The POCSO Act Context: Ten years have passed since the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, enacted in consequence to India’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992. Why is it required? The purpose of this […]

Uniform Civil Code

Uniform Civil Code Context: Gujarat has joined the list of States that have called for implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).  In the Constituent Assembly, there was a lot of discussion regarding whether the UCC clause should be included as a fundamental right or guiding […]

Doctrine of Pleasure

Doctrine of Pleasure Context: Arif Mohammed Khan, the governor of Kerala, and the state government disagree strongly on a number of subjects. The most recent scandal started when he asked numerous vice chancellors to quit after the Supreme Court invalidated the nomination of the vice […]

The President is not a mere Rubber Stamp

The President is not a mere Rubber Stamp For Prelims Article 53: “the executive power of the Union shall be vested in the President and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with this Constitution.” Election of […]

Language Policy in India

Language Policy in India Context: • The Governor of Tamil Nadu has recently asserted that the Central government did not impose Hindi or any other language on Tamil Nadu at the 37th convocation of Bharathiar University.   What are the Constitutional Provisions regarding language?   […]

Minority Status to Communities

Minority Status to Communities Context: A public interest litigation (PIL) under the consideration of the Supreme Court of India challenges the power of the Centre to notify minority communities at a national level.   About: The PIL explicitly challenges the constitutionality of Section 2(f) of […]