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Sunday, September 26, 2004
Parliament and the Judiciary
All the three wings of the state are creatures of the Constitution and are bound by it. There has to be complementarity among the constitutional institutions and no one institution can claim superiority over the other. Nevertheless, in a system gover ned by a written Constitution, there has to be necessarily an independent judiciary, says N.R. Madhava Menon.
The due process clause
THE IMPORTATION of the "due process clause," consciously deleted at the time of framing the Constitution, has led to a decisive supremacy of the judiciary over all other branches of Government. The Supreme Court judgment in the Maneka Gandhi ...
The basic features
A FIVE-JUDGE Bench of the Supreme Court in the Sankari Prasad case (AIR 1951 SC 458) unanimously held within a year of the commencement of the Constitution that Parliament had unfettered power to amend the Constitution. This position was ...
Small family or the two-child norm?
By Gargi Parsai
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 25. In the wake of the raging controversy on the inclusion of the two-child norm in the population programme, the Central Government has stated that it is "against coercion, incentives and targets''. The reiteration of this ...
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