Reports - Year Wise

05 Sep 1983
For many outsiders Bihar evokesimages of crime, corruption, and caste wars. Sensationelized reports of caste conflicts, the periodical exposure of scandals in high places and regular news of criminal gang operations from Bihar greet newspaper readers with unfailing regularity. But behind these 'popular' perceptions lie the bitter struggles of ordinary peoply which are unnoticed, unreported,...
03 Jul 1983
The Lok Sabha, on May 3, 1983, passed the Central Industrial Security Force (Amendment) Bill transforming the character of the security force formed fourteen years ago by a Parliamentary Act. This force, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has the responsibility to protect industrial undertakings owned by Centre, and if so requested, those owned by state governments. The amendment is...
14 Jun 1983
A report on the Armed Forces (Assam and Manipur) Special Powers (Amendment) Act 1972, popularly known as the Disturbed Areas Act. This act has a unique character in that the armed forces reign supreme over the civil powers. The report feels that the democratic public can no longer remain silent spectators, and must take a firm stand, because neither legal safeguards nor judicial intervention...