Fayaz Bhat

Fayaz Bhat is a contributing writer and a PhD scholar in the Department of Sociology. He can be reached via email at: [email protected]

Right to Education Act: A Critical Analysis

RTE, Act 2009 and Sociological Apprehensions On 12 April 2012, in its historical decision the Supreme Court (SC) of India threw its weight behind the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The court upheld the constitutional validity of RTE Act that guarantees children free and compulsory education from the age of 6 to 14 years of ...

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OPINION: BRICS Summit 2012: Developments and Challenges Ahead

On 29 March 2012 Wednesday, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa attended the fourth BRICS in New Delhi, India. The Summit was held with the theme “Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity”. The summit is altogether contrary to the perception that BRICS leaders meet once in a year and click some snaps together. They moved ...

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OPINION: Delhi High Court blast: HuJI and Beyond

Of all the crimes, the most vicious, nasty, brute and barbaric is the consuming of life of an innocent soul. Consumption of an innocent life is not an act touching a particular individual but it is an offense against the whole of humankind. Murder of an individual does not only take her or his life, but has many social implications. ...

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OPINION: An Appropriate Response to Lelyveld’s Book on Gandhi is a Counter Book, not a Ban

Joseph Lelyveld’s book titled, “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India” has brought great discourse on Gandhi not only in India but outside India also, after the book got reviewed by Andrew Robinson for the Wall Street Journal. Andrew Robinson in his book review argues that the book makes claim that Gandhi was bi-sexual and racist. This write ...

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SOAPBOX: Right to Education: Quality is also Important

The education system in government schools is a big concern for the entire country. The quality which is provided there only perpetuates social inequalities, making the claims of right to education so hollow. Education in simple terms means to bring out or bring forth. In broader sense education means all round development of an individual. Education in India is now ...

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