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Why Germany’s constructive vote of no-confidence won’t suit simultaneous

The committee on One Nation, One Poll rejected the Law Commission's recommendation on the German model of no-confidence motion. What does that model entail?

Former President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind who heads High-Level Committee (HLC) on ‘One Nation, One Election’ presented the report on simultaneous elections in the country to President Droupadi Murmu along with members of the HLC including Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah. (@rashtrapatibhvn)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 12:11 AM IST

Legally Speaking | Can fundamental principles of the Constitution be altered?

The Parliament has unrestricted authority to alter the Constitution as long as it does not damage the essential structure of the Constitution

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of the land. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 07:33 PM IST

NBDSA issues guidelines to broadcasting channels on reporting LGBTQIA+ issues

The NBDSA said that it was necessary to highlight stereotypes used as a part of anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric, such as the usage of the term “grooming groups”.

The media fraternity needs to duly follow guidelines issued by NBDSA and the Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards. (PTI)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 06:36 PM IST
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New Lokpal chairperson's Supreme Court tenure

Justice AM Khanwilkar’s contribution to rights-expanding judgments includes reading down Section 377 and women's right to enter Sabarimala temple

Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar. (On right)(File)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 09:28 PM IST

Are laws that prevent forced conversions really about freedom of religion?

There is no national anti-conversion law, but various states are enacting laws. Newer grounds where such so-called crimes can take place are being identified

Anti-conversion laws are gaining significance leading to more and more states passing such laws, bringing new amendments to the existing ones. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 05:03 PM IST

The quest for equality, at the heart of the Uttarakhand UCC bill, is flawed

The lure of a common civil code has for long attracted lawmakers. A new civil law, like the UCC, is an opportunity to reflect changed social mores — does it?

The Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code Bill 2024 was passed
Published on Feb 13, 2024 06:49 PM IST

Legally speaking | The right to abort, in light of different judgements

There is a contradiction in abortion law: On one hand, it recognises a pregnant woman's rights, on the other, it devolves agency to medical practitioners

What is the existing law on abortion and why do various courts' decisions differ widely?(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 04:24 PM IST

Understanding remission guidelines set out in the Bilkis Bano case by the SC

Remission allows for the reduction of the period of imprisonment based on numerous factors. It does not mean acquittal and does not wipe out the offence

Bilkis Bano.
Published on Jan 19, 2024 05:54 PM IST

Trans rights: Can free education replace the demand for quota?

The difference between what the government wants to do — offer welfare measures — and what the community has sought — reservation — is wide and deep

Transgender persons are not a homogenous category, and, like everyone else, have multiple identities based on caste, race, religion, and ethnicity. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 20, 2023 07:18 PM IST
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