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Polity – 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Reform!!!

2018-07-27T00:18:10+00:00

This month marks the 100th year of the publication of the ‘Report on Indian constitutional reforms’, commonly known as the Montagu-Chelmsford Report (MCR). Edwin Montagu, then Secretary of State for India, had advocated for increased participation of Indians in the British Indian administration and had begun consultations nearly a year earlier. After many meetings with Indian representatives, Montagu and the then Governor-General, Lord Chelmsford, published the MCR on July 8, 1918. […]

Polity – 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Reform!!!2018-07-27T00:18:10+00:00

Polity-Criminalization of Indian politics, Vertical Integration and Scarcity of State Capacity !!!

2017-11-08T00:25:37+00:00

Last week, the Supreme Court asked the government about the status of criminal cases pending against elected ministers, underlining the importance of breaking from the history of law-breakers becoming law-makers. The court recommended setting up fast-track courts to deal with the cases, but that is unlikely to be an effective strategy, unless complemented with reforms to improve governance and bring transparency in campaign financing. […]

Polity-Criminalization of Indian politics, Vertical Integration and Scarcity of State Capacity !!!2017-11-08T00:25:37+00:00

Polity-Toxic farming: on insecticide regulation

2017-11-01T07:16:05+00:00

Reports of farmers dying from pesticide exposure in Maharashtra’s cotton belt in Yavatmal make it evident that the government’s efforts to regulate toxic chemicals used in agriculture have miserably failed. […]

Polity-Toxic farming: on insecticide regulation2017-11-01T07:16:05+00:00

Polity-The Discourse on Reservations (Landmark Judgements-Part 6) !!!

2017-08-28T13:01:16+00:00

Indra Sawhney v. Union of India (1992) Reservations: From the British Raj to the Constitution of India Post-constitutional Developments And Along Came the Mandal Commission The Mandal Challenge Off with the ‘Creamy Layer’ Extending Mandal to Education Caste in India: The Road Ahead Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

Polity-The Discourse on Reservations (Landmark Judgements-Part 6) !!!2017-08-28T13:01:16+00:00

Polity-Right to Privacy- Truly a momentous ruling !!!

2017-08-27T23:32:12+00:00

When delivering the 12th Justice K.T. Desai Memorial Lecture on dissenting judgments in Mumbai last year, Justice Rohinton F. Nariman described the great dissenters on the Supreme Court of the 1950s and 1960s as persons who had chiselled and added meaning to the Constitution’s fundamental rights. […]

Polity-Right to Privacy- Truly a momentous ruling !!!2017-08-27T23:32:12+00:00

Polity-The Emergence of ‘Second Generation Rights’ (Landmark Judgements-Part 4)

2017-08-16T13:53:40+00:00

Further expanding the meaning of the ‘right to life’ and including second generation rights. Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation (1985) Facts of the Case The Right to Life Includes the Right to Livelihood Policy-Oriented Approach of the Supreme Court The Aftermath of Olga Tellis The Largest Court-Sanctioned Eviction in the World Third Generation Rights Right to Housing in 21st-Century India Click here to read Thank you UPSCTREE

Polity-The Emergence of ‘Second Generation Rights’ (Landmark Judgements-Part 4)2017-08-16T13:53:40+00:00