“If the Drafting Committee was drifting, it was never without mastery over the situation. It was not merely angling with the off chance of catching a fish. It was searching in known waters to find the fish it was after. To be in search of something better is not the same as drifting,” Ambedkar said.
"..It means something and it is there because, for two hundred years, attempts have been made by foreign rulers to keep them in groups apart with their customs and other things in order that the foreigners' rule may be smooth. The rulers did not want that there should be any change."
Late last year, an intervention by Meghalaya High Court over Constitutional freedoms re-ignited an old cultural disagreement over what is supreme in the state: tradition or law. Traditional tribal institutions that have “governed” communities for centuries, have repeatedly locked horns with the state over this contested turf. At the end of May, the government moved […]