Revisiting the less talked about unique constitutional antecedent to rediscover the meaning and definition of the word anti-national during the constitutional emergency of 1975-1977.
A party or a government which comes to power swearing on the constitution but does not share its vision is not only committing perjury, but is profoundly anti-republic.
With the Supreme Court readying itself to review Section 377 again, India must try and rid of itself of its bigoted and patriarchal ways and become more inclusive.
Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced concerns about endorsing discrimination against non-heterosexual people, but also about anti-religious bias.
Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Marriage must now conclusively be held to be a secular institution, governed by civil law that confers equal rights on men and women within a marriage.
If the nine-judge bench decides that privacy is a fundamental right, the issue will be thrown back to the five-judge bench who will decide the contours of this right and consequently rule on the validity of Aadhaar.
Advancing women’s equality in total could bring a potential boost of 28 trillion dollars to the global annual gross domestic product by 2025. New York: The statistics unveiled at an annual meeting of women at the UN were disturbingly revealing: On a global average, women only make 77 cents […]
This week’s column looks at the relationship between legislation and rights.
The societal impulse to morally indict prisoners is unconstitutional – something the courts and people in general seem to have forgotten.
Thirty petitioners – some Dalits, some not, some representing sex workers and others who say eating beef is part of their food culture – are challenging Maharashtra’s ban on the slaughter of bulls and bullocks and the consumption of beef of cattle slaughtered in Maharashtra.
The governments need to realise their obligation towards the marginalised and cannot wait for the courts to remind them of their duties.
When entitlements are denied or reduced, we instinctively turn to the constitution but the constitution itself is wide open to interpretation as per the ideological orientations and personal beliefs of those in power.
The Aligarh University Act of 1920 was passed to protect fundamental rights of Muslims, so why is the government now tampering with it?
Haryana’s rural masses, especially women and dalits, burdened as they are by indebtedness and inadequate government investment in education and sanitation, will henceforth run the risk of being disqualified from standing for local body elections.
The right to love, the right to dissent and right to question seem now more at risk within the Indian subcontinent than ever before.
Is it morally right or legally permissible for a government to insist on the waiver of fundamental rights for accessing benefits?
The Constituent Assembly considered including privacy as a fundamental right but then dropped the idea.
“The orders were coming from people like Sanjay. The way Sanjay treated people was horrible. Even I.K. Gujral, who was then I&B minister, would be ordered around by him, and insulted too.”
“When there were loud knocks on the gate, Imam Mohammed had thought that the police were trying to scare them in opening the door. But a loud crunch on the door dispelled his illusions. The police were using a battering ram.”
Article 15(2) can become a crucial remedy to combat private discrimination across a range of arms-length economic transactions including, potentially, housing covenants and employment contracts