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Decoding the role of the Speaker and judicial review in legislative defections

The Maharashtra crisis may be leading India towards a constitutional anomaly. Exercising judicial review prior to the decision of the Speaker of the House virtually nullifies “Schedule X” of the Indian Constitution. 

If appropriate corrective measures are not taken by the court in the future, there will be a disjuncture between the constitutional law and practice in the sense of repudiation. (PTI)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 12:55 PM IST

Why Kerala's Opposition questioned the ordinance to amend the Lok Ayukta Act

The ordinance reduces the Lok Ayukta to an advisory role, infringing on the principles of separation of powers, and giving the executive an increasing role

The competent authority as defined under Section 2 of the Act is the governor, CM or government of Kerala, in most cases, rendering an adjudicatory role to the executive. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 08:11 PM IST

Government data negates the need for laws to control India’s population growth

TFR for every religion has declined in every successive NFHS as well, including Muslims, whose TFR declined from 4.41 in NFHS-1 to 2.62 in NFHS-4

The total fertility rate (TFR), or the number of children per woman, is 2.0, which is somewhat lower than the replacement rate (AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 08:34 PM IST
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