General Background The Indian Parliament recently passed a new legislation “The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019” (CAA) through which religiously persecuted minorities from three countries namely Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have come to India before 31st December 2014 will get … Continue reading Hoardings by Uttar Pradesh Government: The Constitutional Angle
It was rightly said by John Milton that for establishing any liberal society it is necessary to give the right to freely express their views and opinions to members of the society. It acts as a precursor for the smooth … Continue reading Contempt of Court v. Freedom of Speech & Expression
While Indian rape laws have been amended several times, most notably after the infamous Tukaram v. State of Maharashtra, and more recently after the Delhi gang-rape in 2012, one particularly contemptible colonial vestige has managed to survive these amendments. This … Continue reading Analysing the Constitutionality of the Marital Rape Exception under IPC
The recent judgement by the Supreme Court in the case of Shakti Vahini vs Union of India comes with an air of finality on the proposition which has lingered over for long. The NGO had approached the court to seek … Continue reading What will prevail: The Fundamental Right to choose a Life Partner or Honour Killing?
What is Co-operative federalism? Co-operative federalism, in general terms, is a concept wherein the federal government, state government, and local government interact co-operatively and share their responsibilities in the governance. Corwin defines co-operative federalism thus: “The States and National Governments … Continue reading Co-operative Federalism: An Indian Perspective
Debate on article 35A started again when during his visit to Kashmir, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the BJP-led government at Centre will not go against the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the … Continue reading Article 35A of the Indian Constitution – A critical overview