On the Qualms of Secularism and Equality

In this article, the authors examine and critique the judgment of Hemant Gupta J. and his reasoning in the case of Aishat Shifa v. State of Karnataka. The piece also suggests that religious freedom and equality needs to be accompanied by a focus on reasonable accommodation.

Locating Gender Equality within the Morality of our Constitution

The author in this piece argues and analyzes that the Indian Constitution does not explicitly embody gender equality within the scope of its constitutional morality but various provisions can be interpreted to do so. What lacks is concrete affirmative action for minority gender groups that is necessary for moving forward.

Reconsidering Reservations: Including Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians Within the Ambit of Scheduled Castes

The author in this piece has analysed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 as unconstitutional by exploring that it it excludes Dalit muslims and Christians under the ambit of the SC status. The author traces the historical overview of the order and put forths that given the transformative constitutionalism and constitutional morality the following have to included under the SC ambit.

Kosovo’s Ban on Islamic Headscarves in Schools

The author in this post has expressed his views on the ban on Islamic headscarves by Kosovo. The author also draws parallels with the governments of other Muslim- majority European countries who in order to conform to the western ideals of secularism, religion and neutrality impose such regulations.

Covid-19 and its Impact on Indian Federalism

The authors in this piece argue that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Government uses certain legislation in a fashion that undermined the letter and spirit of Indian Federal Setup as envisaged in the Constitution. The authors have also assessed the impact of the use of such legislation and their impact on the fiscal, administrative, agricultural sectors of the economy.

Analyzing the Pattern of Arbitrary Visa Revocation of Non-Citizens by the Indian Union Government

The authors in this piece argue that there is an emergence of trend by the Union Government of denying renewal of visas or out-rightly revoking visas of non-citizens without providing an opportunity of being heard, providing any reasoned order, or listing out substantial reasons for the same. The authors have also analysed the legal position under the Passports Act and provisions of the Indian Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights in light of established judicial precedents to argue that the pattern is arbitrary and needs to be rectified.

Has Natural Justice Constitutionalised Administrative Law in India?

By tracing the development of Administrative Law in the United Kingdom and simultaneouslly observing the developments in India, the authors have analysed the course of development of natural justice principles as justiciable concepts in administrative law proceedings. The authors have analysed how through the course of judicial developments, the conceptual form of administrative law transformed into its present functional structure.

Res Extra Commercium: A Wrong Import in Article 19(1)(g) Jurisprudence

The author in this essay has argued that the SC judgement in State of Bombay v. R.M.D. Chamarbaugwala incorrectly interpreted and applied the doctrine of Res Extra Commercium to constrict the scope of Article 19(1)(g). The essay examines how application of the instant doctrine has intertwined with the U.S. Law doctrine of police powers to have negative implications for Indian Jurisprudence.

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