All blogs in Constitutional Law
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transgenders ,   prisoners ,   gender ,   rights ,   United Kingdom ,   United States ,   Australia

You know gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender – people are people.-Judith Light

A transsexual person is someone who lives or proposes to live in the gender opposite to the one obtained at birth. The gender in which the transsexual person lives or proposes to live is known as that person’s...

By Aishwarya Dhakarey July 29, 2016
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Zeeshan Ali Khan ,   Section 153-B (1) (b) and (c) of the Indian Penal Code ,   hate speech ,   Title VII of the Civil Rights Act[ ,   1964 ,   Equal Opportunities Commission Bill

Many will be familiar with the story of Zeeshan Ali Khan, who was allegedly denied a job by a private company because of his religion. The twenty-two year old MBA graduate applied for a marketing job at Hare Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., a diamond export company in Mumbai. According to him, he...

By Ragini Gupta July 27, 2016
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marital rape ,   article 14 ,   discrimination between married and unmarried women ,   women as chattel ,   sexual frustration ,   dignity of women ,   PWDV Act ,   Section 498A ,   delhi gang rape ,   cruelty by husband ,   Section 375 IPC

1. Introduction

Whenever Mahira, who is 25 years old, has a fight or a heated argument with her husband, he takes it out on her in the bed. She is merely a toy for him whom he can use differently every night. He forces himself on her, every single day, even during her periods. Their relationship...

By Anubha Yadav July 27, 2016
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constitution ,   Article 370 ,   Constitution of India ,   ‘Temporary ,   Transitional and Special Provisions’ ,   Temporary ,   Transitional and Special Provisions ,   Part XXI of the Constitution ,   Special Provisions ,   Clauses 1(b)(i) and 1(b)(ii) ,   Instrument of Accession ,   Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Amendment Order ,   Sampat Prakash v. State of J&K

Is a 3rd year student at W.B.N.U.J.S, Kolkata

“Samvidhan ki dhara 370 ghiste ghiste ghis jaayegi”[1] (Article 370 of the Indian Constitution will gradually erode to oblivion) This statement was made by Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru in the Lok Sabha in 1963 on the assumption that Article 370 was...

By Karan Mittal July 27, 2016
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Right to freedom of Press (Article 19) v. Right to Privacy (Article 21) ,   Right to freedom of Press ,   Right to Privacy ,   Article 19 ,   Article 21 ,   Union of India v. Motion Picture Association ,   Romesh Thappar v. State of Madras ,   defamation ,   Law Commission of India in its 200th Report ,   Contempt of Court Act ,   A.K Gopalan v. Noordeen ,   1971

An under-grad student of ILS, Pune

Freedom of speech and expression is one of the important pillars of democracy. Free expression is indispensable to the unadulterated exchange of thoughts and ideas needed to regulate the democratic machinery in India. These free thoughts lead to ideas that...

By Srija Choudhury July 26, 2016
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Constitution of India Articles 14 ,   19 (1) (a) and 21; Passports Act ,   1967 ,   Sections 3 ,   5 ,   6 ,   10(3)(c) ,   10(5) ,   1978 AIR 597 1978 SCR (2) 621; 1978 SCC (1) 248 ,   Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India


On the 4th of July, 1977, Smt. Maneka Gandhi received a letter from the Regional Passport Office, Delhi, asking her to submit her passport (No. K-869668) within seven days from the day on which she had received such letter, i.e. before 11th July 1977. The letter stated...

By Saakshi Sharma July 26, 2016
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judicial accountability ,   Art 12 ,   State ,   Fundamental right violation ,   part III of the constitution

The Indian judiciary has been performing the sacrosanct function of delivering justice to people. The impartial and unbiased attitude of the judiciary makes it dependable. It is needless to mention that the judiciary has served the country with fortitude and determination. However, it is an...

By Nitesh Srivastava July 26, 2016