Tag: Constitution

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  • The animus is evident

    The animus is evident

    It is a big problem for minorities when the institution that is supposed to protect minorities turns its back on them, says Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi.

    August 9, 2018
  • What is Article 35A | The history, the debate and the gravity

    What is Article 35A | The history, the debate and the gravity

    A writ petition was filed by a Delhi-based NGO, We the Citizens, stating that Article 35A granted special status and privileges to the permanent residents and by doing so discriminated against the citizens of the rest of the country.

    August 6, 2018
  • Female genital mutilation violative of constitutional rights: Supreme Court

    Female genital mutilation violative of constitutional rights: Supreme Court

    It is violative of Article 21 of the Constitution as it puts the female child to the trauma of FGM," said the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

    July 30, 2018
  • A Shy Girl

    A Shy Girl

    Our parents were friends, and Maya’s mother came to visit my mother periodically with her two daughters. The older daughter was a lively creature and would promptly lead my elder brother to the garden to walk and talk. I was left with the younger one, Maya, a shy girl of few words. Awkwardly, I would …

    July 23, 2018
  • Sanity articulated

    Sanity articulated

    In his 10 years when holding the second-highest Constitutional office in the land Mohd. Hamid Ansari did not really create an impression of  being a national figure: perhaps because, unlike some others, he viewed his role as a Presiding Officer in Parliament as one of a referee rather than a player. Yet those years give …

    July 23, 2018
  • Understanding import of Chapter IV

    Understanding import of Chapter IV

    The objective of the Directive Principles is to bring about a silent revolution, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    July 19, 2018
  • Uniform Civil Code reflects Constitution’s equality principle: President

    Uniform Civil Code reflects Constitution’s equality principle: President

    Goa is the only state in the country where the Code has been in existence since the pre-Liberation era.

    July 7, 2018
  • All cut to size

    All cut to size

    Once the political drum-beating ends and mature assessment is made of the verdict of the five-member Constitution bench of the apex court, realisation will trickle down that it was neither defeat nor victory that was judicially determined ~ only a reaffirmation of Constitutional realities, which would actually have an ego-deflating impact. As well as cut …

    July 7, 2018
  • Pathetic reality

    Pathetic reality

    It was a scary projection of the law and order situation prevailing in the country that was pieced together on Tuesday by a couple of matters before the apex court, and a government order for the social media to enforce responsibility and restraint. An explanatory footnote to that pathetic state of affairs came in the …

    July 5, 2018
  • Funds and Freedom

    Funds and Freedom

    Much has been written about the Central Government changing the terms of reference (ToR) of the Fifteenth Finance Commission by asking it to reckon the 2011 population instead of the 1971 population that all earlier Commissions had used as the reference point for determining the devolution of Central resources to the states. The southern states …

    June 24, 2018
  • Politics in the Civils

    Politics in the Civils

    Were it not for its very serious implications, the latest proposal floated by the Government to “reform” the civil service would have been laughed out of court. According to media reports, Niti Aayog has recommended to the PMO that the present system of the UPSC recommending a list of successful candidates to be appointed to …

    June 16, 2018
  • Constitution in danger, democracy in peril: Goa-Daman Archbishop

    Constitution in danger, democracy in peril: Goa-Daman Archbishop

    The Archbishop also said that human rights are under attack and democracy appears to be in peril.

    June 5, 2018
  • A way of life outlined

    A way of life outlined

    The insertion of a Preamble in Constitutions has now become a customary affair. As such, our Constitution too contains a Preamble at the beginning of the Operative Part. It is like the preface of a book and, hence, it has no educative on legal value. But as our Supreme Court has opined, if a written …

    May 30, 2018
  • NSCA demands SC/ST Act in Schedule IX of Constitution

    NSCA demands SC/ST Act in Schedule IX of Constitution

    A Punjab-based Dalit right groups on Friday said demanded the Union government to enact legislation for addition of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in the Schedule IX of Constitution to insulate it from judicial scrutiny. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the Divisional Commissioner of …

    May 18, 2018
  • Modi govt subverting Constitution: Amarinder

    Modi govt subverting Constitution: Amarinder

    The Punjab Congress, led by Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Friday submitted a memorandum to the President, through Governor VP Singh Badnore, protesting against the alleged subversion of the Constitution by the Governor of Karnataka, and seeking his intervention to save the democratic polity of the country. “A grave violation of the Constitution has …

    May 18, 2018
  • Can physics streamline the legal process?

    Can physics streamline the legal process?

    It is interesting to compare the laws of physics and the laws followed in our legal system, especially in the criminal justice system, to see if there is an opportunity for physicists to apply their analytical skills to legal processes. Apart from the word “law”, there are a few other similarities between how a physicist …

    May 18, 2018
  • Cast in Caste

    Cast in Caste

    The framers of our Constitution wanted our society to gradually evolve into a casteless society; however, close to 71 years after Independence, caste divisions have become even acuter. Caste pervades Indian society to the extent that followers of egalitarian religions like Christianity, Islam or Sikhism frequently divide themselves according to their original castes. Caste follows …

    May 7, 2018