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Farm Laws and Constitutional Morality
Abishek Jebaraj The latter half of 2018 saw a flurry of Constitutional bench judgements from the Supreme Court on issues from the opening of Sabarimala for women to the decriminalization of homosexuality. The passage of these judgements was accompanied by a sudden...
Governor Bound by Gehlot’s Advice
Governor of the State of Rajasthan, Kalraj Mishra has not convened the Rajasthan state assembly despite the advice of Gehlot’s government to summon the house - ostensibly, to conduct a floor test. Some have suggested that the question of whether it is open for...
The Supreme Court and Pandemic Times
Abishek Jebaraj and Srishti Agnihotri Andy Mukherjee, a columnist, recently tweeted “Tomato will go to Supreme Court”. His tweet offered no explanation beyond referencing a news report about a Delhi market mandating fixed hours for the sale of vegetables and fruits as...
Secularism: A Beleaguered but Enduring Constitutional Value
Srishti Agnihotri To describe these times as ‘the worst of times’ would not be a very cruel reproach. The world is reeling under a pandemic. India is in its 2nd week of a lockdown that has caused an unprecedented movement of migrant workers and thrown the Indian...
On Citizenship and Statelessness: Carrying a Heavy Burden (Of Proof)
By Tvisha Shroff At the heart of India’s constitutional order lies a notion of who may benefit from that order – a notion of who is an Indian citizen. The laws and regulations around citizenship are no small matter; they define how the nation conceives of itself and...
Should an Indian Prime Minister Have Term Limits?
By Priya Pookkulam With the rise of autocratically inclined executives in democracies around the world, the time has come to re-examine the limits that India places on its own chief executive. Neither the Constitution nor electoral laws (such as the...
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