“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire Does the above quote still stand true? This is a question that I have been asking myself and it may not be completely true in the current scenario because this quote had its origin in the 1600s … Continue reading SEDITION- PERSECUTING ANTI- NATIONAL FEELINGS OR PERSECUTING POLITICAL DISSENT? Preyoshi Bhattacharjee, 4th Year
With a gargantuan magnitude of 45.6 crore migrants (38% of the total population) in India, migration has become another pertinent issue among problems like pollution, education etc. Out of a total population of 6 million approximately 1.7 million constitute the labor migrants in the metropolitan city of Ahmedabad. This hampers their suffrage since these people … Continue reading Conundrum of the dormant voters- a step towards a more inclusive Democracy -Muskan Dang, 3rd Year
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost” - Thomas Jefferson, 1786. A free press is crucial and one of the most basic requirements for the methodical functioning of a democratic society. Media can therefore be referred to as a symbol of freedom or liberty—a bulwark … Continue reading FREEDOM OF THE PRESS – THE FOURTH PILLAR OF DEMOCRACY? -Aditi Singh, 3rd Year
With his dying breath, Fred Ery identified Floyd "Buzz" Fay as his murderer. "Buzz did it," he whispered to his wife. When Buzz was charged with aggravated murder, he didn't seem particularly perturbed. "I kept thinking, they'll find the right person, they'll get this straightened out, they'll let me go tomorrow," he told the Calgary … Continue reading NARCO ANALYSIS: A RELIABLE TOOL FOR JUSTICE? – Vani Saini, 2nd Year
The Government of India, on 24th September, 2020 rolled out three agricultural laws, popularly referred to as the farm laws. The laws seek to make certain amendments to the existing agricultural laws in India. The proposed amendments however, have sparked major controversy all over the country. Certain provisions have been termed as anti-farmer and have … Continue reading THE FARM LAWS VIS-À-VIS THE CONSTITUTION – Preyoshi Bhattacharjee and Jyotika Aggarwal, 4th Year
The ongoing nationwide lockdown announced on 24th March to contain the spread of the Coronavirus has turned out to be a nightmare for the migrant workers. These workers who survive on meagre wages were rendered jobless overnight without any money and food to survive. What followed was the mass exodus of workers triggered by panic, … Continue reading Plight of Migrant Workers and the Constitutional Safeguards- Mayank Sharma, 3rd Year
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
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?
By Preyoshi Bhattacharjee & Mayank Sharma The CRCLP took off with its first Friday discussion on 16 th Aug, 2019 on the burning issue of Article 370. The discussion focused on analysing the recent abrogation of Article 370 in the light of constitutionalism. A total of 4 speakers from 4th and 5th year discussed various … Continue reading Session 1: Art 370 vis-a-vis Constitutionalism
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’?