August 28, 2018 witnessed raids at the houses and arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj from Faridabad, Gautam Navlakha from New Delhi, Professor Varavara Rao from Hyderabad, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves from Mumbai and house raids of Fr. Stan Swamy in Ranchi, Anand Teltumbde in Goa, daughters of Professor Varavara – Anala and Pavana, journalist K V Kumaranath, EFLU Professor Satyanarayana, journalist Kranti Tekula and Naseem in Hyderabad and Susan Abraham in Mumbai.
“Aadhaar Act and Artificial Intelligence pave the way for jurimetrics, the death of justice as we know it”.
On 22nd June 2018, in an unusual move Arun Jaitley posted an article edited by the India TV editorial team on the facebook. (ref.: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-jaitley-writes-social-media-post-...).
The President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
A meeting of concerned citizens of Gujarat met on Thursday, 19th July 2018 in Ahmedabad under the auspices of Movement for Secular Democracy (M.S.D.). The meeting was chaired by eminent journalist, activist and convenor of M.S.D. Shri Prakashbhai N. Shah. A resolution on recent attack on Shri Swami Agnivesh and rise in ‘Mobocracy’ in the country was passed in the meeting. The resolution is as follows:
The alleviation of poverty, the fair distribution of natural wealth, and the assurance of social justice are some of the essential components of good governance. To achieve this, the State needs to apply the precepts of the Directive Principles, contained in Part IV of our Constitution. The essence of the Directive Principles lies in Article 38, which echoing the Preamble, reads:
“38. State to secure a social order for the promotion of welfare of the people.