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12th December 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly elects Rajendra Prasad as its Chairman

For the Constituent Assembly of India, 11 December 1946 was an important day. Two days after its first sitting, it was going to choose one of its members to the most criti...

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10th December 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: S. Nijalingappa

S. Nijalingappa was a Constituent Assembly member elected from Bombay province: he was a freedom fighter and the three times Chief Minister of Karnataka. Nijalingappa was ...

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5th December 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly Gives Indians the Right to Not Pay Taxes that the State Intends to Use for Religious Purposes

On 7th December 1948, the Constituent Assembly took up Draft Article 21 (Article 27, Constitution of India, 1950) for debate. The Draft Article stated that: ‘Freedom as...

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3rd December 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #10: Quiz on the President of India

Take this quiz to see how many interesting facts you know about the the office of President; elections and its constitutional and political past.

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30th November 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

CADIndia Advanced Search: A Guide #2 Using Keyword(s)

This second post in the CADIndia Advanced Search: A Guide series, will focus on keyword(s). In most cases, the keyword(s) that you’ll enter into the search box will be...

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29th November 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Chaudhary Ranbir Singh

  Chaudhary Ranbir Singh was a Constituent Assembly member elected from East Punjab: he was a renowned parliamentarian and freedom fighter. He has the distinction of be...

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26th November 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly Adopts the Indian Constitution

Sixty-nine years ago, on 26 November 1949, Sardar Patel began the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly with some good news: I am glad to inform the House that all t...

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26th November 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it

[This piece, written by Vineeth Krishna, from the CADIndia team, first appeared in ThePrint on 26 November, 2018] The Indian Constitution, adopted by the constituent as...

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19th November 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Constituent Assembly Takes up the Revised Draft Constitution

Between 15th November 1948 and 17th October 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated and discussed provisions of the Draft Constitution along with a staggering number of ame...

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14th November 2018 | Kruthika R

Do you know #7: Which Constituent Assembly members argued for B.N Rau to finalise the Draft of the Constitution?

The Drafting Committee in the Constituent Assembly produced a draft Constitution which the Assembly debated, amended and adopted. However during the debates relating to th...

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12th November 2018 | Jai Brunner

NCS Convention 2018 – Selected Student Delegates

Thank you to all those who applied to be Student Delegates at the National Constitution Society(NCS) Convention 2018. Congratulations to the 32 of you who were selected...

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11th November 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Abul Kalam Azad

  Abul Kalam Azad was elected to the Constituent Assembly from United Provinces: he was a freedom fighter, poet and the first Education Minister of independent India. ...

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9th November 2018 | Jai Brunner

National Constitution Society Convention - Agenda

On 26th November 2018 we celebrate Constitution Day. Sixty-nine years ago on 26th November 1949 the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India. Do younger gene...

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7th November 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

B.R. Ambedkar introduces the Draft Constitution in the Constituent Assembly

4th November 1948 was a critical date in India’s constitution-making process. On this day B.R. Ambedkar, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, formally introduced the Dr...

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30th October 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Sardar Vallabhai Patel

  Sardar Vallabhai Patel was a Constituent Assembly member elected from Bombay province: he was a prominent freedom fighter, statesman and the first Home Minister of in...

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29th October 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

CADIndia Advanced Search: A Guide #1 Introduction

The flagship feature of the CADIndia website is the advanced search - that allows easy and swift access to Indian constitutional history materials. In this series of ‘...

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29th October 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

B.N. Rau’s Draft Constitution and World Tour

In the last week of October 1947, B.N. Rau the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly of India produced a Draft Constitution. This Draft reflected the repo...

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17th October 2018 | Kruthika R

Do you know? #6: Which Constituent Assembly Member was in the most Committees?

The Constituent Assembly and its Committees were critical institutions that drafted the Indian Constitution. While the constitution-making process is mostly identified wit...

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17th October 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #9: Members of the Drafting Committee Word Puzzle

The Constituent Assembly on 29th August 1947 appointed the Drafting Committee. This Committee was tasked to scrutinise the Draft Constitution of B. N. Rau (Constitutional ...

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17th October 2018 | Kruthika R

Call for Applications: Student Delegates for National Constitution Society Convention

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) invites you to apply to be a Student Delegate at the first National Constitution Society Convention to be held on Friday 23rd...

