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VARIETY

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Indian Constitution, Adultery, Justice dy chandrachud, Adultery law

Why it was wrong to pronounce law on adultery unconstitutional

Invalidating a statute means thwarting the will of the people.

POLITICS

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Indian Constitution, Lynching, Cow Slaughter, Jayant Sinha

It's Realpolitik: Why it's erroneous to corner Jayant Sinha over garlanding Jharkhand lynching case convicts

Those who indulge in mob violence must be meted full legal punishment. But netas celebrating them shows a disturbingly real perception that cow slaughter laws are being broken, with no legal recourse.

VARIETY

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Collegium of judges, Indian Constitution, Supreme Court Judges, Judicial crisis

Supreme Court judges revolt: Why all Indians must feel threatened

It is strange that the judiciary tasked with protecting citizens' right fears a violation of its own rights.

POLITICS

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Indian Constitution, Education, Vigilantism

It's a pity Modi doesn't see cow vigilantism and lynching of minorities as threat to Constitution

Instances like Dadri, Una and elsewhere are not mere crimes. Blind irrationality is overpowering the scientific temper that the Constitution says ought to prevail.

POLITICS

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Indian Constitution, UAPA, Terrorism

How Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has eaten up fundamental rights and freedoms

The repeal of POTA was indeed an eye-wash.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Supreme Court, Indian Constitution, Muslims, Uniform Civil Code

My blueprint for the Uniform Civil Code

This draft UCC is the first-ever attempt to bring specific issues before the public for a wider discussion.

POLITICS

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Federalism, Indian Constitution

States lacking any real power is not good for India

There have not been enough protection for tribal communities laid down in the Constitution.

POLITICS

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Indian Constitution, Beef, Dadri Murder

Beef, Hindutva and bigotry: Constitution has no place for it

This ban is not principled but opportunist.

POLITICS

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Indian Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar

Why every political party wants a piece of Ambedkar's legacy

The Dalit leader produced the draft of the most important document of India's history - its Constitution - on his own merit.

POLITICS

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Indian Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar

Remembering Babasaheb Ambedkar's forgotten legacy

He deserves to be remembered for overseeing the drafting of a Constitution that *not only* guaranteed individual freedom against overwhelming State power, *but* by framing Article 15(2), also aimed at tackling abuses of private societal power.