Constitution of India
Back home, Assam is burning. Two people have been killed in police firing in the state as protesters defied curfews.
And all for the better too.
Of historical decisions of Constitution benches and judicial courage.
There are some surprising perks…
It’s currently in peril.
Setting the record straight once and for all.
'It is violating fundamental rights'
Lobbying by a handful of activists isn’t enough.
The details of the mob attack and vandalism related to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati are well known by now. Without
The Sheer Irony Of 'Celebrating' Republic Day When Almost Every Principle Of The Constitution Is Under Threat
What we forget while watching fireworks and stunts.
It was Constitution Day on 26 November
"The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India." So says Article
In February 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was replying to the Lok Sabha debate on the president's address. While responding
Women are victims of rape in India and all over the world, outside of marriage and within. While sanctions applicable to
So here we go again. An elderly lady was tragically mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs, and the Kerala state government has decided to take the easy way out and do a mass culling of stray dogs, just like last year. Animal lovers and welfare groups are trying their best to advocate the right to life of these dogs, again just like last year. Those who support the state government's decision emphasize that stray dogs are a continual menace to society, just like last year.
Recently, the much celebrated climate scientist Dr. RK Pachauri was in the news for all the wrong reasons. People were shocked, including myself: I had interacted with him in the past and found him to be charming and courteous. Yet, somewhere along the way, this accomplished man was accused, with plenty of evidence to back the allegations, of sexual harassment at the workplace. So, what are the laws protecting Indian women from sexual harassment?
Even if it is assumed that the GST Bill is passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, there are numerous obstacles in its final implementation. Much of the focus is on the stubborn Opposition digging in its heels in the Upper House, but there are other practical problems too that have not yet become a part of the popular GST narrative.
The plains belt of the West Garo Hills remains one of the most neglected regions in Meghalaya. Housing two non-reserved constituencies -- Phulbari and Rajabala -- the region is marred by wide-scale unemployment, poor educational and health indicators, unchecked crimes such as kidnapping and extortion, and river erosion-induced displacement triggered every year by floods in the Brahmaputra…
Why do we need a certificate from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) about the status of religious freedom in our country? USCIRF is not an international body mandated by the UN or any other international law, but a government body of a foreign state. It has no jurisdiction whatsoever in the internal affairs of a foreign sovereign democratic country. It seems like the US is slowly adopting the role of an international grandma, preaching about democratic values around the globe.
The Indian Supreme Court, on 10 December, 2015 -- World Human Rights Day, ironically -- rendered a decision in Rajbala vs. Haryana, and upheld the requirement introduced by a state legislature that in order to contest elections at village level, the candidate must have passed "matriculate examination", among other conditions. Since a democratic form of governance is a basic feature of the Constitution, it ought to follow that right to vote or contest election, even if provided by statutes is really in the realm of essential Constitutional rights.