Collegium System of Appointment

Context: Dismissing reports of differences with the judiciary on the process of appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and in High Courts, Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said the Collegium system will prevail, in the absence of alternative mechanisms and legislations enacted by the Parliament.  About the news   Appointment … Read more

Places of Worship Act

Context : Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has moved the Supreme Court seeking the dismissal of a petition which challenges the validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, a law which prohibits the conversion of any religious place. What is the law about? Passed in 1991 by the P V Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the law … Read more

Parliament

Suspension and Dismissal of MP Context: The Rajya Sabha has suspended eight Opposition MPs for their “unruly” behaviour with Deputy Chairman Harivansh during the debate and voting on two farm sector Bills. What is the reason for suspending an MP? Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are to maintain order … Read more

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

What is Human Rights Section 2(1)(d) of the Protection of Human Rights Act defines Human Rights as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India. About National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) The National Human Rights … Read more

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