Know Our Judiciary
Type of activity -In Classroom Activity
The Indian Judiciary is one of the three branches of the Indian Government. Even though the Legislature and Executive wield the power to make and administer laws, thereby amending the Constitution, only the Judiciary holds the power to examine the validity of these constitutional amendments. By keeping the Legislature and Executive in check, the Judiciary acts as the primary custodian of the Indian Constitution, thereby safeguarding the fundamental rights of its citizens.
- Students will learn about the functioning of Indian Judiciary.
- Students will be aware about the independent nature of the Indian Judiciary in relation to the Executive and the Legislative.
- Students will learn to analyse situations put forth in front of the Indian Judiciary and weigh in.
Steps for the Teacher
- Start today’s class by showing this video to the students: https://youtu.be/-55j84V8WEs
- Click here to view the quiz and share the same link with the students to take the quiz on the Indian Judiciary.
- Engage the students in a discussion on today’s topic. Following are some discussion questions that you can use:
- What are the three branches of the government? (Legislative, Executive and Judiciary)
- What is the meaning of an Independent Judiciary?
- Can you think of some landmark judgements given by our courts?
- How did the High Courts deal with the oxygen shortage situation due to Covid in March 2021?
- Ask the students to complete the given activity.
1. Read the given cases in the classroom and ask students to differentiate the following court cases based on criminal law or civil law .
- Financial fraud
- Landlord-Tenant issues
- Bank robbery
- Breaching of a contract Right to privacy
- Drinking and driving
- Threatening the President or other federal officials or buildings
- Prohibit and remedy the pollution caused by chemical industrial plants
- Committing a crime on federal property
- Committing a crime using inter-state commerce
- Committing a crime that involves a conspiracy
- Property Damage
- Using a firearm to commit a crime
- Triple Talque
- Manufacturing and distributing controlled substances
2. Ask students to differentiate and identify the above given cases based on criminal law or civil law.
3. Observe how many of them differentiate and identify the cases.
4. Display results and ask the students to check the same.
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Click here to view the reflection sheet and share the same link with the students.