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15th October 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #8: Quiz on Indian Constitutional and Political History

This quiz is designed for students studying in grades 5 to 8.  Take this quiz and see how many answers you get right.    

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10th October 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Constituent Assembly Makes a Temporary Exception to the Constitution’s Federal Scheme

On 7th October 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India took up Draft Article 306 (Article 369, Constitution of India, 1950) for debate. The Draft Article gave the Union go...

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4th October 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

National Constitution Society

In 2017 India celebrated 70 years of Independence from British colonial rule. In 2018, Indians born in the 21st century will for the first time become eligible to vote for...

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1st October 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

M.K. Gandhi and the Demand for a Constituent Assembly

M.N. Roy was the first to demand a Constituent Assembly for India in 1934. A year later, the Indian National Congress made this a formal demand in a resolution that reject...

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29th September 2018 | Rohini Swamy

Gujarat and Delhi students emerge winners in ConQuest national quiz finals

We conducted the South Regional Rounds and National Final Rounds of ConQuest 2018 on 28th September 2018. ThePrint carried a report on these rounds. Bengaluru: Did you ...

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26th September 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

Constitution framers did not anticipate use of criminal law in reforming Muslim Personal Law

This piece, writtern by Vineeth Krishna, Lead Associate Editor, CLPR  first appeared on 26 September 2018 in ThePrint and is part of the ConQuest-ThePrint series of articl...

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20th September 2018 | Kruthika R

ConQuest: India’s premiere national quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics

ConQuest: India’s premiere national quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics is CLPR’s annual flagship event. It is aims to have students engage with India’s ...

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16th September 2018 | ThePrint Team

ConQuest defending champions continue their winning streak by acing western region round

ThePrint's report on the West regional rounds of ConQuest 2018. From who started the concept of formal economic planning in India to listing out prime ministers who hav...

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9th September 2018 | ThePrint Team

ConQuest 2018 finalists from eastern region were chosen in Kolkata

ThePrint carried a report on the East Regional Round of ConQuest 2018. As the Supreme Court passed a landmark judgment on Section 377 Thursday, the youth in Kolkata ask...

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3rd September 2018 | Kruthika R

Indian Constitutional History Workshop on Freedom of Speech at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

We conducted an Indian Constitutional history workshop at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi on 29th August 2018. Around 30 students participated in it which focussed on “Explor...

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2nd September 2018 | Kruthika R

Round up of North Regional Rounds of ConQuest 2018

CLPR conducted the North Regional Rounds of ConQuest 2018 on 1st September 2018 at National Law University, Delhi. The morning rains of Delhi did not seem to deter the ...

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2nd September 2018 | Priyamvada Grover

From suffrage to the right to sleep, India’s youth ask (and answer) the right questions

ThePrint carried a piece today on North Regional Rounds of ConQuest: India’s Premiere National Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics.  The quest is on t...

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31st August 2018 | Admin

What India of today can learn from constitutional conversations on fraternity

This piece, written by Kruthika.R, appeared on ThePrint on 31st August 2018 under the title 'What India of today can learn from constitutional conversations on fraternity'...

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30th August 2018 | ThePrint Team

Knowing your Constitution has an added incentive - winning ConQuest 2018

ThePrint carried a piece today on CLPR's initiative ConQuest: India’s Premiere National Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics.  The quiz will comprise f...

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18th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Rev. Jerome D’souza

Reverend Jerome D’souza was a Constituent Assembly member elected from the Madras province: he was a Jesuit priest, writer and an educationist. Rev. D’souza was born o...

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16th August 2018 | Kruthika R

The Indian Constitution in the Classroom: Law, History and Politics

The Constituent Assembly Debates (CADs) are a record of the debates and proceedings in the Constituent Assembly of India which sat for 165 days from December 9, 1946, to J...

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15th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #7: Worksheet on Uniform Civil Code

  Uniform Civil Code is a standardized law regulating all aspects of family law/personal law (marriage, divorce, adoption, guardianship and child custody, maintenance, ...

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13th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #6: Worksheet on Right Against Exploitation

Articles 23 and 24 of the Constitution of India 1950, guarantees us the right against exploitation. These provisions prohibit: human trafficking, begar, any form of forced...

