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Frontier in Print

Vol. 50, No.2, Jul 16 - 22, 2017
Contents
Note: Crisis in IT Sector - T K
News Wrap - A G D
'Naxalbari 50’: For Whom the Bell Tolls - Lawrence Lifschultz
India vs Bharat: Agriculture : the Failure of the Success - Mohan Guruswamy
The ‘Dyer’ Moment: ‘‘Is Anything Fair in Love and War’’? - Asis Ranjan Sengupta
Continuing Conflict: Protests in Kashmir - Riyan Rashid
‘ADIVASI ADI BIMB’: A Tribal Festival - Papia Roy
Bane of Democracy: ‘‘Courts are Comparable to Brothels’’ - A K Biswas
Sea-Level is Rising: Bangladesh : Predictable Disasters - Feisal Rahman

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Prof. Abhee Dutt-Mazumder Memorial Lecture -4th year
On Illusions of Development & Narratives of People's Resistance

Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium, State Youth Centre, Entally, Moulali, Date:July 26, 2016 (Wednesday), Time: 4pm- 8pm;
Speakers: Aruna Roy, Social Activist, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan & Himanshu Kumar, Human Rights Activist, Dantewada, Chhatisgarh. Please join.

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23 Jul 2017

Whatever The Verdict In The Aadhar Privacy Case, There's Much To Worry About

Raman Swamy

Journalists, lawyers and politicians have one trait in common – they tend to exaggerate everything. All news is sensational, all court verdicts are landmark judgments, and all policy decisions are for the good of humanity.
The current high level of focus on the Supreme Court hearings in the Aadhar privacy case has an element of hyperbole built into it. 
The government’s contention is that there is nothing in the Constitution that says the privacy of individual citizens is a Fundamental Right. The counter argument is that India cannot call itself a Democracy if it disregards the spirit of the Preamble which guarantees protection of the dignity of all citizens. 
Media pundits have taken the issues involved to an even higher plane. There is much more at stake, they say, than just the question of protection of personal information and data -- whether the apex court delivers a judgment for or against the right to privacy, it would open up many a Pandora’s box. 
The simple truth is that the Supreme Court has begun hearing a petition challenging the mandatory use of Aadhar identity cards. The contention of the petitioners is that this amounts to an infringement of privacy. The matter pertains to protection of personal information and data. 
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