42nd Amendment, Was it India’s or Indira’s Constitution?
42nd Amendment "is responsive to the aspirations of the people, and reflects the realities of the present time and the future." With these words...
Who will Judge the Judges?
The judges are the ombudsman of the people, there should be a check on their powers to make sure that they don’t enjoy Carte Blanche's powers.
Reading Gopalan: Tracing the Foundation of Personal Liberty in Free India
This essay discusses Kania J’s judgement in Gopalan focusing on his judicial reasoning in terms of the constitutionality of the Preventive Detention Act and his reading of article 21 along with article 19 and the extent of these rights.
Caste Politics in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh
Will the backward castes always be a tool in the hands of figures of authority to create a new future for themselves?
Expanding the Contours of Judicial Independence: A Quasi-Judicial Perspective
INTRODUCTION The Supreme Court in Rojer Mathew v South Indian Bank Ltd and Ors landed a big blow to the Central Government when it struck...
Right to Access Internet Services: The Present Scenario
As the right to access internet is considered by a competent court to be a fundamental right under Article 21, internet services should not be banned unless there exists a genuine threat to security at the gravest degree, such as a war or a cause for a national emergency.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019
INTRODUCTION Laws pertaining to citizenship are governed under Articles 5 to 11 in the Indian Constitution. But it is to be read along with the...
Flattening the Curve at the Expense of One’s Constitutional Rights?
INTRODUCTION When the lockdown was imposed by the government, it aimed to reduce the threatens exposed to life however, the poor migrant workers who had...
Why is the abrogation of Article 370 unconstitutional?
A reasonable analysis based on primary legal principles, on the Constitution’s language and on the Court’s own past decisions, will show us that the CAA infracts fundamental rights, in particular the guarantee of equal treatment contained in Article 14.
The Doctrine of Basic Structure in the Indian Constitution: A Critique
The "Doctrine of Basic Structure" is a judge- made doctrine to put a limitation on the amending powers of the Parliament so that the "basic structure of the basic law of the land‟ cannot be amended in exercise of its 'constituent power‘ under the Constitution.
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