Internet Shutdowns: A Constitutional perspective

Liberty and security have always been at odds with each other. The question before us is what do we need more, liberty or security? The pendulum of preference should not swing in an extremity of either of the direction so that one preference does not compromise the other[1]. Free speech has been an experiment fromContinue reading “Internet Shutdowns: A Constitutional perspective”

Elusive Uniform Civil Code

India is one of the most diverse nations in the world. It is known for the varied religious ethnicity and the deep cultural beliefs in its long-lived practices. India is widely known for its cultural values and heterogeneous society. Apart from being a multi-religious and multilingual state, India is a secular[1] country i.e. it propagatesContinue reading “Elusive Uniform Civil Code”

The Tussle Between Fundamental Rights and Duties

The Charter of Fundamental Rights is contained in Part III (Articles 12 to 35) of the Indian constitution. The development of our constitution was inspired by historical events of huge importance such as the British Bill of Rights (1689), the US Bill of Rights  (approved September 17, 1787, final ratification December 15) and the DeclarationContinue reading “The Tussle Between Fundamental Rights and Duties”

Enforcement of Directive Principles of State Policy – A Perspective

India, after its independence from years of colonial rule, was looking to establish itself as a country which had its foundational structures strong. As a country, the founding fathers of the nation wanted to govern the nation with a set of rules and regulations that were supreme to undo the years of social and economicContinue reading “Enforcement of Directive Principles of State Policy – A Perspective”

Animal Rights and Experimentation in India

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. – Mahatma Gandhi In today’s world, there are many instances where it can be seen that animals are being beaten to death, stoning of stray dogs, hunting of animals just for fun or shooting birds etc.Continue reading “Animal Rights and Experimentation in India”

Implementation of DPSPs so Far

A good indicator of how good a government is is its governing policies. Political parties, while campaigning, in their manifesto, seek to provide voters with a glimpse of what their policies would look like. The governing policies of a good government would align with the welfare of the country and its citizens. Keeping this inContinue reading “Implementation of DPSPs so Far”

Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles – Coexistence or Friction?

Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution are provided in Part III, from Article 12 to 35. Directive Principles of State Policy, on the other hand, are provided in the succeeding part, i.e., Part IV, from Article 36 to 51. While fundamental rights are those basic rights which every citizen holds universally and are crucial forContinue reading “Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles – Coexistence or Friction?”