Articles by Pallavi Rebbapragada
Apr 24, 2018
Sabrina Lall's letter can't pardon Manu Sharma, only the law can: Understanding social impact of correctional prison reformFormer IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who has worked extensively on prison reform at Tihar Jail, said that it is the law and not individuals which has to decide about pardons, since such decisions have a social impact
Apr 18, 2018
DCW chief Swati Maliwal must act, not fast: Delhi's depleting de-addiction centres put women at risk, fuel drug abuseSwati Maliwal also wants a high-level committee comprising the Union home minister, Delhi’s chief minister, Delhi’s Lt Governor and police commissioner and head of the Delhi Commission for Women to be set up to discuss crimes against women and that these meetings be broadcast publicly.
Apr 05, 2018
Violence during Bharat Bandh, JNU agitation underlines need to make India safer place to protestProtests had turned violent during the Bharat Bandh and JNU protests. To prevent this, better Centre-state co-ordination and better measures of crowd control are needed.
Apr 04, 2018
Guidelines on fake news: Why would govt put curbs on handful of journalists with access to its inner workings?Within 24 hours of the announcement of a new guideline of suspending a journalist’s accreditation the moment, there is a complaint of fake news, PMO withdrew the ill-conceived order that posed a threat to the functioning of democracy.
Apr 03, 2018
JNU's selective outrage over alleged sexual offenders reeks of hypocrisy that must be structurally addressedJNU: The fact that one complainant is fighting a lone legal battle and another set has found support in a campaign that made national headlines shows it is not the person but the ideology of the offender that matters more.
Mar 26, 2018
Anna Hazare’s Delhi agitation sees sparse crowds as tripartite nature of demands dilutes movementAnna Hazare's andolan at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan was sparsely populated with protestors because of the tripartite nature of his demands.
Mar 25, 2018
Yagya in Meerut against polluted air: Pollution control boards need empowering, selective disdain won't clean up environmentThe yagna in Meerut against air pollution has evoked strong reactions. However, for a lasting solution, a structural framework and implementation of laws is needed.
Mar 23, 2018
Parliament logjam engineered by govt to divert attention from PNB scam, Mosul massacre: Jyotiraditya Scindia tells FirstpostGovernment is interested in the functioning of Parliament when it wants to stand up and make a statement and not beyond that, says Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Mar 18, 2018
Indian Army low on ammunition and supplies, but Nirmala Sitharaman insists vice chiefs given enough power to solve problemHyper-nationalistic sentiments extolling the Indian Army’s glory and supreme valour cannot place an iron shield on the truth that the defence forces are low on ammunition.
Mar 17, 2018
News18's Rising India Summit: BJP, Congress' war of words on unemployment underlines intertwined nature of politics, economicsIt is claimed that politics and economics are two different realms. However, as India's experience shows, the two can never be completely separated.