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Right To Be Forgotten

Recently, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of the search engine giant Google, which was contesting a French regulatory authority’s order to have web addresses removed from its global database. The European Union’s highest court ruled that an online privacy rule known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ under European law would not apply beyond the borders of… Continue reading Right To Be Forgotten

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UK’s Constitutional Crisis

A defiant Boris Johnson (United Kingdom’s Prime Minister) has vowed to take the country out of the European Union next month, despite suffering an unprecedented legal defeat over his Brexit strategy in the Supreme Court. In a sweeping rebuke to the Prime Minister, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Johnson broke the law when he decided to suspend Parliament for five weeks… Continue reading UK’s Constitutional Crisis

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

Supreme Court of UK: Suspending Parliament was unlawful

Background The prime minister asked Queen Elizabeth II to approve the suspension of Parliament from September 10 to October 14 on the basis of needing time to prepare a new legislative agenda. This could allow a “no deal” Brexit to be forced through The move to “prorogue” parliament will effectively lock lawmakers out of the building for several… Continue reading Supreme Court of UK: Suspending Parliament was unlawful

GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2

Uniform Civil code — the debate, the status

Last week, while hearing a matter relating to properties of a Goan, the Supreme Court described Goa as a “shining example” with a Uniform Civil Code, observed that the founders of the Constitution had “hoped and expected” a Uniform Civil Code for India but there has been no attempt at framing one. What is a Uniform Civil… Continue reading Uniform Civil code — the debate, the status

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Jammu And Kashmir: Article 370 Scrapped

(1) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, (a) The provisions of Article 238 shall not apply in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir; (b) The power of Parliament to make laws for the said State shall be limited to those matters in the Union List and the Concurrent List which, in consultation with the Government of… Continue reading Jammu And Kashmir: Article 370 Scrapped

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

The power to certify

The Hindu Context Recently, the Aadhaar Bill and the Finance Bill were passed as Money Bills, though they may not have met the strict criteria laid out in the Constitution. This meant that the Rajya Sabha had only a recommendatory role while discussing these Bills. While the Speaker has the power to determine whether a… Continue reading The power to certify

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

SC upholds law on criminal defamation + A disappointing verdict + Speak no evil

What happened? The Supreme Court has maintained the constitutional validity of Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalise defamation. Section 499 defines defamation Defamation.—Whoever, by words either spoken or intended to be read, or by signs or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person intending to harm,… Continue reading SC upholds law on criminal defamation + A disappointing verdict + Speak no evil

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Uttarakhand: The way forward

The Union government suffered a major setback with Uttarakhand High Court quashing President’s rule in the hill state and directing ousted CM Harish Rawat to prove his majority on April 29th. The HC had also upheld the disqualification of 9 rebel MLAs observing that they have to pay the price for constitutional sin of defection.… Continue reading Uttarakhand: The way forward

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Not a court of everyday appeal

Article Link How? National Court of Appeal (NCA) By establishing a more robust judiciary National Court of Appeal (NCA) Establishment of a National Court of Appeal (NCA)  would act as an intermediate forum between the Supreme Court and the various high courts of India. It  would relieve the Supreme Court of the weight of hearing… Continue reading Not a court of everyday appeal

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Show Me The Money (Money Bill)

Article Link The Lok Sabha has cuccessfully passed the Aadhaar Bill that aims to ensure targeted services to intended beneficiaries by assigning them unique identity numbers. These numbers will be given to each person who has stayed in India for 182 days in the year preceding the date of application. The government, having seen the… Continue reading Show Me The Money (Money Bill)