Vikram Singh


The author argues that the Government action on the Mandal Commission is constitutionally valid. It does not in any way violate any of the Fundamental Rights let alone Articles 14, 15 and 16. However, the author concedes, considering the volatile situation at hand and the instability writ large in the political scenario, it is difficult to be certain as to how the Supreme Court will react. The author maintains that it is possible to uphold the Mandal Commission government action by focusing on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Articles 14, 15 and 16 as three provisions form part of one code, each embodying a different facet of the guarantee of equality. (Editor’s abstract.)



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