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Anurag Bhaskar’s The Foresighted Ambedkar Ideas that Shaped Indian Constitutional Discourse

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Did Dr Ambedkar Want to Burn the Constitution?

A chapter in a recent book looks at the context of a statement often quoted by proponents of a new Constitution. Here’s a brief excerpt.

6th Jun 2024

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When Dr Ambedkar argued in the Supreme Court

In his only known case in the SC, the key architect of the Constitution evoked its ‘spirit’ in a precursor to the Basic Structure doctrine

13th Apr 2024

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The doctor’s wise words on 25 November 1949

The day before the Constitution was adopted, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar spoke about the contradiction between political and social inequality

3rd Dec 2023

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MUST READS: The Life and Legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

DESK BRIEF: SCO curates 5 Must Reads to understand the life, ideas, and contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

15th Apr 2023

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The Constituent Assembly on Retired Judges Taking Up Executive Office

K.T. Shah believed that retired Judges must not be appointed to any executive office under the Union or the State. Ambedkar was unconvinced.

21st Jul 2022

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Bhushan J’s Impact: The 50% Limit on Reservations, EWS and NEET

How will Bhushan J's Maratha Reservation opinion upholding the 50% limit on reservations impact ongoing cases?

27th Sep 2021

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Ambedkar and the Quantum of Reservation

A speech by Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly on the quantum of reservation played a critical role in the Maharashtra Reservation case.

20th May 2021

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Do Reservations Have to be Below 50%? From Balaji [1962] to Indra Sawhney [1992]

The ceiling limit for reservation as laid down in Indra Sawhney v Union of India has been challenged in several subsequent cases.

31st Mar 2021

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