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11th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #5: Worksheet on Freedom of Speech

The Constitution guarantees all Indian citizens the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. This right is subject to the constitutionally prescribed reasona...

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10th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #4: Religion and Personal Laws

In a series of worksheets, one can explore religion and personal laws in the Indian Constitution through the Triple Talaq case. This exercise is designed for students o...

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10th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in The Classroom #3: Objectives Resolution

The Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946 formed the Constituent Assembly which sat for the first time on 9th December 1946. In the backdrop of suspicion and uncertainty due to sever...

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6th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Conquest 2018

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is excited to announce the 3rd edition of ConQuest: India’s Premiere National Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Po...

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5th August 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #2: Ban on Cow Slaughter

Several Indian states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana have made state laws banning cow slaughter. Certain organizations have called for a national law banning cow ...

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4th August 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly Decides To Suspend Freedoms Under Article 19 During An Emergency

On 4th August 1949, the Constituent Assembly took up Draft Article 279 (Article 358, Constitution of India) – one of the emergency provisions in the Draft Constitution – f...

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28th July 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

Orientation program at St. Joseph’s College of Law

CLPR conducted a day-long orientation program at St. Joseph’s College of Law on 25th July 2018 for the newly admitted first-year students. The program consisting of four s...

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28th July 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Dakshayani Vellayudan

Dakshayani Vellayudan was a Constituent assembly member elected from the Madras constituency. She was a parliamentarian and Dalit woman activist. She was born 106 year...

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23rd July 2018 | Admin

Is Article 17 of the Constitution restricted to only caste-based untouchability?

This piece, written by Vineeth Krishna from the CADIndia team, first appeared in ThePrint on 22 July 2018 under the title 'Lawyers argued women are untouchables at Sabarim...

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16th July 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

How Did Members Of The Constituent Assembly React To The Imminent Partition of India?

On 14th July 1947, two months since it last met, the Constituent Assembly of India sat down for business. This sitting marked the beginning a new phase of constitution-mak...

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5th July 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

Women’s Rights in Indian Constitutional History

There were a number of Historical Constitutions that articulated a constitutional imagination which paid attention to women’s rights. The relevant provisions in these docu...

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4th July 2018 | Kruthika R

Why did the framers not specify Devadasi practice within right against exploitation?

The fundamental right against exploitation has been articulated in Article 23 of the Indian Constitution. Article 23 bans human trafficking, begar and forced labour. This ...

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30th June 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Freedom of Speech in the Historical Constitutions

The Constitution of India gives citizens the right to freedom of speech subject to certain restrictions. This article will briefly look at how antecedent constitutional do...

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30th June 2018 | Kruthika R

ConQuest 2018 - CLPR’s 3rd Edition of National Level Quiz on the Indian Constitution

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is excited to conduct 3rd edition of India’s only national-level quiz on the Indian Constitution and its history. The quiz wi...

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29th June 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week – Sucheta Kripalani

Sucheta Kripalani was a member of the Constituent Assembly who was elected from the United Province. She was a freedom fighter, parliamentarian and the first woman Chief M...

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21st June 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Public Health in Indian Constitutional History

The Nehru Report, 1928 was the first historical constitution that viewed public health as a constitutional right. Under the ‘fundamental rights’ section, the Nehru Report ...

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15th June 2018 | Kruthika R

CADIndia Website Testimonial - Shiva Jolad

Shiva Jolad is an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He has been actively engaging with our website. This is what he had to say about it: ...

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13th June 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The President of India is Given the Power to Appoint a Backward Classes Commission

On 16 June 1949, the Constituent Assembly took up Draft Article 301 (Article 340, Constitution of India, 1950) for debate. The Draft Article gave the President of India th...

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12th June 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week – Gopinath Bordoloi

Gopinath Bordoloi was a member of the Constituent Assembly elected from the Assam Province. He was a freedom fighter, parliamentarian and the first Chief Minister of Assam...

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11th June 2018 | Kruthika R

Do you know? #5: Which was the first English newspaper in India?

Bengal Gazette (also known as ‘Original Calcutta General Advertiser’) was the first English language newspaper printed not just in India but Asia as well. The paper served...

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7th June 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly Restricts Former High Court Judges to Practice Law

On 7 June 1949, the Constituent Assembly took up Draft Article 196 for discussion; B.R. Ambedkar and Sardar Hukam Singh moved two amendments. While Ambedkar proposed that ...

