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Indian Constitution


BJP Rajya Sabha member to move resolution for removal of ‘socialism’ from Constitution

March 19, 2020 11:07 am

The preamble of Constitution declares India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic.

The Constitution has always inspired Indians to question power and demand their rights

January 26, 2020 8:32 am

Linking the Constitution to January 26 affirmed that this was not a constitution created through elite discussions but a product of mass political struggle, and that it was not a gift from benevolent rulers, but one that was seized by the masses.

General Cariappa in 1971: Scrap Constitution, need military rule

January 20, 2020 1:43 pm

Signed note by Army’s first Indian chief K M Cariappa found in archives: Military rule temporary measure, scrap political parties

Muslims are protesting not because their religion is in danger, but for the imperilled Constitution

January 20, 2020 11:07 am

The protest this time is not faith-based, there is no gender segregation. Muslim men and women are out there alongside all others. Yes, there are Muslim women in burqas and hijabs. But also there in large numbers are women who “don’t look like Muslims”.

Explained: How the Preamble was adopted

December 30, 2019 11:50 am

The Constitution, particularly its Preamble, has frequently been at the centre of the ongoing debate over the Citizenship Amendment Act. How it was introduced in the Constituent Assembly, discussed, and adopted.

The Boilers Act needs to be done away with

October 10, 2019 10:16 am

It is this perception that has changed. That’s the reason we no longer need amendments to the Boilers Act. We no longer need that specific legislation and the specific entry in Seventh Schedule. Boilers are only an example. The entire Seventh Schedule needs a relook.

Greener Pastures

June 27, 2019 12:05 am

The anti-defection law is routinely misinterpreted.

An Independent Institutions Bill remains a long-unrealised constitutional aspiration

March 16, 2019 9:17 am

The Opposition should put its money where its mouth is. An Independent Institutions Bill should feature in their manifestoes

President Kovind gives assent to bill providing 10% quota for general category poor

January 12, 2019 8:06 pm

The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019 provides 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category.

The Constitution was founded on these

April 21, 2018 12:29 am

Our founding fathers were driven by the learnings of the past, the turmoil of the present and the possibilities of the future.


Constitution Day 2019: Inspirational Quotes by Dr BR Ambedkar

November 26, 2019 11:22 am

Constitution Day 2019 Quotes: Also known as Samvidhan Divas, the day is commemorated to remember that the constitution of the country provides the fundamental rights and duties and to uphold them as a responsible citizen of the country. On India's 70th Constitution Day, here is a look at Ambedkar's powerful and thought-provoking quotes.