Post Tagged with: "Constitution Of India"

Red Rags To Hindutva Bulls

Red Rags To Hindutva Bulls

One hopes the old idiomatic phrase is still understood by many. For nothing else can catch the frenzy the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ provoke among die-hard adherents of Hindutva.Our Prime Minister has re-affirmed his old links with them with a recent remark. Shedding his jovial neighbourly expression and putting on his portentuous mien and manner,he has reportedly declared that the[Read More…]

by 22/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
What should Guide Us: Indian Constitution or Manusmriti

What should Guide Us: Indian Constitution or Manusmriti

India has a political system where the executive makes the laws, rules the country. There is judiciary to ensure that the executive walks the path of Indian Constitution. Judiciary’s major commitment is to Indian Constitution and has to protect the values of the same. Currently there are criticisms that judiciary seems to working under the pressure of the executive. To[Read More…]

by 23/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Nafrat chhodo! Bharat jodo! Bharat jodo! The Failed Fraternity Factor: A wake-up call

Nafrat chhodo! Bharat jodo! Bharat jodo! The Failed Fraternity Factor: A wake-up call

On 13 Dec 1946, Jawaharlal Nehru moved an “Objective Resolution” during the Constituent Assembly, which outlined the objectives of the Constitution. These were discussed and later became the constitutional Preamble, assuring to the People, the democratic core values of Justice, Liberty and Equality. Fraternity as a core value, was added by B.R.Ambedkar on 21 February 1948. B.R.Ambedkar urged that the[Read More…]

by 30/07/2022 Comments are Disabled Communal Harmony
First Amendment to the Indian Constitution: Is Nehru a hero or a villain?

First Amendment to the Indian Constitution: Is Nehru a hero or a villain?

Our present BJP-RSS rulers are trying overtime to change the Constitution of India in the interest of themselves and their party. They are trying to convince people that if Nehru can amend the Constitution within the first fifteen months of its adoption in the interest of his party, then why can’t they? Well, the constitution is not Shalgramshila (a solid[Read More…]

by 21/01/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Elephant In The Room

Elephant In The Room

The Indian elite is given to thinking of the Constitution as some sort of a sacred emblem, and believes that none will dare commit sacrilege against it.But the constitution,however noble a document,is made by people,and it has to be protected by people from damage and danger.When one reads that an MP of the governing party has proposed in parliament alteration[Read More…]

by 06/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Reciting Preamble is not a crime

Reciting Preamble is not a crime

That way reciting the Constitution’s Preamble has been transformed from text to socially dynamic statement…  Against this new method of agitation, authorities slapped various criminal charges including sedition, arrested several protestors and strongly opposed their bail petitions. *** We celebrated 72nd Constitution Day on 26th November 2021. Two months before Republic Day (26 January 1950), the Constitution was finalised and[Read More…]

by 30/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
November 26; The Indian Constitution Day – How RSS Denigrated It: A Peep Into Its Archives

November 26; The Indian Constitution Day – How RSS Denigrated It: A Peep Into Its Archives

The Constituent Assembly of India finalized the Constitution of India on November 26, 1949 which is celebrated as the CONSTITUTION DAY. This Constitution promised new born Indian Republic a polity based on democracy, justice, egalitarianism and rule of law. However, RSS was greatly annoyed. Four days after the historic event of approval of it, the RSS English Organiser in an[Read More…]

by 26/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Our Nation, Our Constitution: A Layperson’s understanding

Our Nation, Our Constitution: A Layperson’s understanding

Nation = People + Country + Constitution A nation is the synergetic sum of a country’s people with their social and cultural resources, who live within the boundaries of the country with its natural and economic resources, and the rules by which the people live and work. The “rule book” for India is the Constitution of India. It was the[Read More…]

by 18/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
DV Rao on  India’s Constitutional System (Part-2)

DV Rao on  India’s Constitutional System (Part-2)

