26 November When will we come out of the ‘new era of contradictions’?


26 November When will we come out of the ‘new era of contradictions’?

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‘We the people of India to make India a Sovereign Democratic Republic…’ The Preamble of the Constitution of India, adopted, enacted and surrendered through the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, used to start with these words earlier.

World’s largest written constitution of India

On 26 January 1950, some twenty-five years after its implementation, the then Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, imposed emergency on the country in the name of threat to internal security and created the first serious crisis of constitutional values ​​and morals by snatching all civil rights, then 42nd Parliament By bringing a constitutional amendment, the part of this Preamble ‘Sovereign Democratic Republic’ has been changed from ‘Total Sovereign Socialist Secular Republic’. replaced done.

Since then, more than one hundred amendments have been made in the Constitution from time to time, but this form of its Preamble has remained unchanged. It is interesting to know that a very unique record is recorded in the name of this constitution. that it is the world’s largest ever written constitution Which was made by the Constituent Assembly under the permanent chairmanship of Dr. Rajendra Prasad in a long process of two years, eleven months and 18 days.

How difficult it was in the circumstances of those days of a newly independent country that was swamped by partition and swinging between many poles, it can also be understood from the heated debates in the Constituent Assembly and its condition and direction were praised at various forums. And also the criticisms.

However, Rajendra Prasad wanted the constitution to be treated like English. Hindi to be submitted officially. But this was not possible and the official constitution written in English was later translated into various Indian languages ​​including Hindi.

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