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Articles by: Snehil Kunwar Singh

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches …

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches …

  Co-Written by Snehil Kunwar Singh & Bhaskar Kumar A good name is better than precious ointment … (Proverbs 22:1 and Ecclesiastes 7:1 – The Holy Bible) Indigenous cartography existed in various forms in pre-colonial Africa. Unfortunately, the indigenous cartographic heritage of the continent suffered a major setback during the period of imperialism and colonialism. A foremost threat to the traditional[Read More…]

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No NOTA For Rajyasabha

No NOTA For Rajyasabha

Co-Written by Snehil Kunwar Singh & Bhaskar Kumar In what comes as a significant step towards free and transparent democracy, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court (SC) comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud has quashed the circulars of the Election Commission of India (ECI) introducing NOTA in elections to the Rajya Sabha. In fact,[Read More…]

Quotas in Promotion

Quotas in Promotion

Co-Written by Snehil Kunwar Singh & Bhaskar Kumar In a latest move, the Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to revisit the issue of Quotas in promotion which it held not mandatory for the state to make reservations for SC/ST in promotions in the M. Nagraj judgment delivered in 2006. The fundamental contentions against the reservations in promotions are that the[Read More…]

Section 497 of IPC is Archaic

Section 497 of IPC is Archaic

Co-Written by Snehil Kunwar Singh & Bhaskar Kumar A Constitution bench of the Supreme Court (SC) comprising of 5-judges headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra is examining the constitutional validity of S.497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This 158-year-old criminal provision is said to be archaic which promotes gender inequality and patriarchy. It reads, “Whosoever[Read More…]

Why Sharia Courts Are Unconstitutional

Why Sharia Courts Are Unconstitutional

Co-Written by Snehil Kunwar Singh & Bhaskar Kumar Few days ago, the All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) expressed its desire to establish Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) in all districts of the country in order to provide speedy adjudication in matters of Muslim men and women as per the Islamic laws. The Government of India rejected the request by AIMPLB. In[Read More…]

Lateral Entry of Joint Secretaries Unconstitutional

Lateral Entry of Joint Secretaries Unconstitutional

Co-Written by Snehil Kunwar Singh & Bhaskar Kumar Recently, the Government of India has decided to allow lateral entry for the post of joint secretaries of various ministries thus opening the doors to the private sector. The constitutional validity of the notification providing for lateral entry is challenged by an ex-IAS officer through a PIL in the Supreme Court on[Read More…]

Female Genital Mutilation And Women’s Rights

Female Genital Mutilation And Women’s Rights

Co-Written by Bhaskar Kumar & Snehil Kunwar Singh A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court (SC) comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud are to conclude hearing on a PIL seeking complete ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Practice of FGM also known as ‘Khatna’ is highly prevalent among Dawoodi Bohra community among Muslim Shia. Also[Read More…]

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