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Sabarimala Temple case

A PIL was filed by a devotee of Lord Ayyapa in 1990 in the Kerala High Court for the prevention of entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple on the grounds that Lord Ayyapa whose idol was housed in such temple was a celibate god and women between the ages...

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‘War on drugs means millions are needlessly dying in pain’

By Ruth Dreifuss, Anand Grover and Michel Kazatchkine, Special to CNN Updated 1020 GMT (1820 HKT) November 17, 2015 Ruth Dreifuss is former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs. Anand Grover is former U.N. special rapporteur on the Right to Health, India. Michel Kazatchkine is former executive director...

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Flushing Democracy Down the Toilet: Rajasthan’s New Voter Laws

India revolutionized democracy when it introduced the 73rd and 74th amendment in 1994 calling for 1/3rd seat reservation for women in the Panchayat Raj. Twenty years later, these gains are being rolled back by new qualifications for running for office: a bathroom and an education. What is the correlation between...

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Anand Grover : DCGI doesn’t infringe Indian patent laws

It is neither authorised by the law to assess patent issues nor does it have the institutional competence for this This is in regard to Uttam Gupta’s recent column in The Financial Express (‘Drug licensing must recognise patents’, October 30). The article not only betrays ignorance of patent and drug regulatory...

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मैंने याक़ूब मेमन का बचाव क्यों किया: आनंद ग्रोवर

हम आज एक ऐसे भारत में रहते हैं जो हमारे संविधान निर्माताओं के ख़्वाबों से काफ़ी अलग है. संविधान निर्माताओं की परिकल्पना थी कि नागरिकों (सिटिज़ेन) और नागरिक अधिकार नहीं रखने वालों (नॉन-सिटिज़न) समेत सभी लोगों के पास ये मौलिक अधिकार होगा कि क़ानूनी प्रक्रिया का पालन किए बिना उनके...

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After a decade: why we need to protect Section 3(d) of the patent law

For affordable medicines; to ensure only true innovations are rewarded with patent protection   Before the 1970s, the Indian Patent Law was on the lines of the British law, allowing foreign companies to make huge profits. Thus, we had among the highest medicines prices. In the 1970s, after detailed reports...

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India’s Daughter

5th March, 2015 To, Dr. Prannoy Roy, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV, New Delhi. Dear Dr. Prannoy Roy, On receiving a letter from Ms. Indira Jaising and others, on 3rd march 2015, which raised legal and ethical objections with respect to the telecast by NDTV of LesleeUdwin’s film “India’s Daughter”a...

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High Alert: Indian Prime Minister announces change in the IP regime!

High Alert:Indian Prime Minister announces change in the IP regime!   Under the recent pressures from the United States the Indian government headed by Prime Minister Mr.   Narendra Modi has announced possible changes in India’s IP regime, which might adversely affect access to medicines. Mr. Modi has assured the US...

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