Fundamental Rights

October 6, 2016

Right to Health in the Constitution of India

Right to Health is not included as an explicit fundamental right in the Indian Constitution. Most provisions related to health are in Part-IV {Directive Principles}. These are: Article 38 says that the state will secure a social order for the…

November 13, 2015

Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right

Right to privacy was earlier recognized as “implicit" in the right to life and liberty - guaranteed by Article 21 of the constitution. However, implicit rights have been subject to judicial scrutiny time and again. As per current judicial pronouncements,…

September 13, 2015

National security versus Free Speech

Union government has often resorted to blocking of websites to stop the growth of jihadist propaganda by anti-national groups. The crackdown has failed to boost the confidence of citizens in the government machinery. This is basically because of poorly regulated…