GS-II: Indian Constitution & Polity

Anti-defection law and Free Speech

September 19, 2017

The Anti-defection law(10th schedule) was added through 52nd amendment of the Constitution which provides for disqualification on ground of defection. Soon after the passage, the law was challenged on the grounds that it violates the right to free speech of legislators.However, Apex court in Kihoto Hollohon vs Zachillhu(1992) upheld the constitutional validity and decided that

Restrictions on fundamental right to privacy must be just

August 26, 2017

Part III of the Indian Constitution provides for the fundamental rights. Fundamental rights are not absolute and they are subject to reasonable restrictions. A nine judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court declared that right to privacy is a fundamental right in the Constitution and it is the intrinsic part of article 21. However the like