Fundamental Rights

  • Plea against Lokpal provisions on assets declaration, Centre's response sought September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging provisions of the Lokpal Act which make it mandatory for public servants to disclose assets of their spouses and children. A division bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Vipin Sanghi issued notice to...
  • Supreme Court to decide the legality of Shariat courts July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver verdict on the legality of the Shariat courts and the fatwas issued by them on Monday. The highest court of the land was moved by a petition filed by a Delhibased advocate challenging Shariat courts as parallel organisations delivering judgements. The petitioner...
  • Taking out peaceful procession is fundamental right, rules Gujarat HC January 13, 2014

    Observing that taking out peaceful procession is a fundamental right, Gujarat High Court on Monday ordered district administration of Tapi to allow religious procession on EideMilad on Tuesday in Vyara town, notwithstanding objection from members of another community. Justice AJ Desai was hearing the petition filed by Madresa Madintul Ulum Ehle...
  • PDP's Mufti attacks Jammu and Kashmir government March 25, 2013

    Jammu: Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday lambasted the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying its "oppressive policies" like curfew amounted to denying fundamental rights to the people. "Instead of addressing grievances of the people, the state government with the help of draconian methods like curfew is...
  • Gangrape: Activists worry govt may trample fundamental rights January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: It's no surprise the Indian street wants faster, harsher justice for sexual crimes after a horrific gangrape that rocked the nation, but some activists worry the government will trample fundamental rights in its rush to be in tune with popular rage. The gangrape of a physiotherapy student on...
  • Read the Constitution: Fundamental Rights (Part III) May 25, 2012

    "Read the Constitution of India with IBNLive" seeks to bring us close to the Constitution that governs us. The Indian Constitution is a living and dynamic document and we, the people of India, need to be aware of our rights and duties as citizens and to hold the government that...
  • Right to sleep a fundamental right, says SC February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court took strong objection to the Delhi Police's midnight crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev's supporters saying unlawfully depriving a person from sleep is a violation of his fundamental rights. "Deprivation of sleep has tumultuous adverse effects. It causes a stir and disturbs the quiet and peace of...
  • Fundamental rights violated during Emergency: SC January 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted that it had violated the fundamental rights of citizens during the 1975 Emergency, and in an unprecedented move commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence, earlier upheld by it, of a man who murdered four members of a family. A bench of Justices Aftab...
  • Now, every child to get education April 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Nearly eight years after the Constitution was amended to make education a fundamental right, the government on Thursday implemented a historic law to provide free and compulsory education to all children in age group of 614 years. The 86th Constitutional amendment making education a fundamental right was passed by...
  • Mush usurps key fundamental rights in Pak November 4, 2007

    Islamabad: Key fundamental rights, including freedom of the press, were suspended and political activities banned under the Emergency imposed on Saturday by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and the promulgation of the Provisional Constitutional Order by him. The provisional constitution order suspended Articles 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 25 of...
  • Sexual pleasure, a fundamental right? June 20, 2007

    Kolkata: Right to sexual pleasure as a fundamental right ever heard of a slogan like that? To hear it, believe it and even debate it, you can attend a mega meet here this month. The All India Conference of Entertainment Workers (AICEW) starting February 25 is billed as the biggest...