By failing to curb Tushar Mehta's remarks against 'prophets of doom' who flagged migrant crisis, SC displays fallibility
Mehta questioned the patriotism and credentials of those who attempted to draw attention to one of the most tragic humanitarian crises in post-Independent India and referred to them as "prophets of doom"
Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Tributes pour in on 129th birth anniversary of Dalit rights crusader, architect of Indian Constitution
The country is observing Ambedkar Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, on 14 April
Constitutionality of imposing a British-era law during coronavirus pandemic is legally fraught, for the most part
From a public health perspective, there is no arguing with the fact that a strategic lockdown in a health crisis like the coronavirus outbreak is both desirable and necessary
The Ranjan Gogoi debate: India is not new to post-retirement appointments for judges; what is a cool-off period, why does judiciary need it?
The simple solution to resolve the impending crisis is to enact a law for fixing ‘a period of cooling off’ before a retired judge could take up any responsibility in the government or any other constitutional posts.
Accurate data of illegal immigrants entering, living in India not centrally maintained by MHA, govt tells Lok Sabha
An accurate data of the number of illegal immigrants in the country, including Delhi, is not maintained centrally as they enter India without valid travel documents in a clandestine and surreptitious manner
Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms
Understanding the Preamble: IIT-B professor Amit Singh deconstructs the phrase 'We, the people of India'
IIT-B professor Amit Singh analyses how the phrase "We, the People of India" entered the Preamble in part 6 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series. Watch it here:
Paulomi Chakraborty, associate professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences — IIT-B, presents a nuanced exploration of equality in part 5 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series. Watch it here:
IIT-B students Pramod Mandade and Samarth Bhagwat discuss secularism in part 4 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series. Watch it here:
Understanding the Preamble: Tuli Bakshi, Sharib Ali on the idea of justice as enshrined in the Constitution
Tuli Bakshi (postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences — IIT Bombay) and Sharib A Ali (director — Human Rights Programme, Quill Foundation) discuss the idea of justice in part 3 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series. Watch it here:
Anupam Guha, assistant professor, Centre for Policy Studies — IIT-B, explains socialism, in part 2 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series. Watch it here:
Anush Kapadia, assistant professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences — IIT Bombay, speaks on the concept of 'sovereignty', in part 1 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series. Watch it here:
Ex-JNU student Sharjeel Imam remarks do not constitute a crime and FIRs must be quashed, writes Markandey Katju
Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, gave a speech on 16 January in Aligarh during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest meeting, asking people to cut Assam and the North East off from the rest of India
Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC
Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh have expressed solidarity with people protesting against the CAA and NRC.
Ahead of Republic Day parade, Jammu and Kashmir removes word 'Sher-e-Kashmir' from name of gallantry and police medals
The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced a change in nomenclature of police medal for gallantry and police medal for meritorious service, removing the word 'Sher-e-Kashmir'.
Heartening to see protesters' belief in Constitution, says Pranab Mukherjee; adds protests will deepen India's democratic roots
Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said he believes that the present wave of largely peaceful protests that have 'gripped' the country will once again enable the deepening of India's democratic roots.
India, Jammu and Kashmir constitutions worked 'hand in hand' for 70 years, petitioners challenging abrogation of Article 370, tell SC
On day five of the hearing in the Supreme Court of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the petitioners sought to emphasise the powers vested with the Assembly of the erstwhile state as was defined in the Instrument of Accession when the region joined India in 1947. They also argued that the Indian Constitution and Jammu and Kashmir's constitution had been working in tandem through Article 370.
SC issues notice to Centre over plea challenging constitutionality of minority commission, welfare schemes for religious minorities
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre over a petition challenging the validity of the National Commission for Minorities Act of 1992. The petition claimed that the government is spending Rs 4,800 crore towards "imparting skills to members of minority communities and promoting their culture".