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Rights, Principles and duties

Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties and DPSP

This section will contain all the issue and updates related to Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties and DPSP as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

FR, FD, DPSP updates/news
  • Right To Education Act still has some arbitrariness
    Synopsis: The Right To Education Act evolved so much in the past. But there is still some arbitrariness in the RTE Act. Introduction: Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act or RTE Act is a horizontally enforceable Fundamental Right. That is, the Right is enforceable against the State and Individuals. But the Right ...
  • Sachin Waze Case | The Issue of Right to Legal Counsel in Custody
    Synopsis – The NIA recently arrested Sachin Waze in the Antilia case. Waze has filed an application seeking permission to meet his lawyer. In this article, we will see the provisions regarding the right to legal counsel for those in police custody. Introduction- In Feb., an SUV was found parked near industrialist ...
  • The ill effects of Job reservation for locals
    Synopsis: Haryana has introduced a new law where it assures 75% Job reservation for locals. This could be a disastrous decision for the Indian Economy. Introduction The Governor of Haryana has approved a law that regulates job reservation in the private sector. This could possibly hamper India’s investment climate and its ...
  • Revisiting the Ruling of Indra Sawhney Case
    Synopsis: The Supreme Court is examining the constitutional validity of the Maratha reservation policy. During the hearing, it mentioned that it will re-examine the landmark verdict in the Indra Sawhney vs Union of India case 1992. What is the Indra Sawhney Case? The Mandal Commission- In 1979 the Second Backward Classes Commission was ...
  • Concerns associated with Local Reservation Laws
    Synopsis: Enactment of local reservation laws by states would have a negative impact on low-income internal migrants. Laws will also fail to go through the constitutionality test. Background: There have been numerous instances of subnational nativism in the past: Mulki rules in Nizam-ruled Hyderabad in the late 19th century Anti-South Indian movements in Bombay ...
  • The Mandal case and Reservation in India – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Supreme Court (SC) may examine the 50% reservation cap set by the Mandal case ruling of 1992(Also known as Indra Sawhney case). The decision was taken during the examination of the constitutional validity of the Maratha reservation policy of the Maharashtra government. During the hearing, the SC asked states whether they ...
  • Judiciary’s inconsistency in dealing with cases of Personal liberty
    Synopsis: The recent rulings of the judiciary have defended the personal liberty of citizens. However, there are many instances where the judiciary failed to uphold liberty. What are the recent rulings? The following rulings highlight the role of judiciary as the first line of defence against the deprivation of the liberty of ...
  • Job reservation in private sector for locals – Explained, pointwise
    Introduction Recently Haryana government notified its Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020. This bill provides job reservation in the private sector for locals. Prior to Haryana, States such as Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh also tried to provide reservation in private jobs. Now the question is whether it is a ...
  • Tenure of “Commission for Sub-categorisation of OBCs” extended
    What is the News? The tenure of the Commission to examine the Sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes(OBCs) is extended. The commission now has until July 31 to submit its report. The commission is headed by Justice G Rohini. What is Sub-Categorisation of OBCs? Reservation among OBCs: OBCs are granted 27% reservation in jobs ...
  •  India asks WhatsApp to revoke changes in its privacy policy 
    Why in News?   The Union government has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the proposed changes to its privacy policy.   Facts:   Questions Posed by Government to WhatsApp:   Source: Business Standard   Key Concerns over WhatsApp Privacy Policy:  Privacy of Citizens: The policy should be reconsidered to respect the informational privacy, freedom of choice and data security of Indian citizens.  Differential Policies: The privacy ...

 

 

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