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Tag: Indian Constitution

Citizenship Bill Introduced In LS Amid Opposition's Objection

New Delhi: The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objection raised by the opposition parties calling the move “fundamentally unconstitutional” and “violation” of Article 14 of the Indian constitution and others. Following over an hour debate on Bill’s legislative competence if it can be taken or […]

Campaign launched to include 'ahimsa' in the Preamble of Indian Constitution

Bhubaneswar: Followers of Mahatma Gandhi in Odisha have launched a signature campaign supporting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s suggestion of incorporating the word “ahimsa” (non-violence) in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. The campaign was launched at a function marking celebration of August Kranti Diwas here Friday. Noted freedom fighter and Padma Sri Bhabani Charan Patnaik […]

India's Kashmir Moves Within Constitution, Says Russia

Moscow/New Delhi: Russia has backed India’s moves on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the changes are within the framework of the Indian Constitution, even as it urged India and Pakistan to maintain peace. In response to a question during its press briefing on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia said Moscow expects that […]

Article 370 will be removed if Modi returns to power: Shah

Ranchi: BJP President Amit Shah said on Wednesday that Article 370 of the Constitution would be removed if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power after the Lok Sabha elections. Article 370 grants autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits the Parliament’s power to make laws concerning the state. “I assure you that Article […]

Congress did not give Ambedkar his due: Modi

Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress for humiliating the author of the Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar and not giving him his due. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said: “The Congress has always insulted Dr Ambedkar. But I have seen other parties too that claimed to follow the […]

Naidu, Modi greets nation on Constitution Day

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Constitution Day. “I felicitate countrymen on the occasion of Constitution Day, today. On this day, in 1949, the conscientious people of India gave themselves this Constitution prepared under able guidance of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar,” […]

PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging

New Delhi: A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution. PIL petitioner advocate Rishi Malhotra has challenged the validity of the Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal […]