Synopsis: Governor Dhankhar’s official visit to violence-hit areas is a breach of constitutional propriety. Introduction The West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s recently visited areas hit by post-poll violence in Cooch Behar. This starts grave disobedience of the limits of constitutional decorum. The governor ignored the norm that constitutional heads should not show their differences with… Continue reading Breach of Constitutional Propriety by Governor
Synopsis: The instances of court’s intervening in the executive matters without providing comprehensive legal reasoning are increasing. SC’s recent decision to put stay on farm laws has been analysed in this context. Introduction The Supreme Court is trying to make a political settlement between farmers and the government. It has put a stay on farm law and made a… Continue reading Are courts encroaching on the powers of the executive?
Why in News? Tamil Nadu Governor will make a decision on a plea for the release of a prisoner. The prisoner is undergoing life imprisonment for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Facts: Pardoning Powers of Governor: Article 161: It provides that the Governor shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites, or… Continue reading Pardoning Powers of Governor
Former Punjab CM Beant Singh’s assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana’s mercy petition was accepted by the Home ministry in 2019. But the decision could not be implemented as the Council of Ministers didn’t send the file to the President. Recently the Supreme Court criticised the government for their delay and scheduled a hearing for that. This… Continue reading Aspect of Mercy petition in India and Judicial intervention
Synopsis: Tussle between the Puducherry CM and LG Kiran Bedi is one of the examples of increasing frictions between constitutional functionaries. In today’s article we are listing the causes of frictions between them. Background Recently, Puducherry Chief Minister (CM) V. Narayanasamy staged a three-day protest against Lieutenant Governor (LG) Kiran Bedi. The CM accused LG of “functioning in an autocratic manner” and adopting an “obstructionist attitude” in ensuring the progress and welfare of people and asked the… Continue reading Reasons for frictions between Puducherry CM and LG
Context: Recently, US President Donald Trump exercised his powers under the Constitution to pardon Michael Flynn, his former National Security Advisor What is the extent of the US President’s power to pardon? Constitutional right: The President of the US has the constitutional right to pardon or commute sentences related to federal crimes. No restriction: The US Supreme Court… Continue reading Pardoning power of president in india