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Common Cause and many renowned citizens have filed a PIL challenging the arbitrary appointments of India's new Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioner as illegal and void, and violative of the principles of 'impeccable integrity' and 'institutional integrity' laid down by the Apex Court in the landmark Vineet Narain Vs Union of India case of 1998.

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MAKING INDIA SAFE FOR HER DAUGHTERS

Oct 21, 2015
Volume: XXXI No. 4
India is in mourning. One of her daughters, a promising 23-year old physiotherapy student, was the victim of a brutal gang rape in South Delhi in the night of December 16, 2012 and succumbed to her injuries two weeks later. She was aptly named Nirbhaya –the fearless- by the media in view of her valiant resistance to the crazed perverts who had assaulted her and the indomitable spirit shown by her in the face of death. The incident aroused the national conscience like no other crime in the ... Read More

MAKING INDIA SAFE FOR HER DAUGHTERS

Oct 21, 2015
Volume: XXXI No. 4
India is in mourning. One of her daughters, a promising 23-year old physiotherapy student, was the victim of a brutal gang rape in South Delhi in the night of December 16, 2012 and succumbed to her injuries two weeks later. She was aptly named Nirbhaya –the fearless- by the media in view of her valiant resistance to the crazed perverts who had assaulted her and the indomitable spirit shown by her in the face of death. The incident aroused the national conscience like no other crime in the ... Read More

JOINT SUBMISSION TO JUSTICE VERMA COMMITTEE

Oct 21, 2015
5th January 2013   Hon’ble Justice J. S. Verma Former Chief Justice of India, Chairperson of the Committee constituted to give report regarding changes in law for faster trial and proper punishment in case of sexual offence of extreme nature against women. Re: Submissions from NGOs working on Police Reform – Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Common Cause, Foundation for Restoration of National Values and Manushi Hon’ble Justice Verma and Committee Member... Read More

BYE-BYE, MY BRAVE SISTER...

Oct 21, 2015
*Geetika Jaswal   She was brave, she fought with all her might, but she is gone today…may be for a better world where she can finally rest in peace! With her death has again started a circus of obligatory condolence messages, blame games, clarifications, fake promises, political mileage,! But Frankly…I DON’T GIVE A DAMN! It is personal tragedy for me…it’s a day of mourning for me because I have lost a braveheart sister today. A sister whose ... Read More

WHERE JUSTICE REMAINS ELUSIVE

Oct 21, 2015
*Indira Unninayar Overview – the crucial need to change the Indian justice system It is high time we in India give ourselves a system that genuinely promotes rather than actively hinders the dispensation of justice. For, India is grappling with an unprecedented loss of public faith in its judiciary. Our present justice system is ridden with a multitude of problems -outdated laws and antiquated systems, maze of procedural complexities, a strongly ‘adversarial’ character... Read More

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS OF CWG 2010 WAIT FOR JUSTICE

Oct 21, 2015
The cause of construction workers involved in various building projects related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games has been espoused by a coalition of civil society organizations including Common Cause. The saga of their flagrant exploitation and long wait to receive their legitimate dues was first brought to the notice of our readers in our issue of Jan-Mar’09. In our issue of April–June 2010, we provided an update on the PIL filed jointly by the Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, ... Read More

ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2011-2012

Oct 21, 2015
During the year under report, the Society continued to carry forward the legacy of its Founder- Director, Mr. H.D. Shourie and ventilate the common problems of the people with a view to securing their resolution. In its various initiatives, the Society received the cooperation and support of likeminded civil society organizations and activists in full measure. The Society continued to extend moral, intellectual and material support to India Against Corruption and deployed its best efforts to ... Read More

GENERAL INFORMATION

Oct 21, 2015
Under the Rules & Regulations of COMMON CAUSE as amended by the Governing Council on March 8, 2007, The membership of the Society is open to individuals irrespective of caste, creed or community. Organisations, which were members of the Society as on March 8, 2007, shall henceforth be Honorary members without voting rights. The membership fee for new Individual members (with voting rights) is Rs.500/- for one year and Rs.2,500/- for life. New Ass... Read More

HUMOUR

Oct 21, 2015
A physician told me about one of his favourite patients. The doctor once asked the fellow if he had lived in the same place all his life. The man replied. ‘Nope, I was born in the bedroom next to the one where I sleep now.’ ••••••••• In the middle of a dispute the husband said: ‘Let’s not quarrel, my dear, let’s discuss the thing sensibly.’ ‘No,’ said the angry wife, ‘every time we discuss ... Read More