articles by Bhaskar Kumar


Citizenship Amendment Act: Imposition of Section 144 to prevent democratic protests smacks of colonialism; shows inability to handle dissent

In the present case, the line differentiating peaceful protest and disturbance of public tranquillity has been overlooked by officials imposing Section 144.


Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Maharashtra: To counter unethical post-poll alliances, scope of anti-defection law needs widening

After the NCP, Congress Party and Shiv Sena announced their alliance, certain voters moved to Supreme Court to stop the 'unholy alliance' (as termed by them) since it defeats the electoral mandates


Maharashtra Govt Formation: Governor's lightning decision to appoint Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar raises questions about neutrality of post

The decision of Governor should not be seemingly illegal or arbitrary otherwise court have authority to struck down these decisions declaring them as brazen disregard of the Constitution. Since the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress declared their alliance, and they comprise 162 out of 288 seats including eight 8 Independents, hence prima facie they are prime contenders for government formation.