India: A form of asymmetrical federation

Agrawal, Komal and Agarwal, Priyansh (2020) India: A form of asymmetrical federation. Supremo Amicus, 19. pp. 249-254. ISSN 2456-9704

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Federalism, a form of political system, refers to the complementary arrangement of government where a central government shares the power with regional or state governments. The federal structure of government is noticed all around the world with some notable characteristic differences. The federal structure could be symmetric or asymmetric. India has a federal structure. Part XI of the Indian Constitution classifies the division of powers between the union and the state governments of India. Through the paper, we shall answer the question if India, a Union of States, is an asymmetric federalism. We shall classify political asymmetry and constitutional asymmetry. For a critical assessment and to answer the question, we shall focus on the following objectives:
* Analyzing Tillin' s 755 contentions vis-a-vis asymmetrical nature of the Indian federation.
* Analyzing differential rights given to North-eastern states in India, especially Nagaland and Mizoram, and Jammu and Kashmir vis-h-vis other states in the Indian federation.
* Classifying the difference between Nagaland and Mizoram. After evaluation, there is a clear conclusion that federal structure of India is asymmetrical in nature.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Federalism | Tillin' s 755 contentions
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 05:38
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 05:38
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