Tag Archives: The Constitution of India

Federalism: Legislative Relations between Centre and States

Introduction One of the salient features of Indian Constitution is that it is the lengthiest written constitution. Constitution now contains 465 Articles, (divided into 25 Parts) and 12 Schedules. Out of those twenty-five Parts, Part XI is titled as “Relations between the Union and the States” and contains two Chapters. This essay specifically deals with 1st Chapter which… Read More »

Secularism in India – An Overview and Comparison with Saudi Arabia

INTRODUCTION – Secularism India is the birthplace of four major world religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. Yet, India is one of the most diverse nations in terms of religion and secularism. Many scholars and intellectuals believe that India’s predominant religion, Hinduism has long been a most tolerant religion. India is a country built on the foundations of… Read More »

CfP: GNLU Annual Legal Services Forum, 2018 [April 13-14] Submit by Feb 20

About The Centre for Law and Society of Gujarat National Law University invites research papers for the Annual Legal Services Forum, 2018 on the following: Themes I. Custom versus Constitution Jallikattu Triple Talaq Beef Ban The Right of Women to Enter Places of Worship II. Social Welfare and Universal Basic Income (UBI) UBI as an alternative to present… Read More »

Ambit of Article 131 – Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India

THE TERM ‘ORIGINAL JURISDICTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA” Article 131[1] of the Indian constitution states the original jurisdiction of Supreme Court, critically examining the expression “original jurisdiction of Supreme Court” in the article, a court is said to have an original jurisdiction when it has authority to hear and determine a case in the first instance.… Read More »

CFP: National Law University, Jodhpur – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly: Submit by Jan 2

National Law University, Jodhpur is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly. The Journal attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law keeping in mind a global perspective. Categories Articles – (Not exceeding 6000 words) Notes – (Not exceeding 4000 words)… Read More »

Uniform Civil Code – An Overview

STATUS OF UNIFORM CIVIL CODE IN INDIA The question of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India has attracted the educated class in India ever since the Constitution of India was brought into operation. Article 44 in part IV of the Indian Constitution states: ‘the state shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout… Read More »