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System of rotation in the Indian context

I read the Wikipedia page on the "rotation government" style of government. I cant find any examples of this in the Indian context, and strongly believe no such examples exist. But I would ...
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Why President's power to grant pardon to punishment or sentence are dealt separately in drafted language of article 72 of Constitution of India?

Constitution of India Article 72 : [Title: Power of President to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases] Sub Article (1) : The President shall have the power ...
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Irreplaceability of Indian Reservation Law in constitution using Game Theory

Just to give the context: My underlying opinion here is that caste-based reservation should be abolished. And if any form of reservation is present it should be solely based on economic background. ...
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Why are there no basic qualifications for a prime minister or any minister post in India?

For any job, there are certain qualifications and requirements the candidate shall furnish, but the same is not true for ministers or politicians. Why are there no basic qualifications for a prime ...
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What makes Arunachal Pradesh a geopolitical region and geostrategically important for China?

India has dismissed China’s objections to a recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims is its territory. The spat is the latest ...
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Why do so many Indians apparently despise the separation of powers?

A Pew poll: The wording of the Q[s] was: "A system in which a strong leader can make decisions without interference from [country-specific legislative body, e.g. parliament or Congress] or the ...
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Did India face criticism from U.S. officials for its mercantilist policies?

Did India face criticism from U.S. officials for its mercantilist policies? https://itif.org/publications/2019/11/18/2019-global-mercantilist-index-ranking-nations-distortive-trade-policies/ Looking ...
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What qualities are needed for becoming the President? [closed]

How to win presidential elections? Is it necessary to have fame? Does it require a PhD?
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What's the factual basis for the USCIRF recommendation to blacklist India, and why is the White House disagreeing with that recommendation?

VOA reported in August 2023 US Official Calls Religious Intolerance in India 'Frightening' [...] "India has done better in the past and has to change course because the cycle of downward spiral ...
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Why the international media & certain section of the people are calling Ram Mandir inaugration in India as end of democracy & secularism? [closed]

A lot of international media & certain section of the people are calling Ram Mandir inaugration as end of democracy & secularism. Which makes me question their reasons behind that statement. ...
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Did India give a reason why it objected to China joining the Hague Apostille Convention?

On March 8, 2022, China officially acceded to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, also known as the “Hague Apostille Convention.” The Apostille ...
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Does farming need government support to work efficiently?

In 2020, there were farm law protests in India, related to concern of farmer losing certain government support from Indian govt. I thought this was maybe due to India being a third world country and ...
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Why did most Indian Jews choose to immigrate to Israel?

The Wikipedia article on History of the Jews in India points out that the majority of the Indian Jews immigrated to Israel ("made Aliyah") after the establishment of Israel in 1948: The ...
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What was India's response to alleged Iranian attack on a ship off her coast?

Recently, there was a drone attack on a ship off India's coast on the Arabian Sea. The US has said that this attack was carried out from Iranian soil. Iran has denied these allegations. [Source] What ...
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Which sections of Indian Independence Act 1947 were repealed in British Parliament, and why?

The Indian Independence Act 1947, was repealed by the respective constitutions of India and Pakistan in 1950 & 1956. The Parliament of the United Kingdom, never repealed it but according to the ...
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Is there precedent for a suspension of such a large number of MPs simultaneously?

India's parliament recently suspended over 140 opposition MPs for the remainder of the current session for causing ruckus. To quote BBC for details: The [opposition] alliance has 142 MPs in the 543-...
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Why does India have a more pro-Israel stance on the Gaza-Israel war than other BRICS countries and countries in the Global South?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India did not address the gathering, and it was unclear whether this reflected a shift in the country’s position on the war in Gaza. Shortly after the Oct. 7 attacks, ...
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Why were some important countries such as Japan, Britain, and India absent from the recent UNGA?

This question may not be answerable but I am curious to know Question: Why were some important countries such as Japan, Britain, and India absent from the recent UNGA? Was their absence deliberate and ...
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What positions exactly did the recently expelled Canadian staff expelled from India hold?

There have been a lot of rather vague claims about this, e.g. that India revoked "diplomatic immunity" of 41 Canadians, starting from a certain date, resulting in Canada withdrawing said ...
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Which Vienna Convention agreement was India expected to break?

[Credits for the articles (a law.se post): What is the legal way to expel diplomats from a country under the Vienna convention? ] A diplomatic spat is ongoing between India and Canada. India sought ...
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Political purpose of Canada's prime minister publicly accusing India's government of being involved with killing a Canadian Sikh leader

On September 18, 2023, Trudeau accuses India's government of involvement in killing of Canadian Sikh leader states "Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of ...
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Why doesn't India claim this portion of Kashmir?

India claims the entirety of the territory of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of the princely state's Instrument of Accession, signed by Maharaja Hari Singh in 1947. ...
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Success ratio of petition

I self-drafted a Public Interest Litigation petition (Criminal) against the appointment of the Director (HR) of a Central Public Sector Enterprise in India against whom multiple complaints of ...
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Why is it politically controversial that the President of India referred to herself as the "President of Bharat"?

India is hosting the G20 Summit, New Delhi meeting this year (2023). In a reception invitation issued yesterday for Saturday Sept 9th to the leaders of the G-20 countries Indian President Droupadi ...
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How dependent is India on China in terms of trade?

For instance, is it possible for India to start a trade war (just like the USA did during Trump's presidency) with China and maintain its usual GDP growth? If yes, how? If not, why not? As far as I ...
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Why should Modi (or India for that matter) be concerned about minority rights?

