Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Constitution

DMK party

DMK challenges govt’s 10% quota in Madras HC, says it ‘offends structure of Constitution’

The DMK, in its plea, said the reservation does not apply to those communities which were ostracised for centuries in matters of education and employment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Rob Stothard - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Modi government’s economic quota is unconstitutional

The new constitutional amendment suffers from three major legal flaws.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Modi govt’s 10 per cent quota for upper caste poor doesn’t stand the test of Constitution

Historical exclusion from services and social backwardness led to the introduction of reservations under our constitutional scheme.
A postage stamp dedicated to Balkrishna Sharma | Indian Stamp Company/stampexindia.com

Balkrishna Sharma: A freedom fighter & poet admired by Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Balkrishna Sharma campaigned vigorously for Hindi to be declared a national language of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1960.
File image of a BJP supporters in a rally

For BJP and RSS, road to the Hindu Rashtra is not through Constitution

The contemporary Hindutva politics is also critical of the idea of ‘communal majority’.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

With 3 pillars of democracy falling apart, it’s time to read the Constitution once again

Constitution-framers wanted these three wings to function independently, with clearly defined separation of powers.
Constitution of India

India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it

Indian Constitution is the sole flower in South Asia’s constitutional graveyard.

Sri Lanka President not in favour of snap elections, says close aide

President Sirisena's close aide Piyadasa quashed rumours that Sirisena may opt for a snap poll with a dissolution of parliament to end the political crisis in Sri Lanka.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

On Sabarimala, blame out-of-touch Indian liberal elite not the court

In a democracy, courts may defy public opinion, but on balance, courts are likely to go with popular sentiment.
public servant

User-friendly doormats to safe players: The many types of public servants in India

It's a tragedy that inefficiency and non-accountability overtake many at incredibly fast pace after the initial grand entry.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...