Essential Religious Practice Test: A Tale Of Interventionist Judiciary, Inversion Of Agency And Invisiblisation Of Freedom Of Religion

The author in this piece criticizes the present judicial approach to determine whether a practice is essential to the religion or not. Ramifications of Essential Religious Practice Test have been discussed in an elaborate manner. The author suggests that religious practices should be tested against constitutional morality instead of substantive aspects of religion.

On Preventive Detention and the Need for a Compensatory Framework in Constitutional Tort Cases.

The author in the article comments on a recent judgement of the Madras High Court (Sunitha v. Additional Chief Secretary) which has highlighted the callousness with which the state misuses preventive detention provisions in the law. Further, the article analyses the compensatory jurisprudence of the Court in constitutional tort cases and the need to develop a legislative framework for the same.

Reform, That You May Preserve

The author in this piece discusses the ongoing conflict over the method of judicial appointments in India. He critiques judicial primacy in judicial appointments in light of the dissent of Justice Chelameswar in the NJAC case. The author suggested a new model based on the United Kingdom's model for appointing judges in India.

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.

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