Education Of Children With Disabilities

State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities report has been released by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and highlights accomplishments and challenges with regard to the right to education of children with disabilities (CWDs).

Reservation For Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Parliament on January 8, 2019.

Triple Talaq Case

In August 2017, the Supreme Court of India declared triple talaq unconstitutional and the minority opinion suggested the Parliament to consider appropriate legislation governing triple Talaq in the Muslim community.

Transgender Persons Act: Gender Justice Or Discrimination

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament and got Presidential assent on 5 December, 2019.

Review Of Government Litigation Policy

Recently, the Supreme Court of India castigated the Centre for repeatedly filing appeals on identical questions of law despite being fined earlier for clogging the justice delivery system with frivolous cases.

SC/ ST Act: Supreme Court Recalls March 2018 Directions

On 1st Oct, 2019, the Supreme Court recalled its directions in a March 20, 2018 verdict that had effectively diluted provisions of arrest under the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act).

Harmony Post-Ayodhya Verdict

Ayodhya was an age old problem which created social tension among Hindus and Muslims. It was a hurdle in effective integration between the two religious groups. The place where Babri mosque is located was claimed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram which created social unrest. Ayodhya verdict and measures by government ensured that the centuries old matter is solved and effective social integration took place.

Supreme Court Debate Over Collegium System

Though the Collegium System was instituted in the Third Judges Case (1998) to ensure the separation of powers between the executive and judiciary and to maintain independence of the judiciary, some recent decisions taken by the Supreme Court has highlighted the flaws of collegium system.

Governor’s Office: Appointed Vs. Elected Office Tussle

In the Constitution the office of Governor was constituted (Article 153) to stand as a bulwark against secessionism as well as to provide legislative expertise to the newly formed states. The constitutional fathers intentionally created adversarial relationship between the Governor and Chief Minister so as to ensure the letter and spirit of the constitution is followed. However political immaturity has always resulted in conflict between the two constitutional posts.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 received President’s assent on 12 December, 2019. It aims to make changes in the Citizenship Act, 1955, Foreigners Act, 1946 and the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920, if the illegal migrants belong to religious minority groups of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian from neighboring countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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