Editorials, Uncategorized

Alcohol Prohibition

The Supreme Court of India recently upheld Kerala Government’s decision to restrict alcohol consumption in the state. In doing so, the court invoked the Directive Principles in the Constitution and claimed that “strict state regulation is imperative” to discourage regular and excessive consumption of alcohol. Kerala government came out with this policy with the noble… Continue reading Alcohol Prohibition

Editorials, GS-1, GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Failing the Test of Gender

The Supreme Court of India recently ruled that appointment of archakas in Tamil Nadu temples as per the Agamas was not a violation of the right to equality. The Court said, the exclusive right given to a particular group or denomination to enter the sanctum sanctorum of a temple and perform rituals cannot be construed… Continue reading Failing the Test of Gender

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

SC upholds law fixing edu criteria for panchayat polls

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court upheld the Haryana government's law mandating minimum educational qualifications as a prerequisite for contestants in panchayat polls. The order validates a similar law passed by Rajasthan, the first state to do so. In December 2014, Rajasthan brought in the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2014, which provides… Continue reading SC upholds law fixing edu criteria for panchayat polls

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

Fundamental duties’s role in our polity

Any debate on the Constitution naturally focuses on the historic significance of the primacy of the fundamental rights of citizens. These rights placed India at the forefront of nations that cherish human rights. The historic significance of these rights lies in the fact that a people who suffered colonial oppression and the loss of basic… Continue reading Fundamental duties’s role in our polity