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EWS Reservation: An Analysis of the Recent Judgement

On November 7, 2022, a 3:2 majority of a five-judge Supreme Court bench upheld the constitutionality of the 103rd Amendment, which provides a 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in educational institutions and government jobs. The Attorney-General of India, KK Venugopal, recently stated that the 10% quota for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society…

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022: A Menace to the Privacy of the Prisoners

One of the earliest colonial legislations that is still in effect in India is the Prisons Act of 1894.[1] These laws are directives that address institutional, operational, and managerial instructions in prisons, placing an emphasis on administration rather than on the reformation and rehabilitation of the inmates.[2] Prisons emerged to maintain social order and safeguard…

Examining the Role of Governors and their Functions

India is a parliamentary form of government and also a quasi-federal structure combining both the features of unitary and federal forms of government. Center-state relations are an important aspect of the Indian federation, which makes it a cooperative federalism. The vital link in the center-state relation is the governor, the constitutional head of the state…