Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Constitution

Latest news on Sabarimala Temple |

Women have constitutional right to enter Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court

Women cannot be discriminated against with regard to offering prayer in a temple, observed the apex court.
A man holds a flag of Bharatiya Janata Party at the courtyard of the party's headquarters in New Delhi (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE) | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Not Congress but BJP has lived up to the commitment to preserve Constitution

Critics of Deendayal Upadhyaya must remember the BJP ideologue never advocated wholesale amendment or mutilation of the Constitution.
Women line up at an Aadhar camp | Getty Images

The Aadhaar challenge: 3 features that put constitutional rights at risk

Even if the state can interfere with a constitutional right based on some legitimate state interest, the intrusion can’t be arbitrary.

Reservation in job promotion is a knot India has been struggling to untie

As a Supreme Court constitutional bench looks into the reservation in promotion policy, here’s how three landmark judgments have dealt with the controversial issue.
Supreme Court of India Justice Jasti Chelameswar during a book launch

Justice Chelameswar’s legacy is fraught with contradictions

Justice Chelameswar’s stepping out as a leader of the collegium is important, but as a judge in NJAC case, he privileged the executive as central to individual liberty and the structure of constitutional institutions. 
Ravi Shankar Prasad | BJP Twitter

Dear Ravi Shankar Prasad, soul of Constitution resides not in images, but in its text

Since the text of the Constitution goes against the Hindu Right’s worldview, minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has to scavenge the manuscript to show us pictures to suggest its Hindu-ness.
Ravi Shankar Prasad | BJP Twitter

Ravi Shankar Prasad’s weapon of choice against opposition is a copy of the Constitution

Be it at TV debates or seminars, the law minister often quotes from a copy of the original manuscript of the Constitution to support his government’s stance.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Building in New Delhi | Yasbant Negi/The India Today Group/Getty Images

Civil service recruitment needs real reforms, not ad hoc approach

By turning the foundation course into an obstacle course, we will really convert the ‘Happy Valley’ into a ‘Paradise Lost’.
Transgendered Dalits

Where are the archives of our Dalit Trans foremothers and forefathers?

Dalit transgender people are at the intersection of caste and diverse notions of gender, and are always the last people who make it into the annals of history.
A hindu and a muslim making a victory sign in a political rally in Gujarat

Secularism is just a word, but opposition will resist BJP bid to drop it from Constitution

The word itself may not be essential, but its removal will symbolise an assault on the spirit of Indian pluralism and religious freedom.