Fundamental Rights Current Affairs - 2020

Kesavananda Bharati passed away

On September 6, 2020, Kesavananda Bharti, the head seer of Edneer Mutt in Kerala since 1961 passed away. He was famous for initiating the historic judgement of Supreme Court that “Basic Structure of Constitution” cannot be amended by the Parliament. Highlights The Kerala Government had passed a land law with an objective to distribute land Read More…

NGT Order of Vizag Gas Tragedy: What is Strict Liability Vs Absolute Liability?

The National Green Tribunal recently passed an order regarding the Vizag Gas Tragedy. Under the order, the LG Polymers, where the gas leak occurred was held liable according to the Principle of “Strict Liability” of 19th century English law. Strict Liability Principle According to Strict Liability Principle, a company or a party is not liable Read More…

Delhi HC: United Nation not State under Article 12

In a recent judgement the Delhi High court (HC) ruled that United Nations Organization (UNO) is not ‘State’ in terms of Article 12 of the Indian Constitution and thus it is not amenable to its jurisdiction under Article 226. About The Case Case: The Delhi HC judgment adjudicated the petition filed concerning immunity enjoyed by Read More…

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code. The petitioners had questioned the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code based on the following grounds: The constitutional validity of IBC was questioned as a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. The petitioners argued that IBC doesn’t make an intelligible differentiation in Read More…

103rd Constitutional Amendment Act: Key Facts

President Ramnath Kovind has given the assent to the 124th constitutional Amendment Bill (which is now Constitution 103rd amendment Act) providing 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections. Key Facts about the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act The Important components of the 103rd constitutional Amendment are: The amendment changed two fundamental rights, Article 15 and Read More…