Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Limited Government in India | Explained

Limited Government in India | Overview Introduction History Limited Government Limited Government-Features Elements Limited Government And Democracy Apex Court Recognising Limited-Government Criticism Conclusion Limited government feature in a state keeps the powers of the state in check. Modern countries have been structured into organs namely executive, legislature, and judiciary, with the common notions that the powers between these… Read More »

Writ of Quo Warranto: History, Scope, Evolution, and Landmark Judgements

Writ of Quo Warranto | Overview Introduction History, Scope and Evolution Landmark Judgements Conclusion The writ of quo warranto – literally translating to “by what warrant (or authority)?”—is a writ that dates back to mediaeval England. While largely obsolete in that form, it retains its significance in modern-day India, even if it is issued lesser than other writs.… Read More »

Writ of Certiorari: History, Scope, Evolution, and Landmark Judgements

Writ of Certiorari | Overview Introduction History, Scope and Evolution Landmark judgements Conclusion The writ of certiorari has been translated in numerous ways—including “to be made certain,” “to search,” “to be more fully informed”—but, ultimately, it comes down to a superior court wanting to be apprised of a lower body’s actions. This article enquires into the history of… Read More »

Writ of Prohibition: History, Scope and Evolution, and Landmark Judgements

Writ of Prohibition | Overview Introduction History, Scope and Evolution Landmark Judgements Conclusion In this article “Writ of Prohibition: History, Scope and Evolution, and Landmark Judgements,” the author has discussed the writ of prohibition which is nearly as old as the common law itself. Like other writs, the writ of prohibition is guaranteed under the Constitution of India—specifically Articles… Read More »

Writ of Habeas Corpus: History, Scope, and Landmark Judgements

Writ of Habeas Corpus | Overview Introduction Scope and evolution Landmark judgements Conclusion Writ of Habeas corpus has been fundamentally important in safeguarding the rights of detainees in India. It protects citizens from arbitrary arrests, abuse by police authorities, illegal detentions, etc. Habeas corpus has been available to citizens for protection throughout independent India’s history save for the… Read More »