Objectives of the preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra In addition to the source of authority of the Indian Constitution (from now on- the Constitution) and the nature of the Indian State, both of which have already been dealt with by this author in his previous articles, the preamble of the Constitution also acquaints us with the objectives and socio-economic goals that are to be imbibed by the Indian State. These objectives are meant to secure … Continue reading Objectives of the preamble

Vox Populi: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra In the American manner, the Preamble of the Indian Constitution accentuates in no uncertain terms that “the people of India” have adopted, enacted, and given to themselves “this constitution.” The Objective Resolution emphasized that the Constituent Assembly– which was convened to craft Indian-made Constitution for the Indians– had derived from “the people… all the power and authority”. Thus, on the face of it, the people must … Continue reading Vox Populi: Interpreting the Preamble

Socialist Polity: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced the entire world into an emergency-like situation. In India, the crisis deepened as around 40 million migrant laborers faced displacement at the heart of this pandemic, as stated by the World Bank. The nationwide lockdown, and problems like unemployment, want of food, and other necessities had spawned a massive exodus of these laborers and the working … Continue reading Socialist Polity: Interpreting the Preamble

Republic Nation: Interpreting the preamble

– Chandra Sekher Mishra In the context of the Indian Constitution, the term “republic” description would perhaps record a lot less space than the other preambular dictates, which are indeed very indefinite and open-ended value concepts. It is a centuries-old term that has hand-in-glove with the Roman regime. The word republic finds its inception in the Latin phrase res publica, which means things about the public and was used by the … Continue reading Republic Nation: Interpreting the preamble

Secular Nation: Interpreting the Preamble

  – Chandra Shekher Mishra The conflicts surrounding the term secularism stem primarily from its parochial interpretations. And in yesteryear, these conflicts have caused massive intolerance amongst people on religious lines. The religion-based political narratives deserve a fair share of credit for this. But there is no denying that intolerance towards religion has long permeated the so-called secular or pseudo-secular people. The pseudo-seculars, too, have a parochial … Continue reading Secular Nation: Interpreting the Preamble

Preamble as a part of the constitution

– Chandra Shekher Mishra The preamble is an important aspect of the Indian constitution. In today’s socio-political context, a thorough discussion of the same has become paramount important. This Preamble series gives an insight into the lesser told section of the constitution. Read on to find out more.. Though the preamble is regarded as a part of the Constitution of India (from now on- the … Continue reading Preamble as a part of the constitution