“Socialist and Secular” word missing from our preamble, sparks national dialogue on future directions
Controversy Surrounds Missing Words in New Constitution Copies Amidst Speculation
In a development that has sparked controversy and raised questions about the direction of India’s future, it has come to light that the newly distributed copies of the Constitution no longer include the words ‘socialist secular’ in their Preamble. This revelation has triggered discussions about the nation’s path and the ruling party’s intentions.
According to the source, the new copies of the Constitution were distributed on 19th September -and were prominently held during the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
The omission of the terms ‘socialist secular’ from the Preamble has led to speculations about the direction the country may be taking. Some individuals are interpreting this development as a potential shift towards a “Hindu Rashtra,” reminiscent of India’s earlier days.
While this alteration has ignited debate, it’s important to note that there has been no official statement or confirmation regarding the removal of these words from the Constitution’s Preamble. The Preamble, which outlines the fundamental values and principles of the Indian Republic, originally stated that India is a “sovereign socialist secular democratic republic.”
Observers are closely monitoring the situation, seeking clarification from authorities, and waiting for an official response from the government. This development has fueled discussions on the nation’s identity and the ruling party’s vision for India’s future.
As this issue continues to unfold, it remains a subject of considerable interest and debate, both within India and internationally.
The words “socialist” and “secular” were added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution by the 42nd Amendment Act, 1976, which was passed during the government led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
This amendment, which came into effect on January 3, 1977, introduced several changes to the Preamble, including the insertion of these two words to emphasize the principles of socialism and secularism in the Indian political system.