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  • Inflicting dogma on the Constitution

    Inflicting dogma on the Constitution

    Addition of the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ in the Preamble added nothing of substance to the Constitution, argue G.L. VERMA

    August 6, 2020
  • Is secularism in crisis in India today?

    Is secularism in crisis in India today?

    A state can be held to be secular if it honours all religious faiths equally.

    April 26, 2019
  • A way of life outlined

    A way of life outlined

    The insertion of a Preamble in Constitutions has now become a customary affair. As such, our Constitution too contains a Preamble at the beginning of the Operative Part. It is like the preface of a book and, hence, it has no educative on legal value. But as our Supreme Court has opined, if a written …

    May 30, 2018
  • Government distances itself from Anant Kumar Hegde’s remarks

    Government distances itself from Anant Kumar Hegde’s remarks

    The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday distanced itself from the remarks of Minister of State Anant Kumar Hegde who had criticised the word “secular” and said the BJP government would “amend the Constitution” to remove the word from the Preamble. As a combined opposition in the Rajya Sabha protested against Hegde’s remarks, Minister of State …

    December 27, 2017
  • Utterly unnecessary

    Utterly unnecessary

    The Preamble to our Constitution, in its original form, pledged to create India, as a “Sovereign Democratic Republic”. Moreover, it incorporated some noble and lofty ideals like “liberty”, “equality”, “justice”, “dignity of the individual” and “unity of the nation”. This is why it is rightly claimed that our Constitution contains some serene values that human …

    November 9, 2017