Mains Value Addition
State repression that breaches public peace
The kids are not alright.
Syllabus– GS2: IR: India and its neighbourhood
–GS 2: IR
Why in News?
The Government of Telangana, on March 30, 2021, issued a notification (G.O. Ms.73) banning 16 organisations under the Telangana Public Security Act, 1992 (TPSA), declaring them as ‘unlawful associations’ and ‘new front organisations of the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist)’, which was made public three weeks later on April 24, 2021.
Syllabus– GS 2: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability
Notification amidst tensions: –
Global Example: –
Northern Ireland introduced preventive detention on August 9, 1971, only to abandon it on December 5, 1975. Preventive detention in this country is as old as independent India and is protected lovingly by its Constitution. Imprisonment is itself a form of punishment under the Penal Code (Section 53.) Detention laws empower the States to designate the place.
Police and law and order are State subjects. A constitutional amendment and its strained interpretation were used to justify the NIA Act. The Centre steps in and imposes its own fiat on the State police. Settled rules of criminal jurisprudence regarding grant of bail, confessions and period of investigation are violated by the NIA.
It is state repression that breaches public peace. Not the demand by citizens for state accountability. Explain.
Why in News?
Recent anti-stigma movement led by celebrities by disclosing & revealing their struggles with mental illness.
Recent studies showcasing the positive impact of COVID on mental health in the direction of de-stigmatization.
Syllabus– GS2: Issues relating to relating to Mental Health.
According to Graham Thornicroft a renowned psychiatrist, Stigma is divided into three components- Knowledge, Attitude & Behaviour, whereas behavior emerges from social isolation such as pandemic-induced lockdown as well as exclusion from mainstream society.
What is Mental Health?
India & Mental health:
Mental Health & Children:
Mental Health and related issues
Mental health & COVID:
Positives impact of COVID on mental Health:-
Government Measures: –
Discuss how the Collateral advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic could be a sense of new normality that can help people to feel less stigmatized whilst seeking help.