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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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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 Islamic socialist. He was one of only two Muslims in Jawaharlal Nehru’s first cabinet, alongside Abul Kalam Azad....

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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

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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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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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 | 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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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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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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26th November 2017 | Vineeth Krishna

The Constituent Assembly Adopts the Constitution

On 26th November 1949, proceedings of the Constituent Assembly began with Sardar Patel giving the members some good news: I am glad to inform the House that all the nin...

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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 | 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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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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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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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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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

Assembly Member of The Week: Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhai Patel was born on 31st October 1875. He will be this week's Assembly Member.  Read about his life and his role independence movement and the framing of...

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27th October 2017 | Kruthika R

Did you know about Mr. H.V. Kamath’s suggestion 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

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 sessi...

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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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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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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...

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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

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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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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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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