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Indian Constitutional Courts and Secularism | Irfan Engineer

November 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm in Culture, Governance

Traditions and customs are being used to redefine and redraw the contours of secularism in India in last couple of years. The Constitutional parents, with near unanimity, if not unanimously, embraced the principle of secularism and the principle was followed…

Supreme Court in defence of democracy | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

August 30, 2018 - 10:35 am in Rights

Supreme court has protected it's image to come for the rescue of not merely those who have become victims of high-handedness of Maharashtra police but…

Credibility crisis of higher institutions | Pushkar Raj

June 21, 2018 - 2:24 pm in Governance

The Credibility of India’s top institutions has lately suffered affecting governance and democracy in the country. Its  strong indication came in the…

A fatal blow to be judiciary | Rajindar Sachar

January 18, 2018 - 11:28 pm in Governance

There is a colloquial (this house got burnt with its own (House Stove). I was reminded of this on the day when 4 judges held a press conference and mentioned serious charges against the Chief Justice. To add to the mystery, one of judge signatory now said…

Transgender Bill 2016, needs to be rejected | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 17, 2017 - 6:48 pm in Rights

They came in large numbers from all over the country to protest against attempt to criminalise the issues of TransGender Communities under The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 which actually rather than helping them, criminalises them…

Babri Masjid Ramjanmbhoomi Dispute: Need for Justice

April 6, 2017 - 8:41 pm in Culture, Faiths

After the long wait, the Supreme Court Chief Justice J.S. Khehar opined that long-pending dispute of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid should be settled out of court. (March 2017) He even offered to mediate himself in the matter. Uniformly most of the spokesperson…

Electoral Process is a Secular Activity

January 20, 2017 - 12:52 pm in Elections

The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution.…

Electoral Process is a Secular Activity

January 6, 2017 - 3:14 pm in Society

The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution.…

Can Compulsions Elicit Respect? | Ram Puniyani

December 18, 2016 - 11:39 am in Culture

Supreme Court Order on national Anthem (November 2016) has asked theatres to play the national anthem before a film show begins “for the love of the motherland”. This has yet again started the debate over the personal freedom and legal obligations in present…

War on Constitution: The Rise of Saffron Jihad

February 18, 2016 - 12:56 pm in Reforms

Those of us who witnessed what happened when the goons demolished Babari Masjid in 1992 and later assaulted journalists covering the incident can vouch that it is almost after 25 years that we are witnessing the same kind of situation in India. We have…