SC to weigh between ‘national security’, judicial scrutiny:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: The Supreme Court is all set to examine whether the Centre can expect a free pass on matters pertaining to national security.   What’s the issue? The question whether the state can use ‘national security’ as a …

Executive shows a trend to disrespect court orders:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Executive shows a trend to disrespect court orders Context: Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana recently said there is a growing tendency to disregard and even disrespect the Court orders by the executive which is supposed to assist and …

National Security vs Judicial Review:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: Supreme Court has made few observations regarding the applicability of judicial review in matters related to ‘National Security’ of the Country.   What’s the issue? The Court was responding to submissions made by Solicitor-General for the Centre, …

Can’t curtail right to move freely or reside anywhere on flimsy grounds

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Significant provisions of the Indian constitution   Context: Recent opinion tendered by the Supreme Court of India on an externment order passed by Maharashtra police More on this issue What is an externment order? Externment orders prevent the movement of a person in certain areas. Grounds for issuing such an …

SC sets aside Haryana order creating a sub-category of creamy layer

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: Supreme Court has quashed Haryana government’s notification. It said economic criterion can’t be sole basis to decide ‘creamy layer’.   What is Reservation? In simple terms, it is all about reserving …

Gujarat anti-conversion law

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: Gujarat Government has defended its new anti-conversion law in High Court saying marriages cannot be tool for “forceful conversion”.   What’s the issue? The HC is hearing two petitions that have …

Judicial review

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Judicial review: Context: The Supreme Court has refused to treat the Central Vista project as a unique one requiring greater or “heightened” judicial review. What has the Court said? A majority view of the Supreme Court said the government was “entitled to commit …