Government Indian Polity

Criminalisation of Politics in India

According to the prevalent law, the lawmakers and candidates are barred under the Representation of Peoples Act (RPA) from contesting elections only after their conviction in a criminal case. The current verdict was pronounced on a question whether lawmakers facing criminal trial can be disqualified from contesting elections at the stage of framing of charges against them.

Indian Polity

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Union Home Minister introduced and passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to facilitate acquisition of citizenship by six identified minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before 31st Dec., 2014. It has led to a series of […]