The spirit of the Bill:
Pros of the Bill:
Cons of the Bill:
The established perception of show-off weddings in a community oriented country calls for a passionate public awareness campaign, rather than an overzealous and somewhat unfair law. It is to be seen that if the 5 lakh limit does not apply on dowry, it will be but a futile exercise. Also, it will be an uphill task for the government to keep a record of the marriages taking place in the country, since registering marriages is not a part of the existing social culture.
The bill tries to touch a very sensitive social issue. Thus it becomes important for prelims as well as mains. Few important bills were directly asked for critical evaluation in mains 2013, 2014, 2015.
A very important step indeed and needs to be followed as more info comes at hand. Also revise basics on introducing a bill in parliament, difference between private member’s bill and government bill etc.
The petition is not important as such but the points here are a good revision of polity basics. Do revise from your polity book the related articles.
Aim of Ordinance:
Only an exceptional measure:
Ordinances subject to scrutiny:
Note down the points in this op-ed for Mains as well as Prelims. Polity questions in Prelims demand an in-depth reading.
Note4students: All the major issues highlighted here are important topics for mains. Also keep note of good statements as few seen above for essay and keep revising them. It gives you an edge.
There was a question on bifurcation of states in Mains 2016, on linguistic basis though. Keep track of the issue and the arguments as it develops.
The issues around this act are important from mains PoV.
The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance:
Ordinance under Article 123 of the Constitution:
The op-ed is a must read for details on the Enemy Property Act. Note down b2b points for a good long answer.
A very useful article. Besides informing you of the budgetary changes and problems with earlier schedule, it also gives you a chance to revise the Cabinet Committees and Budget chapters from Laxmikanth. If you don’t have the book, click here.
This is a very important judgment from mains point of view. Add these to your ordinance notes.
Revise the sections on ordinances from Laxmikanth.
1. The Bill amends the Enemy Property Act, 1968, to vest all rights, titles and interests over enemy property in the Custodian.
2. The Bill declares transfer of enemy property by the enemy, conducted under the Act, to be void. This applies retrospectively to transfers that have occurred before or after 1968.
3. The Bill prohibits civil courts and other authorities from entertaining disputes related to enemy property.
Disruption of parliament is practiced by all parties, depending on who is in opposition. It indicates a trend where there is less discussion of issues. All Bills will now be passed in just a few days. This means the opposition is failing to perform its basic function of providing feedback to the govt and holding it accountable.