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 representatives’ had become the Maoists’ key demand and the precondition to bring the insurgents to … Continue reading Nepal’s Constitutional Crisis

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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 had passed resolutions recommending the creation of these states. This process was not followed in … Continue reading Constitutionality of Section 8 of the AP Reorganization Act

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 2010 for her contributions to social sciences. She has several publications to her credit and … Continue reading Conversation with Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at DU

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. It is written by Shambo Nandy, an Advocate practicing in Delhi, and Vasujith Ram, the … Continue reading The Political Class and the Decline of Constitutional Morality

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 proviso came into light. According to Article 3 of our Constitution, the Parliament may by … Continue reading Article 3, Federalism and the Silence in our Constitution: Perspectives in the Context of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization

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 post, I will discuss some interesting recommendations contained in the Standing Committee’s report. In particular, … Continue reading The Judicial Appointments Commission: A Delicate Balance

NOTA Judgment and the Right to Reject: Is it a Goal too Far?

by Vasujith Ram The Supreme Court in PUCL v UOI held that the EVMs must now include the NOTA (None Of The Above) button as an extension of secrecy for an eligible voter’s right not to vote. Since the petition was a Writ Petition under Article 32, the Court had to judge its maintainability, as … Continue reading NOTA Judgment and the Right to Reject: Is it a Goal too Far?