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31st May 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

Dear Ravi Shankar Prasad, the soul of Constitution resides not in images, but in its text

This article, authored by Vineeth Krishna E, Lead Associate Editor, CLPR,  first appeared in the ThePrint.in on 31.05.2018 Since the text of the Constitution goes again...

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19th May 2018 | Kruthika R

Capital Punishment in Indian Constitutional History

On 21st April 2018, the President of India signed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (“Ordinance”). The Ordinance amended certain criminal laws including Indian ...

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3rd May 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the week – R. K. Shanmukhan Chetty

R. K. Shanmukhan Chetty was a Constituent Assembly member from the Madras constituency. He was a prominent economist and went on to become India’s first Finance Minister. ...

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30th April 2018 | Admin

Can you be a true democracy & let go of caste, Ambedkar asked Indians. We are yet to reply

This piece first appeared on ThePrint.in on 29 April 2018 as a special article for Dalit history month. It was written by Vineeth Krishna E, Lead Associate Editor, Centre ...

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25th April 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Impeaching a Supreme Court Judge: The Debate in the Constituent Assembly

Recently, the Congress party mobilised members of the Rajya Sabha to sign a notice of motion to remove the Chief Justice of India – Dipak Mishra – from his post. The m...

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25th April 2018 | Kruthika R

Constitution in the Classroom #1: Preamble Word Puzzle

Most of the Constitutions around the world have a Preamble. It is considered to be an important and popular feature of a written constitution. Preamble to the Indian Co...

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24th April 2018 | Kruthika R

CADIndia Website Testimonial - Jaipat S. Jain

Jaipat S. Jain is an Attorney at Law and Partner at a New York based law firm - Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP. His testimonial about our website is: "I am deli...

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24th April 2018 | Shikhar Goel

Assembly Member of the Week – Ramnath Goenka

  Ramnath Goenka is a Constituent Assembly member elected to the Assembly from Madras from a Congress party ticket. Goenka is most popularly known for setting up Índ...

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24th April 2018 | Sampada S Venkatesh

Do you know? #4: What B. N. Rau and Shiva Rao, both of whom played an important role in the Indian constitution making, have in common?

  Sir Benegal Narsing Rau (or B. N. Rau), born 26 February 1887, was, in Jawaharlal Nehru’s words “a perfect civil servant”. After studying in Madras and Cambridge, he ...

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17th April 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

B.R. Ambedkar on the Working of Constitutional Democracy in India

  The BBC released a video late last year of an interview it conducted with B.R. Ambedkar in 1953. The content of the video is interesting and remarkable. It re...

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7th April 2018 | Kruthika R

Do you know? #3: Who did the art work in the Indian Constitution?

The Constitution of India was not originally a printed document, but the handiwork of artist Nandalal Bose and calligrapher Prem Behari Narain Raizada. The finished manusc...

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2nd April 2018 | Sampada S Venkatesh

Assembly Member of the Week - Jagjivan Ram

  Jagjivan Ram, or Babuji as he was fondly known, was born to a Dalit family 110 years ago on 5 April 1908. He holds the record for being a parliamentarian for 50 years...

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27th March 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Bhagat Singh and the Karachi Resolution on Fundamental Rights

Image Credits: Wikipedia Commons Did the passing of the Karachi Resolution on Fundamental Rights,1931 have anything to do with the execution of Bhagat Singh? Last w...

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19th March 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Salt March in Indian Constitutional History – Part II

In Part I of this post, we viewed the Salt March through the lens of certain constitutional antecedent documents. Today, we will look at how the Salt March was invoked...

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19th March 2018 | Shreyan Acharya

Assembly Member of The Week: Ananthasayanam Ayyangar

Madhabhooshi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar was a freedom fighter, lawyer, Parliamentarian and a Constituent Assembly member . He was a believer of the Gandhian philosophy of ...

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14th March 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Salt March in Indian Constitutional History – Part I

            This week, 88 years ago on March 12, 1930, M.K. Gandhi along with his followers walked 100 miles to the coastal village of Dandi, Gujarat to ...

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12th March 2018 | Shreyan Acharya

Assembly Member of The Week: S.H. Prater

  Stanley Henry Prater also known as S.H. Prater was the representative of the Anglo-Indian community in the Constituent Assembly. He was a British Naturalist who born ...