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama said that: the issue of the “protection of the Muslim minority in a majority-Hindu India” would be worth raising in Modi’s meeting with the US president, Joe Biden. ...
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Why can the US ally India maintain an independent foreign policy but Australia cannot?

India refused to stop importing oil from Russia. Next, they refused to engage in any military activity against China. As a result, the USA made Japan the new representative of the rules-based ...
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Is there any way for a country to get separated peacefully? [duplicate]

India has separatist movements in twenty two states. Most of them are militants. However, two of them stand out in the sense that their effort is nonviolent. One of them is Khalistan Movement, and the ...
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Why did India vote in favor, on the July 12th UNHRC resolution condemning religious hatred and bigotry?

UN motion after Sweden Quran burning: How did your country vote? The motion called for countries to review their laws and plug gaps that may “impede the prevention and prosecution of acts and ...
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Is Chabahar intended to challenge the Gwadar port or is it undertaken merely out of necessity?

China started developing Gwadar Port in Pakistan in 2002. In 2013, China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), a subsidiary of China's state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), ...
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Eligibility criteria to become the prime minister of India and what is "office of profit"?

Eligibility According to Article 84 of the Constitution of India, which sets the principle qualification for member of Parliament, and Article 75 of the Constitution of India, which sets the ...
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What will happen in case Bill is passed by the Parliament but not sent to President for approval?

Case specific to : India What is the law/rule/protocol/convention in case when a bill is passed from both Houses of Parliament and is about to be sent to the President for his approval but is held ...
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Why does nobody seem to care about the municipal elections in Maharashtra?

Maharashtra is a major Indian state, home to the richest city Mumbai. Almost all of the municipal corporations in Maharashtra have elections overdue for over a year now (i.e. should have taken place ...
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To what extent (if any) does Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi answer reporters' questions, or at least appear to?

CNN's June 22, 2023 Biden makes trade-offs and Modi steps out of his comfort zone during elaborate state visit at White House includes the following: But Modi, for one of the only times since he ...
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Indian Constitution - What is the purpose of this statement? " 'Union of India' should be distinguished from the expression 'territory of India' "

[Edit: I have found out the answer after reading replies and answers on this thread. Difference is simply that Union of India is Political Entity, whereas Territory of India is Geographical Entity ...
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Who are the so called officers in article 53 of the Indian constitution?

The executive power of the Union shall be vested in the President and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with this Constitution. — ...
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Does the executive power of the union not extend to the laws made in the concurrent list (India)?

Article 73 of the Indian constitution states Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive power of the Union shall extend - to the matters with respect to which Parliament has power ...
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What is the effect of removing certain denomination of a currency?

About yesterday the Indian government withdrew 2000 rupee notes in circulation ref. Typically, when stuff like this happens, the explanation is that the attempt is to combat black money. This answer ...
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Is there a right to petition in the Indian constitution?

Right to petition as in sending grievances and complaints to the government or a government body. The only thing I found was article 350 Every person shall be entitled to submit a representation for ...
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Are there any statutory bodies or laws regarding the study and reccomendation to the government on prisons and penal laws ? (India)

I'm doing research on prisoners, parole laws and prison conditions as well as the criminal justice system in India. And the laws I found on this topic weren't many. There is the Law Commission of ...
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How is India's technology transfer policy different from China's?

The Indian government has played a vital role in the Quiet Revolution by establishing favourable policies, investing in R&D, and negotiating technology transfer agreements with foreign nations and ...
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What factors result in the West being more accepting of India's neutrality over the Ukraine war than China's?

Both India and China remain Russian allies, both countries account for similar amounts of Russia's crude exports, both have refused to condemn the Ukraine war, both countries joined Russia's Vostok ...
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What does the Honorable Chairman mean?

I simply want to know what does the Honorable Chairman Nominated mean? Javed Akthar is a nominated Rajya Sabha member hence nominated, but what is that Honorable Chairman, how is that title earned. ...
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Has the Taiwan / Republic of China (ROC) government ever made any territorial claim on areas in Arunachal Pradesh, India, like the Chinese PRC Govt.?

The BBC's April 4, 2023 Arunachal Pradesh: India rejects China's attempt to rename disputed places led me to read Wikipedia's Arunachal Pradesh. The introduction of that article, until a few days ago, ...
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Constitutional amendments of India

Despite Article 4 stating that a constitutional amendment is not necessary for Articles 2 and 3, why was the 7th constitutional amendment passed for state reorganization?
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What led to the broadening of the scope of Article 21 of the Indian constitution to mean "due process" instead of "procedure established by law"?

The drafting history of article 21 is as follows: Draft Article 15 was debated in the Constituent Assembly on 6 and 13 December 1948. It provided for the right to life and personal liberty, subject ...
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Is capital punishment more likely to be applied in India for terrorist acts?

So far there have only been 8 executions of the death penalty since 2000 in India and most of the cases are related to terrorism. According to this article recently a terrorist ran out of appeals both ...
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Why do Indian-Americans earn more than other ethnic groups in the US?

I have a very poor understanding of India. I know the caste system has held their society back (as class mobility is deliberately limited to lower castes by treating them as second-class human beings) ...
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Why didn’t the USA government ask USA companies to take action against India’s neutral stance on the Russo-Ukrainian War? [closed]

The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing conflict that began in 2014. India appears to have changed its stance on the war. According to Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar’s statement in the Upper House of ...
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Can Rahul Gandhi ask other democratic nations to intervene in their democracy?

Rahul Gandhi a sitting Member of Parliament of India who went to London and asked Europe and USA to intervene in what he sees as the collapse of democracy in India, which is a sovereign nation. Isn't ...
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