan Perera
Many years ago, former Government Agent of Jaffna, Dr Devanesan Nesiah, explained northern sentiment when elections were taking place. He said there was apprehension at the possible turn of events over which they had no control. The minority status of the Tamil people would invariably mean that their future would be determined by the outcome of the power struggle in the south of the country. I was reminded of these words of Dr Nesiah during discussions organised by the Civil Society Platform in
ARTICLE
Joydip Dey
Following Covid-19 and induced economic disruptions, up to 135 million people have lost their jobs and 120 million been pushed back into poverty in India, according to recent reports by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy and Arthur D Little, a management consulting firm, which estimates that disemployment 'may rise to 35% from 7.6%' pushing 40 million Indians into 'abject poverty'.

The nature of data collection prevents us knowing the exact number of migrant workers among these pe

JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT

Our Constitution has taken up the charge of transforming a hierarchical society into a modern equalitarian democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy based on a written Constitution, it is the role of the Judiciary (predominantly the Supreme Court) to interpret it. The court itself has supposed the role of the guardian and interpreter of the Constitution of India. For the purpose of interpretation, the independence of the Judiciary from any external source, including the political executive needs t...


Issue in foreign Policy

CURRENT STRATEGIC RELATIONS OF CHINA AND PAKISTAN

Parthu Venkatesh P

Since 1951, Pakistan is the only country in South Asia after India to have diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China (PRC). The two states have time-tested relations and are known as the all-weather friends. China had provided tactical support to Pakistan during the 1965 war with India in which it was defeated. China had also helped Pakistan in the Wake of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in. However, in February 2006, while addressing the Pakistan-China Business Forum, former President...


Issue in foreign Policy

Are America's International Commitments trustworthy?

Nayan Anand

Since the inception of his term as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been a favourite of the media. Be his kooky Tweets that take the internet by storm or his determined approach towards putting America first, Trump sure knows how to catch the eyeballs of both world leaders and the public alike. In the past few months, Trump went a step ahead to shake the world by his strong messages of 'America First' policy. In the same regard, the global power landscape saw ...


Gender

Right to Freedom of Choice, Right to Abortion: Ireland's new Abortion Referendum

Nayan Anand

Introduction  

The recent time can be attributed to both progress and protests alike. Caught up in the progressive third wave of feminism, there are women all over the world now coming out on the streets to fight and demand basic rights that have been denied to them. Be it the abrogation of the infamous Triple Talaq rule or the dynamic demand for changes in the abortion laws of Ireland, positive changes in the gender scenario are now foreseeable. Speaking about one such vic...