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6th March 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Framers of India's Constitution Rejected a Right to Bear Arms

The latest in the string of incidents related to mass shootings in the United States has once again triggered a debate around the issue of gun control in that country. Unl...

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5th March 2018 | Dhruv Mehrotra,

Assembly Member of the Week - K. T. Shah

  Prof. K. T. Shah was a prominent economist, advocate, socialist and Constituent Assembly member. He passed away 55 years ago, in March, 1953. Before joining the C...

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27th February 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

Presentation of the Budget: Part III – The Constituent Assembly adopts Draft Article 92

  Part I and Part II  in this series looked at the amendments put forward by K.T Shah, who was the prominent voice in the Constituent Assembly on modifications that sho...

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26th February 2018 | Shreyan Acharya

Assembly Member of The Week: B. Shiva Rao

Benegal Shiva Rao also known as B. Shiva Rao was a prominent journalist and Constituent Assembly Member. He was born 127 years ago on 26th February 1891. Born in a family ...

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22nd February 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

Presentation of the Budget: Part II –  Limiting parliament’s financial powers

  Apart from mentioning the authority behind the presentation of the Union Budget and the where it would be presented, Draft Article 92 did one more important thing: it...

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19th February 2018 | Dhruv Mehrotra

Assembly Member of the Week- Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai was a freedom fighter, politician, and socialist. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and was born 124 years ago on 18th February 1894. Born i...

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15th February 2018 | Vineeth Krinsha

Presentation Of The Budget: Part I – Who Should Present The Budget And Where?

  The budget session of parliament is underway; the session began with the Union Finance Minister – Arun Jaitley presenting the Union budget to the Lok Sabha and Rajya ...

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12th February 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week – Dr. Kailash Nath Katju

  Dr. Kailash Nath Katju was an eminent advocate, politician, and constituent assembly member. During his childhood, Katju aspired to study medicine. However, his ac...

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5th February 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was one of the 15 woman Constituent Assembly Members in the Constituent Assembly and was the first woman Cabinet Minister of free India. Kaur was b...

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31st January 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Moturi Satyanarayana

  Moturi Satyanarayana was born 116 years ago. He was a Constituent Assembly Member from the Madras Province on the Congress party ticket and served in the Assembly fro...

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31st January 2018 | Kruthika R

Announcement: Selected Student Contributors for the CADIndia Website

  Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) has developed the CADIndia website as a portal to engage with India’s constitutional and political history and bring it to t...

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29th January 2018 | Satya Prasoon

7 Constituent Assembly Debates Workshops in Mumbai, leading up to Republic Day 2018

CLPR conducted a series of Indian constitutional history workshops in Mumbai between 23-25th January around various themes by engaging with the Constituent Assembly Debate...

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27th January 2018 | Kruthika R

Becoming a Republic: Journey in the Constituent Assembly

  The Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946 formed the Constituent Assembly which sat for the first time on 9th December 1946. In the backdrop of suspicion and uncertainty due to ...

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26th January 2018 | Kruthika R

Celebrating Republic Day with Mallya Aditi International School

  The CLPR team celebrated Republic Day on 26th January 2018 with the students and staff of Mallya Aditi International School, Bengaluru. We created an immersive experi...

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25th January 2018 | Kruthika R

Becoming a Republic: Idea of Freedom

  India became independent in 1947 through the Indian Independence Act, 1947; it was only in 1950 that it became a ‘Republic’. Between 1947 and 1950 India was a dominio...

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22nd January 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly passes the Objectives Resolution

Jawaharlal Nehru introduced the Objectives Resolution in the Constituent Assembly on 13th December 1946. The Assembly extensively debated the Resolution between 16th and 1...

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15th January 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week - Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir

Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir was born 119 years ago on 15th January 1899. He was appointed to the Constituent Assembly from East Punjab. After Indian independence Musaf...

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13th January 2018 | Kruthika R

Call for Student Contributors

Interested to write about and engage with India’s constitutional and political history? Apply to become a Student Contributor for Center for Law and Policy Research’s CADI...

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8th January 2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week – John Matthai

  John Matthai was born 131 years ago on 10th January 1886. He was a member of Constituent Assembly elected from United Provinces. Image Credits : http://www.drj...

