The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?

In any democracy, institutions perform a multitude of functions like facilitating economic growth, adjudicating claims in a just and fair manner and maintain minimal political order[1]. However, the entire system of party politics, much like legal systems, acknowledges precedents (albeit informally) which set limits for future actions. One such precedent regarding delimiting executive and judicialContinue reading “The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?”

The Devious use of Ordinances by the Legislature

Generally, there are three main categories of governmental functions, namely, the legislative, the executive, and judicial functions. To exercise these functions there are three main organs of the government in a State, namely, the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. In a free democratic state, there must exist a separation of powers between the organsContinue reading “The Devious use of Ordinances by the Legislature”

Indira’s Emergency: The Darkest Days of Indian Democracy

25th June, 1975: The Night Was Dark and Full Of Terrors On the advice of Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, declared an emergency on the night of 25th June, 1975 which marked the beginning of the darkest era of Indian democracy. With a single stroke of the president’sContinue reading “Indira’s Emergency: The Darkest Days of Indian Democracy”