Is Privacy a Fundamental Right?

Is Privacy a Fundamental Right?

By: Shivani Verma.

Countries around the world are beginning to grapple with the legal rights of citizens in the technology age. India has joined the European Union in recognition of a right to privacy. What led to this landmark decision, and what are the implications?

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A Human Rights Achievement for Muslim Women in India

A Human Rights Achievement for Muslim Women in India

By: Lauren Kissel.

The Supreme Court of India recently outlawed the longstanding practice of allowing Muslim men to instantly divorce their wives through “triple talaq,” or uttering the word “talaq,” meaning “divorce,” three times in a row. The Court ruled this practice unconstitutional and against the tenents of the Muslim faith. With this ruling, India joins many other counties that have outlawed this Muslim practice and in turn strengthens the rights of Muslim women.

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Indian Supreme Court Prevents Campaigning on Caste and Religion

Indian Supreme Court Prevents Campaigning on Caste and Religion

By Steve Ragatzki.

Today's post discusses the Indian caste system, which divides Hindus into groups based on karma and dharma. The separate castes are segregated, and abuse against lower-caste people has risen to the level of a human rights violation. A recent decision by the Indian Supreme Court held that candidates for office may no longer campaign based on religious or caste platforms.

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