Link to my book review of Meenakshi Jain's latest book "Flight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples, Episodes from Indian History"
Issues with the Karnataka HR & CE Act
Recently, the Karnataka Government sent out a circular seeking feedback from the public over the issue of taking over of Hindu mathas and (additional) temples. In the face of a strong backlash, the circular was withdrawn within a day. Even as the entire HR&CE Act was struck down as being unconstitutional by the Karnataka High... 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 →