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...
9th October 2017 | Kruthika R
Did You Know the History Behind 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 sessio...
9th October 2017 | Vineeth Krishna
Protection of the Crown’s Civil Service: The Debate in the Constituent Assembly
In the second week of October 1949, on the 10th, K.M. Munshi, member of the Drafting Committee, moved Draft Article 283-A in the Constituent Assembly for its approval. Th...
6th October 2017 | Kruthika R
Hansa Jivraj Mehta : Reformer, Activist and Constitution Maker
The Supreme Court of India has recently guaranteed right to equality of muslim women by holding the practice of triple talaq unconstitutional. Hansa Mehta was one...
11th September 2017 | Vineeth Krishna
National Constitution Society
In 2017 India celebrated 70 years of Independence from British colonial rule. Next year, in 2018, Indians born in the 21st century will for the first time become elig...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
11th July 2017 | Kruthika R
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
4th November 2016 | Vineeth Krishna
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...