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Why Parliament passing 10% quota Bill against ‘economic backwardness’ defeats the constitutional mandate of reservation

Both the Houses of Parliament have passed the current Minster of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Thaawarchand Gehlot’s Bill titled ‘the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019’. The Bill sought to amend Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution to provide a maximum of 10% reservation in public employment and higher educational…
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Sexual Harassment at Workplace: Part I | Introducing the 2013 Act, crucial definitions

In the first column on Sexual Harassment at Workplace in our Know Your Rights series, it is only fair to start it by understanding what is meant by “Sexual harassment at workplace”. At the outset, it should be distinguished from “sexual harassment” in a non-workplace context as the hierarchal set-up that is definitive of an…
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Understanding Criminal Law | Part 2: What constitutes ‘fair investigation’

As we discussed in the first column, to understand criminal law, we have to take into account the Indian Evidence Act as well as the Constitution. For the concept of “fair investigation”, we have to catch hold of the dual-stringed fundamental right of the complainant as well as of the accused persons, under Articles 20…
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