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In 1973, after a petition was filed by Kesavananda Bharati, Supreme Court ruled that Parliament cannot alter the 'basic structure' of the Constitution.
The constitution framers of the US didn’t forget the right to vote– they intentionally left it out.
Modi’s new India is a new idea of the people. And politicians and intellectuals must bow to it unquestioningly.
Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.
A year on, the claim that scrapping Article 370 will enhance nationalist feelings is yet to fructify on the ground, writes J&K’s former deputy CM.
The provision is one of the changes taking effect as a result of the scrapping of Article 370, a decision taken by the Modi govt on 5 August last year.
Yogendra Yadav's understanding of Abhay Dubey's book on Indian secularism is indisputable. But let's not forget that secularism forced even RSS to accept lower-caste Hindus.
Judicial and democratic processes have been put on hold due to Covid. Stark constitutional and legislative reforms are required to ensure India runs smoothly.
In attempting to uphold the Constitution of India, state governments such as Kerala, Telengana and Rajasthan must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Earlier this week, a lower court in Guwahati refused an ‘atheist’ journalist from Arunachal to swear in the name of Constitution as there is no such provision for people like him.