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7th January 2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

Executive Actions To Be Taken Under The Name Of The President

On 7th January 1949, the Constituent Assembly took up Article 64 of the Draft Constitution (Article 77 of the Final Constitution). The Draft Article provided for all execu...

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2nd January 2018 | Kruthika R

CADIndia Website Testimonial - Nishant Gokhale

Nishant Gokhale's (LLM candidate from Harvard Law School) testimonial on our website: 'CLPR's database on the Constituent Assembly Debates is a refreshingly new take on...

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2018 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week – Jaipal Singh

  Jaipal Singh elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946 from Bihar province was born on 3rd January 1903. Jaipal Singh was a gifted hockey player and while he wa...

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2018 | Vineeth Krishna E

The Constituent Assembly Establishes a Parliament for India

On 3rd January 1949, the Constituent Assembly took up Article 66 of the Draft Constitution (Article 79 of the Final Constitution) for debate. The Draft Article constituted...

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This Week in Constitution Making
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27th December 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week – K. M. Munshi

  K. M. Munshi was born 130 years ago on 30th December 1887 in Gujarat. Elected from the Bombay province he was an active member of the Constituent Assembly from its in...

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25th December 2017 | Vineeth Krishna E

This Week in Constitution Making: The President Secures the Right to Commute Sentences

On 29th December 1948, the Constituent Assembly took up Article 59 of the Draft Constitution (Article 72 of the Final Constitution) for debate. This Article was previously...

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20th December 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week – Kallur Subba Rao

  Kallur Subba Rao died 45 years ago on 20th December 1972.  He was a Constituent Assembly Member from Madras Province. He was twice elected to the Madras Assembly and ...

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18th December 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

The Constituent Assembly Sets Up Committee To Negotiate With The Princely States

  The Constituent Assembly of India - created and constrained by the Cabinet Mission Plan - sat for the first time on 9th December 1946. Representatives of the princely...

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11th December 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

This week in Constitution-Making: How should the President of India be elected?

  On 13th December 1948, the Constituent Assembly took up Article 43 of the Draft Constitution (Article 54 – Constitution of India, 1950) and debated the following ques...

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10th December 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week – C.Rajagopalachari

  Chakravarti Rajagopalachari was born 139 years ago on 10th December 1878. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly from Madras province in 1946 and was a part of it...

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6th December 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

This Week in Constitution Making: Dr Sachindananda Sinha takes charge as Provisional Chairman of the Constituent Assembly

On 9th December 1946, the Constituent Assembly sat for the first time. Acharya Kriplani, the then President of the Indian National Congress, kicked off proceedings - on be...

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4th December 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

This week in Constitution Making: The Constituent Assembly Criminalises Forced Labour

On 3rd December 1948, the Constituent Assembly took up Draft Article 17 ( Article 23 of the Constitution of India, 1950) - that criminalised forced labour - for debate. Th...

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4th December 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week – Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, a Constituent Assembly member from Bihar, was born 133 years ago on 3rd December 1884. He was an active member of the Indian National Congress from 19...

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3rd December 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week - Kengal Hanumanthaiah

Kengal Hanumanthaiah, a Constituent Assembly member from Mysore, died 37 years ago on 1st December 1980. He was an active Congress party member since his student years. ...

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25th November 2017 | Kruthika R

Commemoration of Constitution Day in Other Countries

India observes Constitution Day on 26th November marking the adoption of Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949. India is not the only country that...

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25th November 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

This Week in Constitution Making : Did it take too long to draft the Indian Consitution?

On 25th November 1949, a day before the Constituent Assembly adopted the Indian Constitution – which we now commemorate every year as Constitution Day ( ‘Law Day’ till 201...

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25th November 2017 | Satya Prasoon

Evolution of ‘Constitution Day’ – 26th November

This day, 68 years ago, on 26th November, 1949, the Constitutent Assembly adopted the Constitution though it came into force, two months later, on 26th January, 1950. It t...

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25th November 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week : Dr. B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya

Dr. B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya was born 137 years ago on 24th November 1880 in Andhra Pradesh. He was a Constituent Assembly member elected from Madras Province. Sitaramay...

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17th November 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Drafting Committee Under Criticism : The Third Reading of the Draft Constitution

On the 17th of November 1949, proceedings of the Constituent Assembly began with Ambedkar moving the motion: ‘That the Constitution as settled by the Assembly be passed’. ...

