Vineeth Krishna

Research Associate

Vineeth graduated with a B.A. from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Bangalore. He completed his MA in Development (Law and Governance) at the Azim Premji University, Bangalore.

Vineeth is interested in studying Indian constitutionalism through the lens of political theory and intellectual history.

Publications

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India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it

November 28, 2018

In this article, published on Consitution Day 2018, Vineeth Krishna warns against assuming that India will always remain a constitutional democracy. He argues for viewing the Constitution as a ‘civic’ and emphasises the need to create a popular constitutional culture in India.

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Constitution framers did not anticipate use of criminal law in reforming Muslim Personal Law

September 26, 2018

Vineeth Krishna, Lead Associate Editor at CLPR, adds a historical perspective to the recent debate on the role of criminal law in Muslim personal law reform triggered by the passing of the Muslim Women (Protection of tights of Marriage) Ordinance, 2018.

This piece is part of ConQuest-ThePrint series of articles on Indian constitutional and political history

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Framers Of India’s Constitution Were Divided On Representative Government For Delhi

July 17, 2018

Vineeth Krishna E, Lead Associate Editor at CLPR, writes in The Caravan Magazine’s web exclusives ‘Vantage’ on how the framers of the Constitution engaged with the question of representative government for Delhi. He traces the conflict that emerged at the committee and debate stages of the Constituent Assembly.

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Forging the Union Executive: Ensuring a Representative Cabinet

July 15, 2019

Mahboob Ali Baig moved an amendment proposing that the prime minister and his ministers be selected by members of parliament ‘in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote’. Baig’s amendment was rejected. The Historical Constitution and the Constituent Assembly debates reveal that the constitutional choice regarding the executive was not straightforward – it was preceded by rigorous debate and conflict over alternative systems. While India settled on Article 75, the problems of representativeness of the executive remain in 2019.

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CLPR Workshops | Summary | Constitutional History & the Supreme Court

January 29, 2019

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) in collaboration with the Praja Foundation organised…

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The Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project

October 4, 2018

CADIndia website: a digital archive and database of Indian constitutional history with human-tagged original documents that explains and illuminates the contemporary relevance of this history to our contemporary lives [cadindia.clpr.org.in]. Supreme Court Observer website: a living archive of the Supreme Court of India that compiles original materials and daily reports of selected ongoing cases to make apparent the Court’s role as the final interpreter of the Constitution to resolve contemporary problems [scobserver.clpr.org.in].

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