Plight of Migrant Workers and the Constitutional Safeguards

By Mayank Sharma 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 … Continue reading Plight of Migrant Workers and the Constitutional Safeguards

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

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’?

Constitution and Constitutionalism

CONSTITUTION is the fundamental law of a country which provides a framework of the system of governance in the said country. CONSTITUTIONALISM is a political philosophy often termed as anti-thesis of arbitrariness. It believes in the limited government. Constitution is one of the sources of constitutionalism and cannot be treated as its synonym. That's why, presence of constitution does not guarantee constitutionalism per se. World has seen the dilemma of CONSTITUTION WITHOUT CONSTITUTIONALISM multiple times. Germany during Nazi era , Africa in the reign of Apartheid (1948-1994), present day North Korea are glaring examples of CONSTITUTION WITHOUT CONSTITUTIONALISM.