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Dharma Files | Why Constitution makers should have included ‘historical justice’ in Preamble
India

Dharma Files | Why Constitution makers should have included ‘historical justice’ in Preamble

By leaving out historical justice, as a form of justice which needs to be redressed, the historical experience of these traditions, especially Hinduism, is being ignored

Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective
India

Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective

The word ‘secular’ was introduced into the Preamble during the period of Emergency (1975-77), imposed by Indira Gandhi

'Socialism has lost most of its meaning': BJP's KJ Alphons on bill to amend Preamble to Constitution
India

'Socialism has lost most of its meaning': BJP's KJ Alphons on bill to amend Preamble to Constitution

In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, Alphons, argued that the bill was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s action of empowering the people

Kamal Nath govt makes reading of Preamble mandatory in Madhya Pradesh schools, says step taken to teach basic principles of justice, equality, liberty
India

Kamal Nath govt makes reading of Preamble mandatory in Madhya Pradesh schools, says step taken to teach basic principles of justice, equality, liberty

Madhya Pradesh government made reading of Preamble of Constitution mandatory in schools, 'It is being done so that everyone comes to know and understand the basic principles of the inclusiveness, justice, equality, liberty and brotherhood'

UPSC exams 2019: Question on ‘secularism’ objectionable, makes exercise to recruit civil servants flawed
India

UPSC exams 2019: Question on ‘secularism’ objectionable, makes exercise to recruit civil servants flawed

If the question on secularism, asked in the UPSC exam, was drafting error then it can be overlooked, but if the tone was deliberate then it raises serious questions on propriety of the one who framed it, especially since the exam paper that is meant to recruit administrators whose conduct are tested on litmus of objectivity

On embracing national pride in its many manifestations, and the notion of 'India, that is Bharat'
Life

On embracing national pride in its many manifestations, and the notion of 'India, that is Bharat'

One should leave cultural pride open for anyone to celebrate while making no urgent calls for political action based on it. Like a flower, culture will bloom in its own time or not at all.

Section 377 is gone, but the fact that it took 71 years, and a court to do it, raises questions on Indian democracy
India

Section 377 is gone, but the fact that it took 71 years, and a court to do it, raises questions on Indian democracy

While one should be grateful that India has finally done away with Section 377, a law it should never have had in independent India, one should ponder about why it remained for 71 years and why it took a court to outlaw it

Remove 'secular' from Constitution as it puts Hindus at disadvantage, says Sanatan Sanstha
India

Remove 'secular' from Constitution as it puts Hindus at disadvantage, says Sanatan Sanstha

Although the Sanatan Sanstha claims to be a spiritual organisaton, it is currently facing massive criticism for being allegedly linked to terror activities.

68 years of India's Constitution: Repeated amendments have meant document today is fundamentally different from the one enacted
India

68 years of India's Constitution: Repeated amendments have meant document today is fundamentally different from the one enacted

It is almost treason in the eyes of some to even suggest that the Constitution of India may not be the best Constitution in the world. But given that so much time has passed since it was enacted, it is perhaps a question that is worth examining

Supreme Court rights old judicial wrongs in landmark Right to Privacy verdict, shows State its rightful place
India

Supreme Court rights old judicial wrongs in landmark Right to Privacy verdict, shows State its rightful place

The Supreme Court by its decision on Right to Privacy not only restated the liberties and values outlined in the Preamble, but also corrected some past judicial wrongs

Independence Day 2017: CJI JS Khehar says be proud of who you are irrespective of faith
India

Independence Day 2017: CJI JS Khehar says be proud of who you are irrespective of faith

Indians cutting across faith and ethnicity should feel proud of who they are, this is what the Constitution is all about, Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court must protect minorities from onslaught of majoritarianism: Vice-President Hamid Ansari
India

Supreme Court must protect minorities from onslaught of majoritarianism: Vice-President Hamid Ansari

Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday made a series of incisive and wide-ranging statements on secularism, religion and politics

Constitution Day: Delhi govt misses 'socialist' and 'secular' from ads, orders probe after apology
India

Constitution Day: Delhi govt misses 'socialist' and 'secular' from ads, orders probe after apology

Taking a stern view of the omission of words "socialist" and "secular" from the Preamble in its print advertisements on Constitution Day, Delhi government on Thursday tendered an apology for the error and ordered a probe to ascertain if any "mischief" was involved.

No question of removing 'secular', 'socialist' from preamble: Govt to Lok Sabha
Politics

No question of removing 'secular', 'socialist' from preamble: Govt to Lok Sabha

Opposition on Tuesday raised a hue and cry over a Union minister's call for a debate on the words 'secular and socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution but government ruled out any proposal to remove these words.

Dear Congress, what’s the fuss about? 'Socialist', 'secular' missing in Rajya Sabha calendar too
India

Dear Congress, what’s the fuss about? 'Socialist', 'secular' missing in Rajya Sabha calendar too

The BJP has been pushed in a corner over the issue of the "missing" words of the Preamble Congress has unleashed their ire on the saffron party over the past few days.

Modi govt has doubtful integrity: Congress on Preamble issue
Politics

Modi govt has doubtful integrity: Congress on Preamble issue

Congress on Thursday took strong objection to the government's call for a debate on whether the words 'socialist' and 'secular' should be in the Preamble.

BJP should remove Shiv Sena from the govt at the Centre and state: Congress
Politics

BJP should remove Shiv Sena from the govt at the Centre and state: Congress

Congress in Maharashtra demanded that the ruling BJP should sever the alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena.

'Secular, socialist' are relics of Congress' undemocratic past; they have little meaning today
India

'Secular, socialist' are relics of Congress' undemocratic past; they have little meaning today

The two missing words (secular, socialist) in the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry’s advertisement featuring the Indian constitution's preamble, whether through default or design, have served two useful purposes.