Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 24 August 2022
- Releasing convicts on grounds of Remission
- Tomato Flu
- Public-spirited activists are challenging the premature release of 11 convicts serving life sentences for the gang-rape of a woman and the murder of at least seven people during Gujarat’s anti-Muslim pogrom in 2002.
- The survivor, Bilkis Bano, has not yet approached the courts, but it is clear that the Gujarat government’s order granting remission to the convicts should be subject to judicial review.
- People are raising questions that why those found guilty of multiple murders, including the murder of a three-year-old child, and gang rapes were considered suitable candidates for early release.
GS Paper 2: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
Compare and contrast the pardoning powers of India’s president and governor as outlined in the constitution. (250 words)
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In the most recent issue of the Lancet Respiratory Journal, doctors issued a warning about the emergence of a new non-life-threatening virus known as tomato flu among children under the age of five.
GS Paper 2: Health
What exactly is Tomato Flu? What are your concerns about this? How the virus has affected India over time? (150 Words)
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