Tag: Constitution

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  • No political agenda but development of entire Jammu and Kashmir: Governor Malik

    No political agenda but development of entire Jammu and Kashmir: Governor Malik

    Malik said that he was in J&K not to make the political parties happy but to accelerate development of the state and remove genuine grievances of the common people.

    December 12, 2018
  • PM Modi, Venkaiah Naidu greet nation on Constitution Day

    PM Modi, Venkaiah Naidu greet nation on Constitution Day

    Constitution Day, also known as the 'Samvidhan Divas" is celebrated every year on November 26 to mark the day on which the Constitution of India was adopted.

    November 26, 2018
  • Constitution vs Faith

    Constitution vs Faith

    The Preamble of the Constitution mentions certain structural underpinnings, pre-eminently that India is a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic. Each of these has faced varying degrees of challenges while sustaining a composite India. However, the majesty of the constitutional spirit is manifest in the unequivocal security afforded to every citizen. Uppermost priority has been accorded …

    November 16, 2018
  • Exploited despite the law

    Exploited despite the law

    While the right against exploitation is comprehensive, abuses persist all over India, writes Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    November 15, 2018
  • Amit Shah’s comments on Sabarimala against Constitution: Kerala CM Vijayan

    Amit Shah’s comments on Sabarimala against Constitution: Kerala CM Vijayan

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s comments on the Sabarimala temple issue and the state government’s handling of the protests against the Supreme Court verdict.

    October 27, 2018
  • Dissolution of the Assembly

    Dissolution of the Assembly

    The position of the Governor when it comes to the question of dissolving a State assembly often reflects that of the Central government, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    October 18, 2018
  • Justice defined in Sabarimala case

    Justice defined in Sabarimala case

    By upholding the Constitution, the Court upholds popular will and this must be appreciated in the Sabarimala case as well, says Jewel Chanda.

    October 18, 2018
  • Women’s liberation in judicial space

    Women’s liberation in judicial space

    A round table session at OP Jindal Global University explored the challenges and experiences of lawyers and judges who are feminists.

    October 16, 2018
  • Great and the Good

    Great and the Good

    All men and women are created equal, but some will be more equal than others. A recent order of the Madras High Court by Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and M V Muralidharan would appear to have confirmed the adage. The order, passed on August 29 by a Division Bench comprising the two judges, directed the …

    October 7, 2018
  • Part-time legislators, full-time lawyers?

    Part-time legislators, full-time lawyers?

    Lawyers have played a vital role in the evolution and development of Indian democracy and this tradition continues as they dominate in governance of the country as legislators, ministers, leaders of opposition, party spokespersons etc. Besides being legislators, lawyers, unceasingly appear before the courts for their clients and earn hefty amounts despite receiving salaries and …

    October 3, 2018
  • Mr Abe’s Wish-List-II

    Mr Abe’s Wish-List-II

    The process of amending an Article must begin with at least 100 members of the Lower House or 50 from the Upper House of the Diet tabling a draft, which when passed by two-thirds majority of both Houses, needs endorsement through a national referendum by a simple majority. Though an assertive China and provocations by …

    September 28, 2018
  • SC dismisses plea to ban lawmakers from practising as advocates

    SC dismisses plea to ban lawmakers from practising as advocates

    The Supreme Court was hearing the petition which said that while a public servant cannot practise as an advocate, lawmakers are practising in various courts which was a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.

    September 25, 2018
  • Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury says Quran will prevail over Constitution

    Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury says Quran will prevail over Constitution

    Siddiqullah Chowdhury, a Minister in West Bengal government, took the protest against the Centre’s ordinance on triple talaq to another level by saying that the Constitution is subservient to the Quran.

    September 22, 2018
  • Law and Personal Liberty

    Law and Personal Liberty

    Along with fundamental rights, our Constitutional scheme envisages personal liberties for citizens, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    September 20, 2018
  • Constitutional issues of Scheduled Tribes

    Constitutional issues of Scheduled Tribes

    According to a recent judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the scheduled tribe status of a person is state specific, except for the Central Government and the Union Territory of Delhi. In this context another important issue craves attention. Tribals constitute a little more than 10 per cent of the country’s population. Historically they are …

    September 19, 2018
  • Issues in Meghalaya

    Issues in Meghalaya

    There was a time when India’s North-East as we understand today did not exist. From Khyber Pass on the Durand Line in the west, right up to the Three Pagodas Pass on the Burmese border with Siam (now Thailand), it was one huge landmass of a country. The promulgation of the Government of India Act …

    September 14, 2018
  • Person listed as SC/ST in one state can’t claim quota benefits in another state: Supreme Court

    Person listed as SC/ST in one state can’t claim quota benefits in another state: Supreme Court

    In a majority judgment, a Constitution Bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “A person notified as a Scheduled Caste in State ‘A’ cannot claim the same status in another state on the basis that he is declared a Scheduled Caste in State ‘A’.”

    August 31, 2018