[Tribes in News] Rabari, Bharvad and Charan Communities

Context The Gujarat government said that a five-member commission will be formed to identify the members of Rabari, Bharvad and Charan communities, living in nesses (tiny, oval-shaped hutments made of…

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Election Commission and Elections

Context Political parties are increasingly voicing concerns over holding elections in Bihar amid a pandemic. Back to Basics Is the EC empowered to delay elections at will? The Election Commission (EC) is…

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Delimitation Commission for NorthEast

Context Recently, a former legal advisor to the Election Commission(EC) has held that the Centre’s order for setting up a Delimitation Commission for Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland is “unconstitutional” and “illegal”. Back to Basics About Delimitation…

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Anti-Defection Law

Context Recently, the Supreme Court(SC) has refused Rajasthan Assembly Speaker’s plea to stop the State’s High Court from deciding the validity of the anti-defection Back to Basics Disqualification under the Tenth Schedule The Anti-Defection Law was passed in 1985 through the…

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