South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

The Indian subcontinent has seen some interesting developments in the past few months. Freedom of expression is inherent to a democratic set up and this has been reflected in different ways in the case of India. It is a matter of appreciation that certain significant bills have finally been introduced for consultation at the parliament. These are new legislations which are certainly required. However, for some of them, there have been several levels of opposition, many points of dissent which have to be looked at and brought to notice.

The monsoon session of the Indian Parliament began on August 1, 2011 and ended on September 8, 2011. There were 83 government bills pending before the session and 14 bills were introduced during the session. 11 bills were passed during the session and 86 bills were pending after it.

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