6) Ten years ago, the report of the Sachar Committee, on the social, economic and educational condition of Muslims in India, was tabled in Parliament. Has the condition of muslims improved during these ten years? Critically examine.

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2) The Karnataka government has released draft amendments to the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules of 1961 that would implement 100% reservation for Kannadigas for blue-collar jobs in the private sector. Is it a good policy move? Critically analyse.

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7) A study by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) shows that India is the third largest importer of illegally logged timber in the world, after China and Vietnam. What is illegal logging? How does it affect forests and its dwellers? In the light of its top ranking in importing illegal timber, in your opinion, what should India do to tackle illegal logging and its importing? Critically examine.

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6) Malnutrition is a severe problem among India’s women and children. In this light, critically evaluate performance of Integrated Child Development Services and anganwadis in addressing the problem of malnutrition across states.

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5) Critically analyse the various aspects of crime committed by juveniles in India, such as the trend of such crime over time, the socio-economic characteristics of juvenile offenders, and the role of the state in dealing with it.

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4) When the judiciary and the centre argue about the need for transparency and accountability, it seems that both envision these as duties only towards each other, and not towards society generally. In this context, critically discuss on what reforms should judiciary focus more

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3) The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, replacing the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, is a big step forward in addressing the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in India. Justify.

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