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THE PREAMBLE

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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 THE PREAMBLE

 

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to ensure to all its citizens:

 

 

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

 

 

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

 

 

EQUALITY of status, and of opportunity; and to promote among them all;

 

 

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

 

 

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

 

 

N.B.: Though technically, the Preamble is not a part of the Constitution but as has been ruled by the Supreme Court repeatedly, all parts of the Constitution have to be read together for its correct interpretation. This is especially true in cases where the Constitution is silent on certain matters. In such cases, the relevant provisions have to be read together with the Preamble so as to interperet the Constitution holistically.




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