Due process of law or Procedure established by law?

Picture Credits: ClearIAS Article 21 of the Indian Constitution states that “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”. The words "procedure established by law" are of utmost importance, based on which someone's right to life and liberty can be taken away. On the outset, … Continue reading Due process of law or Procedure established by law?

Contesting citizenship vis-à-vis NRC

Session 5.2 of CRCLP began with the introduction given by Gunsimran of fourth year. She introduced the controversial topic of NRC which is associated with the state of Assam. She also highlighted the issue of illegal migrants in context of Mexico and Venezuela and how they adversely affect the resources of a country particularly a … Continue reading Contesting citizenship vis-à-vis NRC

CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION – Preyoshi Bhattacharjee, 3rd Year

On this 26th day of November 2019 our Constitution completed 70 years of its existence. The Center for research in Constitutional law and Policy (CRCLP) organised the celebration of Constitution day on 28th November during the Thursday activity, which was attended by the first three years. The celebration commenced with the heartwarming performance of Aryaman … Continue reading CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION – Preyoshi Bhattacharjee, 3rd Year

Session 5 Contours of Citizenship

The fifth session of CRCLP was on the "Contours of Citizenship” wherein the centre endeavoured to apprise the students of the basic law governing Citizenship and was divided into four parts. The first speaker Deepika Sangwan elucidated upon the jurisprudential aspect of the law relating to citizenship with a special focus on the various concepts … Continue reading Session 5 Contours of Citizenship

Session 3: Preventive Detention- A Necessary Evil?

By Preyoshi Bhattacharjee The third session of CRCLP commenced on 30th August, 2019 with the engrossing topic of Preventive detention. The session began with a video clip showing the harrowing experience of preventive detention of Muhammad Amir Khan, author of the book ‘Framed as a Terrorist’, who spent fourteen years of his life in Jail … Continue reading Session 3: Preventive Detention- A Necessary Evil?

Bypassing of Anti-Defection law: Recent Scenario

By Gunsimran Kaur The Anti-Defection Law of 1985 has failed to serve it's purpose as members of certain political parties have found ways to bypass this legislation brought about to curb the same. The political corridors of Kartnatka were recently embroiled in a situation where the Congress-JD(S) coalition government was brought down due to resignation … Continue reading Bypassing of Anti-Defection law: Recent Scenario

Session 2 Anti-Defection Law- A Panacea or not?

The CRCLP in its second session on August 23, 2019 discussed the Anti-Defection Law with the students. The session saw three speakers namely Ananya Sharma, Deepika Sangwan and Gunsimran Kaur elaborately explaining every facet of the law including a brief speech by Prabhat Kumar on the aspect of Party Whips. Ananya Sharma opened the session … Continue reading Session 2 Anti-Defection Law- A Panacea or not?

Law Redefined: Parliamentary Supremacy vis-à-vis the Amending Power

By Mayank and Preyoshi This case-by-case analysis is done in order to determine how the law regarding 'What can be amended?' has been evolved. This article shall presue the following landmark judgements, namely, Shankari Prasad v. Union of India, L. C. Golak Nath V. State of Punjab, Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala, Indira Nehru … Continue reading Law Redefined: Parliamentary Supremacy vis-à-vis the Amending Power

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Did you say ‘Right’?

By Ananya Sharma The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has served just one purpose, and that is to weaken the existing (sort of) robust law. Someone once said, you never bite that hand that feeds you. Some might assume that it was with this intention that Section 13, 16 and 27 of the RTI … Continue reading The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Did you say ‘Right’?