Articles by: Chittarvu Raghu

Requirement Of An Independent Constitutional Body

Requirement Of An Independent Constitutional Body

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was enacted with a main objective to protect marginalised communities viz. schedule castes and tribes against discrimination and atrocities. Sec.3 of the said Act enunciates the nature of various acts committed against a schedule caste or a schedule tribe to constitute an offence punishable under the said Act. The said provision stipulates that any act which is[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 Annihilate Caste
Farmers Bills: Are They, Boon or Bane?

Farmers Bills: Are They, Boon or Bane?

A central legislation ‘Essential Commodities Act, 1955’ was enacted with a main objective to prohibit hoarding and black marketing of essential commodities which may obstruct the supply and have an adverse effect on the normal life of the people. The other objective was to provide the essential commodities to its consumers at fair prices. The prices of essential commodities are[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020 India
Is Constitutional Morality Eroding…?

Is Constitutional Morality Eroding…?

After the Rajasthan High Court ordered ‘status quo’ in relation to the notices issued by the Speaker initiating the proceedings under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Gehlot paraded more than 100 MLAs in front of the governor and requested the governor to convene the session but the governor exhibited reluctant to convene the session of[Read More…]

by July 28, 2020 India
Scope of Invocation of Anti-defection Law

Scope of Invocation of Anti-defection Law

One-upmanship in Rajasthan political crisis has lead to making a complaint by the congress chief whip to the Speaker alleging that Mr. Sachin Pilot and his supporters abstained from the congress legislature party meetings and are involved in a conspiracy to bring down the government. The Speaker was asked to initiate proceedings for their disqualification. Article 191(1) of the constitution[Read More…]

by July 21, 2020 India
Police Can Not Infringe The Constitutional Mandate

Police Can Not Infringe The Constitutional Mandate

In the midst of sever Covid-19 pandemic the world is witnessing human right violation exhibited by the police force whose primary duty is to enforce law and order. In US George Floyed was arrested by police outside a shop, hand cuffed and a white police officer knelt on his neck resulting in his death. It demonstrates infringement of due process[Read More…]

by July 15, 2020 Human Rights
Orders Banning The Chines Apps Amenable To Judicial Scrutiny 

Orders Banning The Chines Apps Amenable To Judicial Scrutiny 

As a retaliatory measure consequent to ‘Galwan Valley’ aggression, the Government of India invoked Sec.69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and banned 59 smart phone applications which include the most popular ‘ TikTok’, ‘Cam Scanner’ etc. The reasons cited was that these apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India as per credible inputs received by the government.[Read More…]

by July 3, 2020 India
Constitutional Breakdown In US

Constitutional Breakdown In US

Death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks due to the excessive force exhibited by the policemen raises two crucial constitutional points in the context of liberty as enshrined in the fifth amendment of the American Constitution. The preamble of United Nations constitution begins with the words, ‘we the people’. However till the 24th amendment the racial discrimination was not prohibited[Read More…]

by June 17, 2020 World
Lack of Identity of Migrant Workers

Lack of Identity of Migrant Workers

The plight of migrant workers during the lockdown period has necessitated to examine the law prevailing relating to the migrant workmen. We have witnessed reverse migration and the pathetic conditions faced by the migrant workmen in the process. Thousands of migrant workmen started trekking hundreds of kilometres to their villages in spite of the tightened surveillance by the authorities to[Read More…]

by June 4, 2020 India
It’s A Hobson’s Choice For Labour

It’s A Hobson’s Choice For Labour

Suspension of crucial labour laws for varying lengths of time by some of the states viz. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan etc., reflects the paradigm shift in relation to labour policies consequent to Covid-2019. Already the economy is struggling with the lockdown and the labour is starring at the uncertain future. It is claimed that the labour laws have[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 India
Life or Livelihood – No Choice

Life or Livelihood – No Choice

There is no choice between saving lives and protecting livelihood. The State has to strike a balance between them. The lockdown exit programme should be a balancing act between the lives and livelihood. Every sector of our country has come to a screeching halt. The sudden announcement of the lockdown generated panic in the minds of all the citizens more[Read More…]

by April 28, 2020 India