44 years of the 44th Amendment

The Parliament of India 15 May holds a very special place in the annals of India’s Constitutional History. Just like December 1946 when the Constituent Assembly met to decide the fate of the Indian Constitution, on 15 May 1978, the Parliament saw the introduction of India’s Mini-Constitution i.e., the Constitution (Forty-Fourth Amendment) Act, 1978. This... Continue Reading →

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 & the Law punishing Atrocities against SC & ST

The motion poster for the movie. The Republic of India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day today i.e., 26 January 2022. On this day, the erstwhile dominion of India became a Republic i.e., a nation governed by its own Constitution. This Constitution was a result of extensive labour and discussion by a Constituent Assembly consisting of representatives... Continue Reading →

Portraits, Government and Hindi Cinema

A still from the movie Jolly LLB (2013) where the portraits of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pt. Nehru and Sardar Patel are visible on the wall. There is a famous phrase that ‘devil is in the detail’ and interestingly since law school lawyers are encouraged to have an eye for detail. For a lawyer like myself,... Continue Reading →

What is the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867?

Image Credits- Business Standards Earlier today, the Indian Express reported that a political leader allegedly put up posters with photographs of former and current leaders of the Bhartiya Janta Party i.e. Mr. Chinmayanand, Mr. Kuldeep Singh Sengar etc. at various places across Lucknow. These individuals are/have been accused and/or convicted in some cases, for offences... Continue Reading →

Procedure for Conferring the Bharat Ratna

Today marks the 115th birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. In his honour, the day is celebrated as the National Sports Day in India. Since morning, tributes have poured in for the legend and some quarters have demanded that he should be conferred with India’s highest civilian honour i.e. the Bharat Ratna.... Continue Reading →

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