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17th November 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of the Week: Jawaharlal Nehru

  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of independent India, was also the longest serving Prime Minister, holding the office for a total of seventeen years. ...

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13th November 2017 | Kruthika R

CAD India Workshop at North Eastern Hill University

  Around 45 students from the law department of North Eastern Hill University participated in our workshop on “Exploring Cow Slaughter Debates in Indian Constitutional ...

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13th November 2017 | Kruthika R

CAD India Workshop at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

  Around 50 students from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati attended the ‘Exploring Uniform Civil Code in Indi...

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6th November 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Tackling Social Boycott: Pre-Constitutional Efforts

  On 19 May the Supreme Court of India heard final arguments in Shayara Bano v Union of India in which one of the issues the court had to decide upon was the constituti...

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28th October 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Freedom of Speech and Contempt of Court: The Debate in the Constituent Assembly

On 17th October 1949, T.T. Krishnamachari, member of the Drafting Committee, moved an amendment to Draft Article 13 (which became Article 19 of the Final Constitution) and...

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27th October 2017 | Kruthika R

Do you know?: #2: Who suggested to inscribe Swastika in India’s National Flag

The idea of a national flag for India was used at various junctions of Indian Independence movement calling for a united and free nation. In 1906 the following flag wit...

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26th October 2017 | Kruthika R

Launch of CADIndia Website 2.0.

  Announcing the launch of CLPR's redesigned website - CADIndia 2.0. With improved, intelligent access to the Indian Constituent Assembly Debates, the Historic...

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26th October 2017 | Kruthika R

CADIndia Tutorial - Read, Search, Explore and Engage with the Indian Constitutional History

  We are excited to introduce you to CADIndia Website 2.0. We invite you to Read, Search, Explore and Engage with the Indian Constitutional History through our webs...

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25th October 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Reading the Constitution – Workshop at Mallya Aditi International School

A pre-requisite for citizens to critically engage with contemporary political, legal and social issues is an understanding and appreciation of India’s rich constitutional ...

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9th October 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Protection of the Crown’s Civil Service: The Debate in the Constituent Assembly

On 10th October 1949, K.M. Munshi, member of the Drafting Committee, moved Draft Article 283-A in the Constituent Assembly for its approval.  The Article provided for memb...

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9th October 2017 | Kruthika R

Do you know? #1: Who composed the tune of Jana Gana Mana?

  Jana gana mana, India’s national anthem, was written by Rabindranath Tagore around 1911 and was sung by Sarala Devi Chowdhurani for the first time at the annual sessi...

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Cadindia
6th October 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

CADIndia Version 2.0: What’s New?

CADIndia Version 2.0, developed by the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore (CLPR) sports a new visual design with improvements to functionality along wit...

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6th October 2017 | Kruthika R

Assembly Member of The Week: Hansa Jivraj Mehta

  The Supreme Court of India recently guaranteed the right to equality of Muslim women by holding the practice of triple talaq unconstitutional.  During the framing...

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4th September 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Round up - National Finals of ConQuet 2017

The National Finals of ConQuest 2017 was held on 1st September 2017 at the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. Intense competition in four Regional Rounds produce...

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29th August 2017 | Kruthika R

Roundup of ConQuest 2017 West Regional Round held on 26th Aug 2017

The west regional round of ConQuest 2017 was held in the campus of our regional Partner Symbiosis Law School, Pune. 56 teams from Pune, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa took p...

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23rd August 2017 | Kruthika R

Roundup of ConQuest 2017 North Regional Round held on 19th Aug 2017

The north regional round of ConQuest 2017 was held in the campus of our regional partner National Law University, Delhi. We saw over whelming participation of 82 teams fro...

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14th August 2017 | Kruthika R

Roundup of ConQuest 2017 South Regional Round held on 11th Aug 2017

The South Regional Round of ConQuest 2017 was held on 11th August 2017 in the campus of our regional partner – School of Law, Christ University. 60 teams from Karnataka, T...

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7th August 2017 | Kruthika R

Roundup of ConQuest2017 East Regional Round held on 5th Aug 2017

The East Regional Round of ConQuest 2017 was held on the campus of our East regional partner – West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. 35 t...

