Referendums and the Indian Constitution

Earlier this month, Russia voted on an important referendum that brought significant changes to its Constitution. The Russians decided to grant President Putin the option of leading the country until the year 2036, by limiting a President’s Rule to two six-year terms in total rather than two consecutive terms. They also voted to effectively ban... Continue Reading →

There was a Somerset, long before Dred Scot!

Last month, Americans were on streets protesting against the tragic murder of George Floyd, an African-American national who died due to police brutality. Floyd’s episode gave rise to questions about racism and status of other races (particularly African Americans) in USA. One cannot talk of African-Americans without bringing up the infamous case of Dred Scott... Continue Reading →

African-Americans and the United States Constitution

‘I can’t breathe!’ These were the last words of George Floyd, an African-American citizen of the United States of America who died due to police brutality, recently. Floyd was arrested for allegedly using counterfeit currency for buying cigarettes. He was pinned down by officer Derek Chauvin who knelt Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes, causing... Continue Reading →

Do ends justify the means? Analyzing the Calcutta HC’s judgment quashing the Leave India Notice issued to a Polish Student

Yesterday, the Calcutta High Court passed a significant verdict wherein it quashed a Leave India Notice issued by the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office, Kolkata to a Polish national, studying in India. The Polish citizen was served the Notice for allegedly violating his visa conditions as he had participated in political rallies against the recent Citizenship... Continue Reading →

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