Democracy In India Part 11: BJP systematically excluding Muslims, marginalised groups from poll process
In Gujarat — and increasingly outside the state — BJP has been implementing a policy of systematic exclusion of Muslims from the nation's political life.
BJP's Ballia MP calls Christian missionaries 'threat to country's unity', accuses Rahul Gandhi of working on their directions
Claiming that Christian missionaries are a threat to the unity and integrity of the country, BJP MP Bharat Singh has accused the Congress party of working on their directives.
Democracy In India Part 3: Caste and politics continue to collide, sometimes violently, in a cyclical struggle for power
With the Indian democracy emerging as a dominant player, some social and political changes have been seen. But caste and politics continue to collide.
Kerala love jihad: SC sets aside Kerala High Court verdict, says Hadiya has 'absolute autonomy over her person'
The Supreme Court has set aside the Kerala High Court verdict and restored the inter-faith marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan, saying the former had "absolute autonomy over her person."
Democracy In India Part 2: Use of religion by ruling parties overwhelms secular character of Indian State
The Indian State, guided by the Constitution, does aspire to be secular. But in practice, religion has deeply penetrated its apparatus and democracy.
Democracy In India Part 1: BJP, Congress prioritise community over individual, use caste and religion to enslave citizens
In this process of interplay between identity and politics, BJP may have learnt from the Congress, which is beginning to re-learn the same: This time from the BJP. Such identity politics will continue for the foreseeable future. In Indian democracy, the individual stands defeated.
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue on centralisation of data and challenge Aadhaar’s claims on savings
Issues raised on day 6 included the unconstitutionality caused by the centralization of data from the Aadhaar system, the legal basis of Aadhaar, and the veracity of the UIDAI and governmental claims on the savings through Aadhaar.
Rajasthan HC rules in favour of religious freedom but asking individuals to publicly notify of conversion impedes personal privacy
Last month in Chirag Singhvi versus State of Rajasthan, the Rajasthan High Court was faced with an increasingly common set of facts. What sets the Singhvi case apart from the dozen other cases with analogous facts is that the court took it upon itself to frame certain guidelines regulating how and when a person can convert from one religion to another.
CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday questioned the government's silence on the violence in Maharashtra, alleging that Dalits may have been excluded from the ruling BJP's definition of who is Indian
Law Commission chairman says Uniform Civil Code 'not possible and not even an option' under Constitution
Terming the prospect of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) as equivalent to ‘violating the Constitution’, Law Commission chairman Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan said “UCC is not possible and not even an option”.
Narendra Modi speaking at the valedictory function of the National Law Day celebrations said that constitution is the soul of India's democratic systems.
Full Text: In 38th Mann ki Baat, Narendra Modi says terrorism destroying social fabric, appeals to citizens to abide by Constitution
Narendra Modi addressed the nation in "Mann Ki Baat", saying that the world has realised the destructive aspect of terrorism
Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind wish citizens on Constitution Day, recall constituent Assembly members
As Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas is being celebrated across the country, politicians took to Twitter to wish the citizens on this occasion on Sunday.
Farooq Abdullah should be disqualified from Lok Sabha over remarks on PoK, says J&K bar association chief
Jammu High Court Bar Association president BS Slathia on Saturday asked the government to file sedition charges against National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah
'Find replacement for death by hanging': Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, says think of other modes to execute convicts
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to respond to a plea challenging the legal provision that a death row convict would be hanged to death.
We are not illegal immigrants but refugees, Rohingyas tell SC; seek protection under international conventions
Rohingyas on Friday told the Supreme Court that they were not illegal immigrants but refugees who fled Myanmar and came to India for shelter
Right to Privacy verdict: No court has power to engraft fundamental rights in Constitution, says Mukul Rohatgi
Mukul Rohatgi said a court has no power to engraft more fundamental rights in Constitution as the right to make a law belongs to Parliament
Only the theoretical right to privacy has been established by this judgment and right at this moment, your day-to-day life remains unchanged.
Kapil Sibal says govt must ensure no compromise on citizens' privacy while implementing Aadhaar scheme
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the Narendra Modi-government was "ill-advised" in opposing the demand to declare right to privacy as a fundamental right in the Supreme Court.
SC rebukes Centre's collectivism in landmark judgment on privacy: State hopefully will now leave us alone
There is a kind of hush in the government after the Supreme Court's decision that privacy is a fundamental right.