The Original Form of Article 30

In an earlier article, I had blogged about the evolution of the Cultural and Educational Rights of the Minorities in the Indian Constitution in the form of Articles 29 and 30. In that post, I had covered the modifications that the relevant Articles underwent from the time the first draft of the would-be Articles was... Continue Reading →

Core2: Need for Equitable Distribution of Public Goods

(Reproduced as-is from https://medium.com/@pranasutra/core2-need-for-equitable-distribution-of-public-goods-f4d1d576e7d) Among the many fallacies of the #IOI regime in India, the second most important issue that #TeamCore is concerned about is that of (un)equitable distribution of public goods and resources. In the #Core hierarchy, therefore, this issue is termed #Core2 (#Core1 refers to discrimination with regard to Educational Rights). A crisp,... Continue Reading →

Issues with Constitutional Interpretation Styles

In the judiciary, various techniques or styles are deployed when it comes to interpretation of the Constitution. A study of these 'Constitutional Interpretation' methods help understand the approach taken, and the reasoning behind, the judgement arrived at in any particular case. Although interpretation styles can be attributed to any judgement, they become especially relevant in... Continue Reading →

Abdicating Legislation to Judiciary?

I was recently reading the book - "The Vision of the Anointed" by Thomas Sowell. While discussing the issue of "Judicial Activism", the author briefly makes a point about how, in the US, the "anointed" deliberately blur the concept of separation of powers and leave some parts of legislation unclear so that they could use... Continue Reading →

Difference in interpretation between Religious Establishment Rights & Educational Rights

I want to highlight a strange difference in interpretation, by our executive and judiciary, of the Rights guaranteed under our Constitution for running our temples (religious establishments) and a section of our citizenry running educational institutions. Common structure between religious establishment rights and educational rights There is considerable similarity in the way rights related to... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Minority Tag in India

Some leaders of the Lingayat community in Karnataka have renewed their demand for their group to be considered as separate from Hindus. They want to 'move out' of the Hindu fold. This demand has been in existence from many decades and seems to have a co-relation to the recognition of non-Hindus as 'minorities' and consequent... Continue Reading →

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