Rohit Kumar is a final year B.A.LL.B student in School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He has extensively worked on 'Right to Information Act' and other such 'Rights legislation'. He has filed more than 200 RTI applications in different departments of the governments till date. He uses 'RTI' as a tool to fight corruption. The leading Indian English daily 'The New Indian Express' has covered a story on his constant and courageous fights against corruption titled "Taking on the System with Information as His Weapon". He regularly blogs for several other 'Media Platforms' on different sociopolitical and legal issues. He has formerly interned in MKSS; a grassroots organisation founded by Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, NCPRI and with celebrated Public interest lawyer Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court of India. He is also an editorial board member of the 'Express Today' an online Media Platform. He also works for 'Human Rights' in his individual capacity.
The former British Prime Minister and a Noble laureate in literature, Winston S. Churchill, of whom I am not a great admirer, had once remarked, "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. I...
What made the Yakub Memon case fascinating was the intense debate it generated. News channels, newspapers and social media were abuzz with news reports and discussions on the subject, prior to the hanging. Unfortunately, after the execution, it did not take more than a week for the issue to disappear from news-hour debates and social media…
09/08/2016 12:41 PM IST
Today, when patriotism is losing its real meaning and ideology is being placed above the nation's interests, it is an opportune moment in time to reflect on the true revolutionary nationalists of India, and bring them back into our consciousness. Today, I want to write about Basawon Singh (Sinha), who until his last breath fought for the subalterns of society but also devoted a huge portion of his life to free his nation from the shackles of colonial rule.
25/03/2016 6:15 PM IST
This ongoing controversy requires your urgent intervention, including the use of your legally defined powers as 'Visitor' in the university. In addition, as President, you are in a unique position to show the light to misguided students who are calling for the disintegration of the nation at a university which strives for the exact opposite. This is the time when you should order an inquiry in this matter, because the issue involved is as vital as the "Security, Sovereignty and Integrity" of India.
27/02/2016 5:28 PM IST
The prevalence of vigilante justice indicates an alarming state of affairs for our democracy, given that it is in direct violation of the quintessential spirit of rule of law. In order to bring these ugly episodes to a halt, we need to seriously examine why they take place.
11/02/2016 7:11 PM IST
It is an undisputed fact that the law ultimately prevails and thus is dominant over politics. A country becomes intolerant only if its Constitution and the laws which govern its people are intolerant. This certainly cannot be said about our Constitution and laws...
08/01/2016 8:32 AM IST
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