Conquest 2017

Who can participate? This year the quiz is open to senior high school students (11th – 12th grade/PUC/Junior College) in addition to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. What is the format of the quiz? The Quiz will consist of four regional rounds and one national final. Each regional round consists of a regional
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The Nagaland Dispute, Gender Equality and the Constituent Assembly

A violent agitation has broken out in Nagaland against a constitutionally mandated reservation for women in local councils. The tribal population of the state argues that this reservation infringes on their customary laws and beliefs and have called for an Ordinance from the centre excluding Nagaland from part IXA of the Constitution which creates Municipalities.
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Saving the Date: January 26th and the Constituent Assembly

Republic day – January 26 – does not only mark the commencement of the Indian Constitution, but is also inextricably linked to a historical moment in the Indian nationalist movement. On 26thJanuary 1930, the Indian National Congress, through the Declaration of Purna Swaraj, put forward for the first time that “.India must sever the British
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CADIndia Version 2: What’s new?

Centre for Law and Policy Research’s (CLPR) CADIndia website has undergone significant changes and improvements over the past year. In Phase I (2015-16) of the Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project, the CLPR team Curated, coded and tagged 40% of the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly Debates (CADs) on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles. Designed the
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ConQuest Quiz

One of the objectives of the Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project has been to create a robust civic citizenship. In furtherance to this aim, we will organise an annual Quiz on the Indian constitution and its history aimed at university students to engage with the Constitution in an interactive way. Aimed to explore how contemporary
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ConQuest 2016: National Finals

On 20thAugust 2016, the Centre for Law and Policy Research organized the National Finals of ConQuest 2016 : India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History, and Politics with the support of the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). The Venue was the Indian Society of International Law, Delhi. Participants of
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Child labour in the Constituent Assembly

The 12th of June was observed as the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’. This article takes a close look at the Constituent Assembly of India’s engagement with child labour during the making of the Indian Constitution. Article 24 of the Indian Constitution that prohibits the employment of children under the age of fourteen in factories,
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Special Leave Petitions and the Constituent Assembly Debates

It is no secret that the Supreme Court currently faces an enormous (and frankly unmanageable) number of Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) under Article 136. This has most recently come to a head following a very emotional speech by the Chief Justice of India who quoted Justice Khehar as saying that every year that a judge
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Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project Phase II

Phase ll of CLPR’s Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project, supported by FNF South Asia , is in full swing. A new batch of Associate Editors and Interns are currently undergoing an orientation to the curating, coding and tagging of the Constituent Assembly Debates (CAD) of India. The CADIndia website will have 80% of the debates
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