When there is a conflict between Fundamental Rights(FR) and Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP), which should prevail? FR? or DPSP? The answer is not as simple as one would think. There are some important Supreme Court judgements regarding this. We shall see them in detail. When there is … [Read more...] about Fundamental Rights vs Directive Principles: What if there is a conflict?
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What is the process of government budgeting in India? What are the constitutional requirements regarding the annual financial statement? How knowledgeable are you regarding the government budgeting process of India? In this post, we explain the basics of Indian Budget and Government Budgeting … [Read more...] about Government Budgeting in India – The Process and Constitutional Requirements
There are Rights. There are Fundamental Rights. There are Fundamental Rights available only to the 'citizens of India'. Know them. The Fundamental Rights (FR) are named so because they are guaranteed and protected by the Indian Constitution (Article 12 to 35). These rights are 'fundamental' … [Read more...] about Fundamental Rights Available Only to Citizens of India
Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) passed by the Indian Parliament has resulted in nationwide protests as many felt the new provisions added by the Central Government are discriminatory in nature. The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 is intended to help illegal migrants who came to India before … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 – Government’s Clarification on CAA
What is Citizenship Amendment Bill or CAB? Why is CAB controversial? The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is a bill introduced by the Central Government in the Parliament of India in 2019 to primarily amend the Citizenship Act of 1955. Purpose of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 The … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 – Why is it controversial?
'Encounter Killings' is the term used to describe extrajudicial killings by the police or the armed forces when they encounter the alleged criminals or suspected gangsters. Is encounter killings an offence? Can encounter killings be justified? Encounter Killings in News Headlines The four … [Read more...] about Encounter Killings – Can the ‘Extra-Judicial Killings’ be Justified?
Do you know the difference between the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Recently, there has been at least 4 confusing words in news connected with citizenship and identity. They are (1) National Population Register (NPR) (2) National Register of … [Read more...] about National Population Register (NPR) – How is it different from the National Register of Citizens (NRC)?
The Central Government of India has introduced 124th Constitution Amendment Bill in the Parliament to provide reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among the general category candidates. The move is to provide 10% reservation in higher education and government employment. 124th … [Read more...] about Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) – Understand the 10% Quota Bill
Sabarimala Temple row is all about the conflict between tradition and women rights. As per traditions and customs, women between 10 and 50 years of age were not allowed to enter into Sabarimala Temple. But the situation changed when the Supreme Court on September 28, 2018, ruled that … [Read more...] about Sabarimala Temple Issue – Should Women of All Ages Be Allowed To Enter?
Yes, even after slavery is abolished, many people live the life of slaves - modern slaves. According to a Walk Free Foundation report in 2016, there were 46 million people enslaved worldwide in 2016. There were 18.3 million people in India living in the forms of modern slavery (about 39% of … [Read more...] about Modern Slavery – Why Contemporary Slavery in India Should Be an Urgent Concern?