What do you know about the Massacre at Sharpville?

Massacre at Sharpville: The massacre at Sharpville took place on 21st March 1960 when South African police opened fire on peaceful demonstrators protesting against the requirement that all Africans carry ‘reference books’. Consequently, 69 persons died and 180 were injured. This incident brought the intervention of UNO on the issue of Apartheid in South Africa, beckoned to do so, at the request of 29 African and Asian countries.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

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