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20th July 2017 | Kruthika R

Revisiting the debate on Presidential Elections in Constituent Assembly Debates

The Election Commission conducted the presidential election on 17th July, 2017.  Article 54 of the Constitution of India, 1950 provides for the President to be elected by ...

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11th July 2017 | Kruthika R

Conquest 2017

Who can participate?   This year the quiz is open to senior high school students (11th – 12th grade/PUC/Junior College) in addition to undergraduate and graduate stu...

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31st May 2017 | Kruthika R

The Contempt Jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Constituent Assembly Debates

In 2011 Justice Karnan complained to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes of caste based discrimination by his brother judges of the Madras High Court. A series of...

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10th April 2017 | Kruthika R

Money-Finance Bills in the Rajya Sabha

The Money-Finance Bill Controversy in the Constituent Assembly Debates   The Finance Bill, 2017 seeks to amend  40 acts on income tax raid procedures, anonymity in p...

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21st February 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

The Nagaland Dispute, Gender Equality and the Constituent Assembly

A violent agitation has broken out in Nagaland against a constitutionally mandated reservation for women in local councils. The tribal population of the state argues that ...

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7th February 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

Saving the Date: January 26th and the Constituent Assembly

Republic day – January 26 – does not only mark the commencement of the Indian Constitution, but is also inextricably linked to a historical moment in the Indian nationalis...

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23rd January 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

CADIndia Version 2: What’s new?

Centre for Law and Policy Research’s (CLPR) CADIndia website has undergone significant changes and improvements over the past year.   In Phase I (2015-16) of the Con...

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15th November 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest Quiz 2016: East Regional Round

On 6th August, 2016 we organised the East Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. We were hosted b...

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15th November 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Constituent Assembly Debates Website (CADIndia)

The Constituent Assembly Debates (CADs) are a record of the debates and proceedings in the Constituent Assembly of India which sat for 165 days from December 9, 1946 to Ja...

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14th November 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Supreme Court Observer Website

In 2016, CLPR is setting up a website to track the working of the Supreme Court of India. This website will be a non-partisan journalistic effort to make the work of the C...

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4th November 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest Quiz

One of the objectives of the Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project has been to create a robust civic citizenship. In furtherance to this aim, we will organise an an...

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23rd August 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest 2016: National Finals

On 20thAugust 2016, the Centre for Law and Policy Research organized the National Finals of ConQuest 2016 : India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, Histo...

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22nd August 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest Quiz 2016: North Regional Rounds

On 20th August, 2016, we organized the North Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. The Quiz was ...

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6th August 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest Quiz 2016 West Round

CLPR conducted the West Round of ConQuest 2016 at Symbiosis Law College, Pune on the 30th of July 2016. 45 teams from across Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh p...

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1st August 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest Quiz 2016: South Regional Round

On 23rd July, 2016, we organized the South Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. We were hosted ...

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30th June 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

ConQuest 2016: India’s First Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics

The Centre for Law and Policy Research will conduct India’s First National Level Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics in 2016, called ‘ConQuest’. The quiz...

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13th June 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Child labour in the Constituent Assembly

The 12th of June was observed as the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’. This article takes a close look at the Constituent Assembly of India’s engagement with child labour ...

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9th May 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Special Leave Petitions and the Constituent Assembly Debates

It is no secret that the Supreme Court currently faces an enormous (and frankly unmanageable) number of Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) under Article 136. This has most rec...

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7th May 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

CLPR’s National Level Quiz On the Indian Constitution

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is excited to conduct India’s first national-level quiz on the Indian Constitution and its history. The quiz will be held in ...

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7th May 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project Phase II

Phase ll of CLPR’s Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project, supported by FNF South Asia , is in full swing. A new batch of Associate Editors and Interns are currently...

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15th February 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Report on ‘Constituent Assembly Debates in Contemporary times’

On 26th January 2016, Republic Day, CLPR’s CADIndia website was launched at the Karnataka Judicial Academy. The launch event consisted of a discussion around ‘Constituent ...

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31st January 2016 | Vineeth Krishna

Republic Day Celebration 2016: Launch of CLPR’s CADIndia website and discussion on ‘Constituent Assembly Debates in Contemporary Times’

On the 26th of January 2016, the Centre for Law and Policy Research(CLPR), launched its CADIndia website and also organised a discussion around the theme – ‘Constituent As...

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