Last week at CLPR: our take on the SC review of the SC/ST Act, our coverage of the Aadhaar and Ayodhya cases and the a little know fact of the original Constitution of India.
- Sudhir Krishnaswamy comments on the use of government financial resources toward the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 in The Hindu.
- Jayna Kothari and J.Mandakini (associate at CLPR) write on the Supreme Court ruling that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (Act) is being misused.
- The Constitution of India was originally not a printed document but a work the artist Nandalal Bose and calligrapher Prem Behari Narain Raizada.
Supreme Court Observer:
- K.K. Venugopal on Day 23 of the Aadhaar Act case stated that faulty implementation does not make the Act unconstitutional.
- Day 24 in the Aadhaar Act case the argument from the Union was that the challenge to the Act that its implementation was intrusive and not secure enough was invalid as the Union Govt had proved otherwise.
- The week at the Supreme Court ended with the bench expressing doubts about the rationale provided by the Union Govt for its Aadhaar linking directives.
- On Day 6 of the Ayodhya Title dispute Rajeev Dhavan asked that the Ismail Faruqui case be referred to a Constitutional bench as the judgement did not uphold secularism.
- Court in Numbers: Number of Review petitions decided by the SC – 57. This is excluding the review of the SC/ST Atrocities Act review conducted by the Supreme Court this week.
- Op-ed by Prof Shah Alam Khan in the Indian Express “Dignity, but for whom?” on the judgement in the Passive Euthanasia case judgement. Has the Supreme Court added morality to the inevitability of death?