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Is calling for the holding of bandh illegal and unconstitutional?

As per the Supreme Court, a bandh interferes with the exercise of the Fundamental freedoms of other citizens, in addition to causing national loss in many ways. The Fundamental Right of the people as a whole cannot be regarded as subservient to a claim of Fundamental Rights of an individual, or of a section of ..

What is meant by freedom of the press?

In India, freedom of press is implied from the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1) (a). The freedom of press is regarded as a ‘species of which freedom of expression is a genus.” The Supreme Court has laid emphasis in several cases o the importance of maintaining freedom of press in a ..

Is tapping of telephone an invasion on the right to privacy?

In People’s Union of Civil Liberties v. Union of India the Supreme Court has ruled that the “telephone conversation is an important facet of a man’s private life.” Conversations on the telephone are often of an intimate and confidential character. The right to hold a telephone conversation in the privacy of one’s home or office ..

Are commercial advertisements a part of freedom of speech and expression?

In Hamdard Dawakhana v. Union of India the Supreme Court stated that an advertisement, no doubt, is a form of speech, but its true character is to be determined by the object which it seeks to promote. It may amount to an expression of ideas and propagation of human thought and, thus, would fall within ..

What is the importance of Article 19 to 22 of the Indian Constitution?

Articles 19 to 22 of the Indian Constitution deal with the different facets of the Fundamental Rights. These four articles form a charter of personal liberties, which provides the backbone of the chapter on Fundamental Rights. Of these, Article 19 is the most important and it may rightly be called the key-article embodying the “basic ..

Discuss briefly about the validity of the national awards and the constitutional provision under Article18 of the Indian Constitution.

In Balaji Raghavan v. Union of India the validity of national awards was challenged in the Court under Article 18 on the ground of their inconsistency with that Article. After pursuing the constitutional history and the intent behind these awards, the Court came to the conclusion that they did not conflict with Article 18 because ..

What is the purpose behind Indian Constitution (85th Amendment) Act, 2001?

The main purpose behind the 85th Amendment Act, 2001, was to extend the benefit of reservation in favour of the SC/ST in matters of promotion with consequential seniority. The amendment has substituted, in clause (4A) of Article 16 of the Constitution, for the words ”in matters of promotion to any class” the words ”in matters ..

What is meant by carry forward rule?

The carry forward rule envisaged that in a year, 17 ½ per cent posts were to be reserved for Scheduled Castes/ Tribes; if all the reserved posts were not filled in a year for want of suitable candidates from those classes, then shortfall was to be carried forward to the next year and added to ..