Tag: Sovereign

President: A Titular Head?

By Abhishek Kumar, CNLU INTRODUCTION The Preamble of our Constitution clearly articulates India as a republic. Being a republic there is no hereditary monarch but the President, as the head of the State. The President is not directly elected but indirectly. The election is carried out by an electoral college, […]

Bangalore Water Supply Case: Sovereign Functions

By Debkanya Naskar, NUJS Editor’s Note: The author, in this project, seeks to answer the following question. Does Bangalore Water-Supply & Sewerage Board, Etc. v. R. Rajappa & Others, 1978 SCC (2) 213 give us manageable standards for the application of the Doctrine of Sovereign Function? 1. INTRODUCTION The Bangalore case bench[i] […]

Preamble to the Constitution of India

By Arti Goyal, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University Editor’s Note:  The Preamble, often viewed as the manifestation of the vision of the drafters of our Constitution, has secured its own niche in public and academic debates. The author of this paper has attempted to sift through debates to analyze […]

Sovereign State Territory

By Aditi Agarwal, NUALS Editor’s Note: Sovereignty is the complete territorial jurisdiction of a country over a territory, as recognized by other countries. In the modern age, the state not only includes the territory of land but that of adjacent waters as well. There are several other types of sovereignty, however, […]