Repeal of Temporary Articles 370 and the 35A Intrusion

Those who had been wondering whether the Modi Government would bite the bullet on Article 370 and Article 35A got their answer on August 5. Not only did the government scrap the two provisions, the first of which was of a temporary nature and the se

अल्पसंख्यक कौन हैं?

केंद्र की नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार ने अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय तक अपनी पहुंच और बढ़ा कर देश में एक स्पंदन प

Our Constitution: Preamble Debates

Last month (June), the nation remembered Emergency, which had been imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975. The horrors that followed have been repeatedly chronicled — large-scale arrests of the then Prime Minister’s political adversaries

The Spirit of Indian Federalism

The issue of India’s federal nature has been both a subject of reiteration and conflict between the ruling party and the opposition. There have been instances when the opposition parties accused the Centre of violating the federal spirit through po

जल-शक्ति

जल-शक्ति नाम से सर्वथा नये मंत्रालय गठन प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के नेतृत्व में दूसरी बार गठ

Minorities

The Modi government has created a flutter by its recent outreach to the minority community. It has announced scholarships to five crore students over the next five years, with a substantial number of them being girls; extended help to madrassas to eq

Jal Shakti

One of the highlights of Government formation for a second time under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi was the creation of a new Jal Shakti Ministry. This was pursuant to the promise the Bharatiya Janata Party had made in its poll manifesto, n

राफेल दस्तावेजों पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय

राफेल के बारे में जो दस्तावेज मीडिया में प्रकाशित हुए थे और जिन पर भरोसा कर याचियों ने सौदे की ज

Supreme Court on Rafael Papers

The political slugfest that erupted after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre’s objections on a bunch of Rafael papers published in the media and relied upon by petitioners demanding a probe into the deal, has unfortunately obliterated the larger

Special Provisions for Jammu & Kashmir: Facts

It would appear from statements by certain political leaders that Article 370 is the critical element which binds Jammu & Kashmir with India. Former State Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti says that the withdrawal of th

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