Kruthika R

Research Associate

Kruthika graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) LL.B from School of Law, Christ University in 2017.

Kruthika’s research interests include Indian constitutional and political history, constitutional law and civic citizenship.



The Argumentative Constituent Assembly: How the Constitution was framed.

February 4, 2020

In this Deccan Herald piece, Kruthika looks at the Indian Constitution making process as a project grounded in an argumentative tradition.

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‘Does the First-Past-the-Post System Still Make Sense for India?’

May 29, 2019

CLPR associate Kruthika R, writes for TheWire about the FPTP electoral system and why it was chosen in the first place. Looking at the arguments for and against the system as opposed to one of proportional representation and transferable votes, she assesses whether they still stand in today’s context. 

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What India of today can learn from constitutional conversations on fraternity

August 31, 2018

This article explores the constituent assembly members’ views on fraternity.

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Freedom of the press: A Constitutional History

February 22, 2020

Last month the Supreme Court in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India dealt with the issue of continued internet shut down in Kashmir. While the Court did not direct the restoration of internet services, it recognised the internet as a mode to exercise one’s fundamental rights. The judgment also addressed the freedom of press claim: even though it was not encoded in the Constitution, the judgment reiterated the fundamental right to freedom of the press within Article 19 (1) (a). While freedom of the press is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution of India, 1950, there were longstanding demands to make it a part of the constitutional text.

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Dialogues on the Right to Life and Personal Liberty at Ananya Trust

September 27, 2019

On 25th September 2019, Kruthika R from the Centre for Law and Policy Research along with Gunjan Rathore and Zoaib from NCS Bangalore Chapter put together a session on the right to life for the children – aged 10-16 –  at Ananya Trust. The sessions focused on the death penalty and right to housing – two concepts inextricably linked to the right to life.

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ConQuest: India’s Premiere National quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics

September 9, 2019

ConQuest: India’s premiere national quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics is CLPR’s annual flagship event. It is aims to have students engage with India’s rich constitutional and political history in a fun yet rigorous way. This post provides a brief overview of all ConQuest editions since 2016.

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