Revisiting the debate on Presidential Elections in Constituent Assembly Debates

The Election Commission conducted the presidential election on 17th July, 2017.  Article 54 of the Constitution of India, 1950 provides for the President to be elected by an electoral college consisting of “elected members of both the houses of parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the State”. Article 55  provides for
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The Contempt Jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Constituent Assembly Debates

In 2011 Justice Karnan complained to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes of caste based discrimination by his brother judges of the Madras High Court. A series of exchanges between him and the Supreme Court ended with him sentencing a Supreme Court bench (including the Chief Justice of India) to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment for atrocities under
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Money-Finance Bills in the Rajya Sabha

The Money-Finance Bill Controversy in the Constituent Assembly Debates The Finance Bill, 2017 seeks to amend  40 acts on income tax raid procedures, anonymity in political funding, mandatory linking of Aadhaar to the PAN card and the composition and functioning of tribunals. Mr. Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister, justifies these amendments as they are merely
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ConQuest Quiz 2016: East Regional Round

On 6th August, 2016 we organised the East Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. We were hosted by our partner, KIIT Law School, Orissa. Around 50 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges in Orissa, Kolkata, Assam and other states. Teams from leading law schools
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ConQuest Quiz 2016: North Regional Rounds

On 20th August, 2016, we organized the North Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. The Quiz was held in partnership with Indian Law Institute, Delhi at the Indian Society of International Law, Delhi. Around 45 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges Delhi, Punjab, Haryana
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ConQuest Quiz 2016: South Regional Round

On 23rd July, 2016, we organized the South Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. We were hosted by our partner, The School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. Over 50 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and
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ConQuest 2016: India’s First Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics

The Centre for Law and Policy Research will conduct India’s First National Level Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics in 2016, called ‘ConQuest’. The quiz is open for undergraduate and postgraduate University students and will explore how contemporary political, legal and governance issues are informed by India’s constitutional history. The quiz will draw
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