“We the People of India give to ourselves this Constitution” Constitutionalism entails putting limitations on the organs of the state. It avoids the threat of an authoritarian regime by determining who can rule, how, and for what purposes. With the resignation of Devendra Fadnavis, the people, the Constitution has triumphed. There could be no better … Continue reading Constitutional Frauds
Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights
Human rights are an end in itself and not means to an end, Kant. In the past week two of the most cherished human rights in a democracy have been tweaked. Right to be represented in the parliament is one such right. Of late, this right has been exploited by the political class for ulterior … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights
Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?
Elections are a matter of Human Rights Article 21(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) mandates that,‘[T]he will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’. Thus a government which rules without the will of the people by twisting Constitutional Conventions and misusing Constitutional Offices can be argued to … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?