Category Archives: Democracy

Nepal’s Constitutional Crisis

by Mara Malagodi Nepali legislators are currently striving to promulgate the country’s seventh constitution and conclude the peace process that began in 2006 after the ten-year long Maoist People’s War. By 2001 a new constitution drafted ‘by the people’s elected … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of Section 8 of the AP Reorganization Act

by Kshitij Maheshwari The bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana happened in an unprecedented manner. When the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand were created, the assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and UP respectively … Continue reading

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Conversation with Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at DU

Prof. Nandini Sundar is a Professor of Sociology at the Delhi University. She was one of the lead petitioners in the well-known case of Nandini Sundar v. State of Chattisgarh (WP (C) 250 of 2007). She won the prestigious Infosys Prize in … Continue reading

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The Political Class and the Decline of Constitutional Morality

(Admin’s Note: This post was previously published as an Editorial Note in the Monsoon Issue of Volume 4 of JILS, highlighting the decline in the respect for the unwritten rules and the spirit of the Constitution among the political class. … Continue reading

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Article 3, Federalism and the Silence in our Constitution: Perspectives in the Context of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization

by Vasujith Ram Recently when the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill was proposed in order to divide the State of Andhra Pradesh to create a new State called the State of Telangana, the usage and interpretation of Article 3 and its … Continue reading

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Audio Lecture by Dr. Uday Chandra

Journal of Indian Law and Society in association with the NUJS Constitutional Law Society organized a lecture by Dr. Uday Chandra on “Liberalism and its Other: Primitivism in Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Law” on January 23rd, 2014 at NUJS. Following … Continue reading

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The Judicial Appointments Commission: A Delicate Balance

by Abhinav Chandrachud On December 9, 2013, the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice (hereinafter, “Standing Committee”), submitted its report on the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013, to both Houses of Parliament.[i] In this blog … Continue reading

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