Indian Constitution News
Drafting History: How India’s Constitution came to being in 1950
Drafting the Constitution of India was no easy task. It took the Drafting Committee two years, 11 months and 18 days of deliberations, debates, and discussions to come up with the first draft of the document. It later came into effect on 26 January 1950
Hindutva and Hind Swaraj | Constitution is considered sacrosanct and yet it’s been amended 105 times
If any part of the Constitution is to be considered sacrosanct and least liable to change it would be the Preamble. And yet, Indira Gandhi, after practically suspending the Constitution during Emergency, made widespread amendments to it
Constitution Day of India: History, significance and all you need to know
To celebrate Constitution Day, the Preamble of the Constitution is read out in government offices and schools across India
Every pregnant woman deserves dignity, says Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court made the comment while granting a pregnant woman accused of kidnapping and attempted murder a three-month interim bail
How bulldozer politics is egged on by nebulous laws of ‘clean up’
The idea of putting the fear of God in the minds of ‘wannabe rioters’ is great but India needs to devise mechanisms which are strictly legal
The state cannot let itself be bullied: Bulldozers raise cost of participating in street violence
Those in power have a duty to safeguard our streets. And they seem to have found an answer in the bulldozer, which imposes a civil penalty that drastically raises the cost of participating in street violence
Questioning India’s ‘nationhood’ reflects Rahul Gandhi’s constitutional and historical ignorance
The Congress leader's ‘India is not a nation’ statement exposes his long-held colonial beliefs and that he is still trapped and influenced by the colonial narrative
LSR’s leftist students’ body cancels Dalit intellectual, stops BJP’s Guru Prakash Paswan from speaking at Ambedkar Jayanti event
Dalit intellectual, assistant professor of law at Patna University and published author Guru Prakash Paswan was not allowed to speak at a virtual event organised by LSR’s SC/ST Cell on Ambedkar Jayanti
Ram Navami: Original Indian Constitution has image of Ram, Sita and Laxman, was used for Ram Janmbhoomi dispute verdict
The Constitution of India's original copy was completely handcrafted by calligraphers and artists at Rabindra Nath Tagore’s Visva Bharati
Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective
The word ‘secular’ was introduced into the Preamble during the period of Emergency (1975-77), imposed by Indira Gandhi
Uniform Civil Code: Why states can't legislate on this subject and why Goa example doesn't hold ground
Uniform Civil Code is a Concurrent List subject, wherein power to legislate rests with both Parliament and state legislatures. While the state legislature may introduce amendments to the personal laws enacted by Parliament, it cannot be stretched to include the enactment of a UCC for a particular state
The planned Udupi hijab spark and the need for Uniform Civil Code
It is not a controversy but venal politics in which Muslim girl students are being used as cannon-fodder both by secularist politicians and by fundamentalist elements of their own community
Opinion | How India had a tryst with democratic and republican values since Vedic ages
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is right in saying that a democratic model of governance existed in the subcontinent millennia before India, that is Bharat, became a sovereign democratic republic on 26 January 1950.
Mahaparinirvan Diwas 2021: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Ambedkar on his 65th death anniversary
Several leaders from across the political spectrum paid tribute to one of the most influential political leaders and social reformers on Mahaparinirvan Diwas
Namaz room controversy: PIL filed in Jharkhand High Court challenging Speaker's order
As per the petitioner Bhairav Singh, the assembly building is a temple of democracy and not a personal property and allotting a room in it to offer namaz will set a wrong precedence
BJP would have slandered even BR Ambedkar as pro-Pakistan, alleges Mehbooba Mufti
Her remarks came amidst growing criticism of the Congress and Digvijaya Singh over his purported comments that his party will have a 'relook' at Article 370 if it returns to power
Society that Indian Constitution envisions is one founded on freedom, drawing from historical resistance to oppression
If freedom is not practiced in society — in our structures and our institutions — the Constitution’s promises will remain promises only.
Constitution Day 2020: Amit Shah, Venkaiah Naidu pay tribute to 'greatest strength of India's unity'
The Constituent Assembly of India had adopted the Constitution on 26 November, 1949, with the day coming into effect in 1950
A Dalit in the Sangh: Bhanwar Meghwanshi's disillusionment with RSS lays bare agenda of Brahmin colonisation
The story of Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a Dalit youth who was associated with the RSS as a Karsevak, is one of breaking free from the mental colonisation by the Brahmins through the RSS. His fight against the Sangh, after having experienced their agenda against minorities first-hand, is primarily shaped by the intellectual quest for his history, and his vision to resurrect the history of Dalits, which has been appropriated by the RSS.
Books of the week: From Amit Majmudar's Soar, to Bhanwar Meghwanshi's Story of a Dalit in the RSS, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.