Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicFundamental rights

Topic: fundamental rights

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.

SC 9-judge bench on Sabarimala to now hear larger issues of faith vs fundamental rights

CJI Bobde says bench will not be restricted to Sabarimala but will also decide on women's entry into mosques and temples, genital mutilation by Dawoodi Bohras, among others.

For CAA-NRC protesters, the Constitution is a talisman and preamble the war cry

From Jama Masjid to India Gate to Hyderabad, the Constitution went from a lodestar of Indian democracy to a tool in the fight for its survival.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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