Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Constitutional law can be defined as the body of rules, doctrines, and practices that govern the political communities. We at Legal Bites provide you with study material related to Constitutional Law- II

Important Doctrines/Principles under Constitutional Law

This article titled ‘Important Doctrines/Principles under Constitutional Law’ deals with various important doctrines and principles used in Constitutional Law along with brief descriptions. Important Doctrines/Principles under Constitutional Law 1. Doctrine of Basic Structure The basic structure doctrine is an Indian judicial principle that the Constitution of India has certain basic features that cannot be altered or destroyed through……...

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Case Analysis: Lily Thomas v Union Of India (2013)

Lily Thomas v Union of India (2013) was a landmark judgment delivered by the Supreme Court in 2013 relating to disqualification of Members of Parliament and Members of the State Legislature in case of criminal convictions as mentioned in the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The Supreme Court heard two writ petitions together as they related to……...

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Case Analysis: State of Haryana v. State of Punjab (2002)

The case of State of Haryana v. State of Punjab (2002) relates to the completion of the Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal by the State of Punjab as it was agreed with the State of Haryana. The question regarding the meaning of dispute of river waters, the extent of jurisdiction and the role of the central government was subsequently discussed….…...

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Case Analysis: Kuldip Nayar v. Union of India (2006)

The case of Kuldip Nayar v. Union of India (2006) deals with the amendments to the Representation of People’s Act, 1951 where, initially it required for the electors to have a “domicile” in the State concerned for getting elected to the Council of States, which was subsequently deleted by the said amendment in 2003. And, with the introduction……...

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What is Supreme: Fundamental Rights or Directive Principles?

This article on ‘What is supreme: Fundamental Rights or Directive Principles?’ is written by Meenakshi Chahar and aims at finding out whether Fundamental Rights are supreme or is it the Directive Principles that are supreme. I. Introduction | What is supreme: Fundamental Rights or Directive Principles? There is always a constant question that we need to find out:……...

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The Deity’s House: A critical analysis of Sabarimala Temple Judgement

This article on ‘The Deity’s House: a critical analysis of Sabarimala temple judgement.’ is written by Meenakshi Chahar and aims to bring out a critical analysis of the Sabarimala verdict. I. Introduction In a country like India, women have faced the problem of discrimination for centuries. Religion happens to be a greater influence on such discriminations. The personal……...

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Time to Relook India’s Contempt Law

This article, ‘Time to Relook India’s Contempt Law‘ by Mudassir Hasan, a final year law student of Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, focuses on the evolution of Contempt law in England, laws prevailing in India regarding Contempt, its flaws and in the end, the article focuses on the need to revisit the law. PM Modi once remarked……...

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Write a critical note on Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, AIR 1978 SC 597

Question: Write a critical note on Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, AIR 1978 SC 597. [UPJS 2012] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Write a critical note on Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, AIR 1978 SC 597.] Answer In the present Maneka Gandhi Case, the petitioner, Maneka Gandhi was a journalist……...

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How far judicial decisions, interpreting constitutional provisions, relating to appointment and transfer of Judges have affected established principles of Constitutional Law?

Question: How far judicial decisions, interpreting constitutional provisions, relating to appointment and transfer of Judges have affected established principles of Constitutional Law? [UPJS 2006]  Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [How far judicial decisions, interpreting constitutional provisions, relating to appointment and transfer of Judges have affected established principles of Constitutional Law?] Answer The……...

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Write a short note on the Rule of Law

Question: Write a short note on the Rule of Law. [MPJS 2011] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Write a short note on the Rule of Law.] Answer The phrase ‘Rule of Law’ literally means that the law should rule, which means the law is superior to any other rule or ruler. The……...

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