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Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Principle of reservations turned upside down

Affirmative action is based on constructive principles. According to the Constitution, reservations are for groups which are less developed economically and educationally than the mainstream. The idea...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.19

Majoritarian bullying: We must say no

Time was that general elections had India collectively holding its breath... then exhaling. Parties campaigned furiously, there was a mandatory two-day lull on election eve and then everyone (or nearl...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.20

Ideal space and reason

It is not dissent or peaceful protest that is anti-democratic, but the destruction of the spaces for protest that goes against deliberative democracy. In a lecture luminous with reason, the Supreme Co...
By The Editorial Board in

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

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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


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