This is an excerpt from Six Monthly Review of Human Rights Situation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir (January to June 2020), a bi-annual review of Human Rights in Jammu & Kashmir published by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society & Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons.
The Order passed on Thursday by a District and Sessions Judge at Patiala House, New Delhi, denying bail to Safoora Zargar, an accused in what has colloquially come to be known as the “Delhi riots case”, is a deeply disturbing one.
This all came at a time when labourers are worst hit and their employment opportunities are shrinking, the changes in labour laws which were meant to protect their interests and provide them options against exploitation will add more pain to their suffering.
The Cabinet has approved an ordinance to protect healthcare workers from violence on Wednesday.
When I walked into Supreme Court on 9thNovember 2019, as a young Muslim lawyer to witness the judgment of Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid Case, I very well knew that the judgement would be in favour of Hindu parties, but the factor that shocked me was the absence of a dissenting opinion in the judgment.