Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicConstitution

Topic: Constitution

Constitution must reflect ‘altered realities’ of 2047 India, says Bibek Debroy, calls for review

In an article published in 'The New Indian Express' Saturday, chairman of PM Economic Advisory Council proposed 'subjective list' of 9 'substantial changes' to Constitution.

Egalitarian Uniform Civil Code formulation by BJP is the concern, not UCC itself

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

How HC judges differed on marital rape: One said ‘rape is rape’, other said spouses’ sex ‘sacred’

Justices Rajiv Shakdher & C Hari Shankar delivered split verdict on exception to Section 375 of IPC, which exempts husband from prosecution for forcing wife to have intercourse.

Indian Constitution was bulldozed between Ram Navami & Hanuman Jayanti. It needs to be rescued

Modi govt has opted for an informal approach to abandoning the Constitution — trespassing its boundaries and making sure there is no one to enforce it.

Violence against Muslims rampant but can India manage the fallout is the question we must ask

Hindi-speaking heartland, vegetarian meals are disturbing trends that can fracture Indian society and put the future of a united India in danger.

‘For God’s sake…’ – What Ambedkar said about rule of majority in India

Any failure to protect the fundamental rights of minorities means damaging the very soul of the Constitution, and violating the core teachings of Ambedkar.

Urban planning key to realising rights for persons with disabilities. Learn from Karnataka

While disability rights are guaranteed by the Constitution, their realisation lies with state and municipal laws. Karnataka is a good model to start with.

Was there an ‘original meaning’ to Article 21? Supreme Court judgment holds the answer

In 'Liberty After Freedom', Rohan J. Alva explores the origins of what is considered the most important fundamental right in the Indian Constitution.

India protects customary tribal laws that violate equality for ST women. Who’s hearing? None

The customs that the Constitution protects restricts ST women’s rights to inherit property—Narasu Appa Mali, Madhu Kishwar cases are proof.

New book dives deep into lesser known and controversial history of Article 21

Published by HarperCollins India, Rohan J. Alva’s ‘Liberty after Freedom’ will be released on 12 March on ThePrint’s SoftCover.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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