Last week at CLPR:
- On International Women’s Day 2018 (6th March) the United Nations reported declining trends in child marriages all around the globe. Al-Jazeera, Reuters and The Hindustan Times reached out to Jayna Kothari for her comments.
- Matthew Idiculla wrote in The Print about Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s #NavaKarnataka2025.
- Ashwini Tallur and Satya Prasoon debate with Rahul Unnikrishnan (Advocate at the Madras High Court) about the role of the Supreme Court in safeguarding secularism, in a 3-part series posted on The Wire.
- Historical Constitution: The Political Demands of the Scheduled Castes (1944) primarily made up of 12 resolutions passed by the All India Scheduled Castes Federation (SCF), set the demand that the Indian Constitution contain safeguards for the scheduled castes.
- Historical constitutions and their relevance to the 12th March 1930 Salt March by Gandhi.
- This week we celebrate Stanley Henry Prater, the representative of the Anglo-Indian community in the Constituent Assembly.
- The Plain English versions of the opinions written by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Chandrachud on 09th March 2018, in the Passive Euthanasia case were published this week.
- On 14th March 2018, Day 4 in the Ayodhya Title Dispute case the arguments were on the reconsideration of the judgment in Dr. M. Ismail Faruqui Etc, Mohd. v. Union Of India, which had held that a mosque is not essential to the religion of Islam.
- On 13.03.2018, Mr P. Chidambaram, representing Mr Jairam Ramesh resumed his arguments against the Aadhaar Act being passed as a Money Bill.
- On 14.03.2018, Mr. K.V. Viswanathan, representing the petitioner, began his arguments. He argued that making Aadhaar compulsory for fundamental entitlements would attract the doctrine of ‘Unconstitutional Condition’.
- On 15.03.2018, Mr.Viswanathan concluded by pressing for an extension of the deadline for Aadhaar linking for subsidies. Mr Anand Grover began his arguments calling attention to data being collected by “unregulated” State Resident Data Hubs (SRDH) potentially leaking into the public domain. Ms Meenakshi Arora began her arguments by listing her key themes – surveillance, dignity, and proportionality test and its relation to fundamental rights.