Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicFundamental rights

Topic: fundamental rights

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.

Fundamental Duties that PM Modi invokes were introduced by Indira Gandhi during Emergency

While Fundamental Rights were part of the Constitution when it came into force in 1950, Fundamental Duties were introduced only in 1976.

Modi’s new love: Fundamental duties Indira Gandhi inserted in Constitution during Emergency

Modi government excels at handpicking certain constitutional traditions that it finds agreeable and then dressing them up as the core of India’s Constitution.

Supreme Court’s inconsistent stand on civil rights gives state a window to defeat them

As the chief interpreter of Constitution, Supreme Court is required to demarcate with some clarity the areas of permissible state action. And this is where it has been found wanting.

Lynch mobs on streets and BJP’s religion-driven laws will now define Indian citizenship

If changes in law make Constitution unable to see justice, equality, and freedom as fundamental rights, then we might as well not bother to vote.

Married daughter is eligible for govt job of deceased father, says Uttarakhand HC

The high court held that just like a married son, a married daughter should also fall within the definition of her parents’ ‘family’.

Damodar Swarup Seth, the socialist who felt Constituent Assembly didn’t represent all

Despite being a vocal advocate of minority rights, Seth was against reservation for 'backward classes'.

Easier to reform societies through their own processes rather than mandates: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley was delivering the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee memorial lecture when he said this in light of the ongoing Sabarimala temple protests.

When creativity dies, values of civilisation corrode: CJI Dipak Misra

Full text of M.C. Setalvad Memorial lecture delivered by CJI Misra in New Delhi.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.