Tuesday, 5 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.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

20% of Agniveers in first-batch recruits will be women, says Indian Navy

Nearly 10,000 women have already registered for the online application process later this month; this is the first time that Navy is inducting women as sailors.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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