Instead of re-ploughing the well-worked terrain which ranges justiciability against non-justiciability, the real challenge is to formulate a democratically justifiable role for the courts. Do you think Indian judiciary has been successful in this regard? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

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9) Man and animal conflicts are on the rise thanks to shrinking forests and destruction of wildlife habitat. Recently a middle aged man was killed by tiger when he was tending his cattle near a reserved forest. The villagers protested against the forest department and demanded the killing of tiger. If an hungry tiger kills a human for food, is it ethical on the part of humans to demand its killing? Critically comment.

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics 9) Man and animal conflicts are on the rise thanks to shrinking forests and destruction of wildlife habitat. Recently a middle aged man was killed by tiger when he was tending his cattle near a reserved forest. The villagers protested against the forest department …

6) “If ultra-nationalism gains ground in New Delhi, it will only escalate further in the neighbouring capitals — where the easy path to ultra-nationalism has always been through opportunistic anti-Indianism.” In the light of India’s foreign policy in recent months vis a vis its neighbours, critically comment on the statement

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 6) “If ultra-nationalism gains ground in New Delhi, it will only escalate further in the neighbouring capitals — where the easy path to ultra-nationalism has always been through opportunistic anti-Indianism.” In the light of India’s foreign policy in recent months vis a vis its neighbours, critically comment on the …

2) Rivers in India are worshipped as holy places by millions of pilgrims. But due to certain rituals and practices, pilgrimages have become on of the major causes of river pollution in India. Write a critical note on this issue.

Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes; Salient features of Indian society 2) Rivers in India are worshipped as holy places by millions of pilgrims. But due to certain rituals and practices, pilgrimages have become on of the major causes of river …