Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?
Constitutional Developments

Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?

We are observing a number of extraordinary public protests in India. Do these hinder the democracy of India? Thousands of people assemble on the streets for protests so as to give a voice to their demands or to raise their voice against injustice. These public protests are the hallmark of a democratic country as it allows the voices of general public to be heard by those in power. 

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Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances
Protests and Riots

Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances

Farmers in Punjab & Haryana have been protesting against three ordinances promulgated by the Parliament since the Union Government on September 14th (Monsoon Session) introduced the Farm Bills in the Lok Sabha to replace these three ordinances. The farmers have been protesting against the three bills as they fear getting prices for their crops below Minimum Selling Price and eradication of the monopoly of the APMC market yards formed under the APMC Act.

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Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: An Anti-Terror Law
Protests and Riots

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: An Anti-Terror Law

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 is the cornerstone of India’s legislative policy against terrorism. Often dubbed draconian because of its provisions, was enacted with an object to control unlawful activities. It embodies the essence of the Preventive Detention Act which expired in 1969. Over the years the act has gone through several amendments to widen the ambit of its application. This article illustrates the history and the recent amendment made to the act.

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Delhi Riots 2020 and The Blame Game
Protests and Riots

Delhi Riots 2020 and The Blame Game

Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story is a book that has attracted a lot of attention in recent times and it was supposed to be published by Bloomsbury India. It covers intricacies about the anti-CAA protests taken place in northeast Delhi in February 2020. The authors Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar, and Prerna Malhotra who are lawyers and educators by profession have been the part of social issues forever. 

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins
Constitutional Developments

Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins

The Constituent Assembly of India was elected to draft the Constitution of India. Subsequent to India's independence from Britain in 1947, its members served as the country’s first Parliament. The Parliament of India is the leading legislative body of the Indian Republic. It is a bicameral legislature comprising of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and the Lok Sabha (Lower House).  

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Bihar Elections 2020 amidst Pandemic
Recent Updates

Bihar Elections 2020 amidst Pandemic

On 28th August, finally, the Apex court rejected a petition seeking deterrence to the Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The court observed that Covid-19 could not be a ground to stop elections. However, asked the election commission to take all the necessary precautions and consider everything. The elections are scheduled to take place by November' 2020. Let us learn what could be the possible yes or no's behind the processing of elections.

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Freedom or No Freedom for Dr. Kafeel Khan
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Freedom or No Freedom for Dr. Kafeel Khan

On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court held that the speech made by Kafeel Khan at Aligarh Muslim University on December 13, 2019, amidst anti CAA protest doesn’t promote hatred or violence. It is nowhere threatening the peace and tranquillity of the city of Aligarh. Moreover, it gives a call for national integrity and unity amongst citizens. 

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Reservation in India 2020
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Reservation in India 2020

Britishers were well aware about the lack of unity amongst Indians. They took no time in taking advantage of that which is the reason we were under their rule for 400 years. Quite a long time and we still don’t know that either we are above their method of ruling.

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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K
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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K

“Question of National Security” has been trending since the imposition of ban on internet services in J & K last year. Restoration of the high-speed internet services in two non- border districts is the latest step taken by the J & K Home Department to ease internet restrictions in less sensitive areas. On Aug 5, 2019 Section 144 was imposed in J&K that restricted the unlawful assembly of more than four people in a particular area. The government declared the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gave J&K a special status within the Indian union. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories; Ladakh and J & K passing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.

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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.
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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.

A single Judge Bench comprising of Justice Hrishikesh Roy of Supreme Court invoked Article 142 of Indian Constitution that permits it to exercise its jurisdiction, to order CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death case by suicide.

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Contempt of Court in India & Recent Controversial Tweets
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Contempt of Court in India & Recent Controversial Tweets

'Criticism of the judiciary in all functional democracies is treated as a legitimate exercise of free speech.'  -George Orwell

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Kashmir Issue: Abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A
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Kashmir Issue: Abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A

A year after 370 was removed, the question is whether it has attained its objective? Before answering that, another relevant question arises that why Art 370 was brought into existence? It was incorporated as the temporary, transitional and special provision as mentioned under Part XXI of the Constitution.  Reading from the title of the provision it’s applicability was very well- projected to last till the formulation and adoption of the State’s constitution. It was basically inserted with the idea to end insurgency and violence after partition. But that failed in its entirety.

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India’s National Security Laws
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India’s National Security Laws

In India, the Parliament has time and again enacted a series of National Security and anti-terror Laws such as Preventive Detention Act, Maintenance of Internal Security Act, National Security Act, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act, Prevention of Terrorism Act, etc. all in the attempt to uphold the Sovereignty, Security and Integrity of the nation. The latest in the series is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act of 2019.

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Anti-Defection Law: Time to revisit or repeal?
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Anti-Defection Law: Time to revisit or repeal?

The issue is relevant due to the current Rajasthan crisis where Sachin Pilot (ex-deputy CM) has resigned along with the other 19 MLAs. Sachin Pilot and those MLAs were served with a notice for violation of anti-defection law, and thereafter it is now challenged in the HC. To understand the crisis, it is necessary to learn what anti-defection is, what leads to the violation, and other relevant issues.

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UAPA and The Sharjeel Imam Case
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UAPA and The Sharjeel Imam Case

Sharjeel Imam, a former JNU student, was arrested by the police on account of instigating violence and disruption of peace, during the anti-CAA protests that took place near the Jamia Milia Islamia University, on 28 January 2020. He was booked under several charges under the India Penal Code, 1860, and an investigation was instituted against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). He has been, since his arrest, fighting to obtain bail, and also against the investigation timeline that has expired.

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Fundamental Duties
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Fundamental Duties

The Fundamental Duties are the basic norms to be observed by the citizens towards their State. Fundamental Duties are mentioned under Art.51-A Part IVA of the Indian Constitution. They were added through 42nd Amendment 1976 upon the recommendations of Swaran Singh Committee to pay respect towards the Nation. The Fundamental Rights and Duties are correlative to each other.

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Sources of the Indian Constitution
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Sources of the Indian Constitution

Indian Constitution is an essential and fundamental document that forms the basis of the Republic of India. It is the origin of the state, the government, citizenship, rights, liberty & justice. However, it is often criticized for not being original per se, because many of its provisions are borrowed from other countries.

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One Nation One Election Conclusion
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One Nation One Election Conclusion

With large scale implications on the Indian political scenario,“simultaneous elections” are two words that have been doing the rounds on media and have caught the attention of millions of political enthusiasts all over the country and across the globe. This concept was merely a proposal to conduct both the State Assemblies elections and the Lok Sabha polls at the same time. Instead of having multiple elections throughout the span of five years, it was proposed that the elections could be held once in five years. It could either be held in one single phase or multiple phases for the purpose of practicality.

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