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Fundamental Rights

Fundamental Rights and Duties

4th May – Fundamental Rights and Duties

Fundamental Rights and Duties To offset the increasing tendencies of indifference towards the business of the government amongst its citizens and to check fissiparous growth, the Constitution (Forty-Second) Amendment Act, 1976 introduced the concept of fundamental duties by adding Part IV-A, consisting of the sole Article 51A. Duties – Individual or public in character? The …

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24th December – Right to internet

Just over a decade ago, the clamour for ‘right to internet’ began. The journey – Finland went a step further by famously legislating a right to broadband which meant a more reasonable universal service obligation requiring all telecommunication companies to provide all residents with a line of at least 1Mbps. In 2017, the Kerala government …

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Fundamental Duties

Fundamental Rights, yes. What about Fundamental Duties?

Roughly two years ago, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition that sought the implementation of Justice JS Verma Committee’s recommendations for the legal enforcement of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in Part IV (A) of the Constitution of India. Need for enforcement – There have been cases where Fundamental Duties have been brazenly flouted by people …

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