This is Part-2 of the article. Part-1 was published on Jan 26 : https://countercurrents.org/2021/01/dv-rao-on-constitutional-system/ “The essential feature of the Constitution is to provide with certain limited democratic rights with one hand, and take them back with another hand,” DV Rao analyses in his court statement. “The Constitution grants all powers to the ruling classes to snatch away all freedoms, which[Read More…]

by 28/01/2021 2 comments India
DV Rao on Constitutional System

DV Rao on Constitutional System

India has a Constitutional autocracy, DV Rao, veteran revolutionary and an MP,  told the Court, in his assessment of India’s  Indian Constitutional System DV Rao, veteran revolutionary and an MP This is Part-1 of an article. Com DV Rao. Devulapalli Venkateswara Rao (Born 1917 June 1- died on 1984 July 12),  prominent communist revolutionary of India, had a political life that[Read More…]

by 26/01/2021 3 comments India
RSS Mourned When Indian Constitution Was Passed

RSS Mourned When Indian Constitution Was Passed

The Constituent Assembly (CA) of India passed the Constitution on November 26, 1949 after almost 3 years’ deliberations. It was an amazing contribution in the history of the modern liberal democracies as it was not only the lengthiest constitution in the world history (underlining the fact that the polity it was to govern was diverse and vast) but also created[Read More…]

by 26/11/2020 1 comment India
Majoritarianism And Deviance From The Indian Constitution

Majoritarianism And Deviance From The Indian Constitution

Unity in independent India being diverse and plural nation was a dream come true. We have survived and proved as a truly democratic republic state until recent times with minimal flaws. This was made possible by a more accommodative and flexible conflict resolution mechanism in the form of a colossal constitution. The present majoritarian regime manoeuvres the crevasses existing in[Read More…]

by 02/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Is Constitutional Morality Eroding…?

Is Constitutional Morality Eroding…?

After the Rajasthan High Court ordered ‘status quo’ in relation to the notices issued by the Speaker initiating the proceedings under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Gehlot paraded more than 100 MLAs in front of the governor and requested the governor to convene the session but the governor exhibited reluctant to convene the session of[Read More…]

by 28/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Assault on the Rule of Law and Article 19 of the Constitution of India

Assault on the Rule of Law and Article 19 of the Constitution of India

Statement Of The Constitutional Conduct Group This statement by our group of former civil servants arises from our deep concern at the assault on the Rule of Law in India and on its citizens’ rights to free speech and dissent, basic elements of any democracy. The whole constitutional edifice is dependent on the Rule of Law, which implies the subjection[Read More…]

by 07/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
India has to decide whether to chose Constitution or Dharm Sansad

India has to decide whether to chose Constitution or Dharm Sansad

The language of political discourse is the biggest casualty after the Sangh Parivar inspired government came power in India. The C grade rhetoric and to convert everything into a street fight of tu tu main main is the art that one can learn in the Sangh. The daily dose of jumlas and distorted versions of history is another art they[Read More…]

by 26/11/2018 Comments are Disabled India
Sanctity and Supremacy of the Constitution alone can protect India

Sanctity and Supremacy of the Constitution alone can protect India

They call it ‘dharm-sansad’ but why should we need it when we have the ‘sansad’ elected by the people. But dharmsansad actually is the brahmanical monopoly over us. It is meant to maintain it because politically elected ‘sansad’ has given representation to diverse sections of our society. Political elected sansad discuss, debate and decide but the dharmsansad has no faith[Read More…]

by 26/11/2018 1 comment India
How Not to Hollow Out the Constitution Bit by Bit

How Not to Hollow Out the Constitution Bit by Bit

It is not just BJP minister Anantkumar Hegde. Here is a look at some past attempts of the RSS-BJP to tinker with the Constitution. “Line wahan se shuru hoti hai jahan ham khade rehte hain” (The queue starts from the point where we stand). Remember that 70s Bollywood film where teh then bad boy of Hindi cinema (Shatrughan Sinha) barges into[Read More…]

by 29/12/2017 Comments are Disabled India
Indian Constitution Unriddled : Search For Sources

Indian Constitution Unriddled : Search For Sources

  (“Indian Constitution Unriddled :Search for Sources” is a monumental work published by Purogami Prakashana , Hubli, in 2015 March. The volume is compiled by late Sri SG Nadgir and Dr. KS Sharma, and published to mark the birth centenary of the former, a renowned teacher. What follows here is the Foreword to the book by Dr.KS Sharma, eminent Professor of[Read More…]

by 24/01/2017 1 comment India