Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicFundamental rights

Topic: fundamental rights

After 11 days of hearing all sides on hijab row, Karnataka High Court reserves judgment 

Interim order of 11 February, which restrains all students from displaying religious clothing in colleges with a dress code, will remain in operation till judgment is pronounced.

Hijab case in Karnataka HC: Petitioner says it’s essential to Islam, protected by Constitution

Wearing hijab comes under Constitutional right to expression and right to privacy recognised by SC, said petitioners’ counsel in hearing on Udupi college’s headscarf ban Tuesday.

Article 21A does not ‘guarantee’ right to education in mother tongue, says Rajasthan HC

Provision for compulsory education allows state to set medium of instruction, but mid-session change of Hindi medium school to English violates students’ fundamental rights, it says

Over 7,800 PILs on violation of fundamental rights filed in high courts since 2019: Govt data

While some high courts have not maintained a separate record of such PILs, data of some other high courts was available without a year-wise breakup.

Why painting of Ram in India’s Constitution matters

In the original copy of India’s Constitution, Part III on Fundamental Rights carries an illustration of Ram, Sita and Lakshman. Because Ram was a true guardian of people’s rights.

India’s embrace of modernity is now threatened by social regression

If Indians were to truly carry out their fundamental duties, then regressive trends like laws against inter-faith marriages would be energetically countered.

What is Article 32 which Ambedkar said was ‘heart’ and ‘soul’ of Constitution

While hearing a habeas corpus petition seeking release of Kerala-based Siddique Kappan, the SC said it was trying to discourage petitions filed under Article 32.

SC quoted jurist Ronald Dworkin in passing. Kashmir 4G order shows it must read him in full

Given the broad consensus in India on national security, currently raised to the level of a frenzy, it is understandable that judges do not wish to be alienated.

Access to internet is not a fundamental right but an enabler of rights, J&K govt tells SC

Responding to a petition to restore 4G mobile internet, J&K govt says the current 2G speed is enough even amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Land conflict rampant in India because Constitution has made sparse reference to it

Spread over 395 articles in 22 parts and eight schedules at the time of its formation, the original Indian Constitution mentioned “land” in only four parts.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.