Articles by Raghav Pandey
Sep 15, 2019
Hindi 'imposition' debate: Schools can play key role in promoting integration through 3-language formulaThe language debate has again assumed significance in the light of remarks made by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Aug 06, 2019
Route taken by government to scrap Article 370 isn't only constitutional, it also complies with all legal requirementsThe Union government's decision to effectively scrap Article 370 through a Presidential Notification has intrigued a lot of experts in the legal domain. However, sifting through the technicalities, it can be understood that this move is constitutional in toto and complies with all the legal requirements that were to be respected
Jun 19, 2019
PSB recapitalisation: Why Narendra Modi govt must look at outright privatisation of state-run banks rather than experimenting with taxpayers' moneyGlobally, all the major banking and financial systems are manned and run by private players and not by state-run corporations.
May 24, 2019
The uniquely Indian concept of 'anti-incumbency' and how Narendra Modi's BJP bucked the trend, returned to power'Anti-incumbency' is a term that to the surprise of many, is used mostly in India only. It is evident from the Wikipedia entry for 'anti-incumbency' that runs just four lines
Apr 30, 2019
Naxalism cannot be wiped out with violence, development alone: Education and popularisation of Constitution is keyThe conclusion of the Lok Sabha polls in Chhattisgarh saw a campaign that inter alia involved Naxalism as one of the prominent issues
Apr 21, 2019
Irrespective of outcome, sexual harassment charge against CJI Ranjan Gogoi should set strong precedent in such casesIf the allegations of sexual harassment against CJI Ranjan Gogoi are proved, the apex court should not hold back from levelling punishment on one of their own
Apr 19, 2019
Code violations do not mean that the EC has lost its fangsThe EC is aware of the ramifications of its actions, so it usually takes a liberal view when it censures candidates or parties but it doesn’t mean it has lost its fangs
Apr 05, 2019
Article 370 was introduced temporarily in good faith; repealing it is political choice, not a legal oneArticle 370 was added to the Constitution as a gesture of goodwill to show India's commitment to respect plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, but since demilitarisatin of the state is unlikely, the provision makes no sense today
Apr 02, 2019
Delhi statehood demand: UT's hybrid model is constitutional, special administrative treatment also found in other jurisdictionsDelhi was a Union Territory till 1991 and then made into a hybrid after that, considering the special nature of it being the seat of the Union government. The special administrative treatment of the seat of the Union or the federal government is not something new and is also found in other jurisdictions.
Mar 13, 2019
SC holds advocate guilty of contempt: Judicious use of law by courts renders reexamination unnecessaryThe test which is thus applied by the court to decide on the contempt action is the “test of erosion of public confidence”.