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Constitution
Books  /  Published 14.02.20

More shades than one

These are fraught times. Interestingly, the Constitution has become a powerful emblem of protest. Perceived as the ultimate saviour, “We, the people of India” have embraced it in a remarkable show...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

India  /  Published 05.08.19

Fear of moneyed land buyers

The debate on the continuation or abrogation of Article 370, titled a “temporary” provision in the Indian Constitution, has been going on for decades but it was almost unthinkable that Jammu and K...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.08.19

State House nod needed ‘before’ President acts

Much of the country is divided on the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. For every argument against Article 370, there is one in its favour: ‘Temporary’ featureArgument against Article 370: The ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.09.19

SC sets up 5-judge Constitution bench to hear pleas challenging abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court on Saturday set up a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N. V. Ramana to hear a batch of pleas related to abrogation of Article 370 provisions that gave special status to...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.05.20

Last advice as judge: Statute holy book

Judges should decide cases on the basis not of their religious beliefs but of the Constitution, Justice Deepak Gupta of the Supreme Court said as he retired on Wednesday.“l must say that when a judg...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.06.19

Maratha quota valid but should be lowered: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education but said the quota should be reduced from the present 16 ...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

The government must act now on violence against minorities

Some allegations can rankle. A report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has alleged that vigilante groups have consistently harassed and intimidated Muslims and lower ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.20

Rights and duties of the citizen

Freedoms of speech, expression, assembly and trade are fundamental rights of every Indian citizen. Despite this solemn constitutional guarantee, an innocuous slogan, ‘Pakistan zindabad, Hindustan zi...
By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 09.03.20

HC to Yogi: No banners

Allahabad High Court has asked the Yogi Adityanath government to immediately remove roadside banners containing photographs and addresses of citizens it has branded “rioters”, noting that the righ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 25.01.19

SC seeks reply to citizenship bill challenge

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the Centre and Tripura government on a PIL challenging the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.The bill seeks to accord ci...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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