The politics of identity is swarming us all, and even though the minorities are said to be in danger, the Lingayat community in Karnataka has re-kindled the fire within to be recognized as a separate religion from Hinduism. Identified as "caste hindus" in pre-independent India, Lingayats form about 19% of Karnataka, constituting the single largest community, and hence a valuable vote bank. Lingayats who consider saint Basavanna as the founder of their community are considered as Other Backward...

Mr. Kovind is a lawyer by qualification and was an Advocate of Record in the Supreme Court of India, which itself puts him in a select class of lawyers. Ram Nath Kovind also has the experience of being an MP, as well was the Governor of Bihar, a position from which he resigned after his nomination for President. The Prime Minister himself has called Mr. Kovind’s legal career as illustrious, and hence we look at few of the cases of which our could be first citizen was a part.

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A litmus test is carried out to check the acidity of basicity of a material. Similarly, in a test before a Court, the Statute acts as litmus and party on the wrong side is meant to suffer due consequences. The Supreme Court of India is hearing a public interest litigation filed in the year 2008 on presence of foetal sex determination advertisements on Search Engines like Yahoo, Bing etc. Recently, the Apex Court passed an Order in the PIL, mandating the Union Government to put up a...

The two-judge Bench of Uttrakhand High Court delivered its verdict on EVM and the challenge that the Election Commission had announced. The Petitioner Mr. Ramesh Pandey claimed himself to be Vice President of the State Congress Committee. The judgment could easily have been avoided as Mr. Ramesh Pandey had made no grievance before the Election Commission. In absence of due process being followed by the Petitioner, why should the High Court, which in the judgment has called itself to preserve...

 

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