An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!
35. The innate rights of a citizen of India
The soul and spirit of the Constitution of India is the social philosophy inherent in pristine-English. The Constitution of India has given certain fundamental rights to the citizens. Among them, what can be mentioned here would be, the equality before the law and equal stature before the administrative set up / law. Another thing is the right to dignity.
The mere mention of the above two seemingly silly rights would be enough to establish that the Constitution of India is totally contrary to the dictates of the various traditions, and social structure of this peninsular region. The languages of this location do have the codes of social up and down levels. The traditions of the place maintain different sections of people apart, and with mutual or one-sided repulsions. Moreover, the tradition also includes the idea of kicking down the lower-placed persons. The social structure itself is highly feudal and hierarchical.
The Supreme Court of India had declared that the Constitution of India has a fundamental or basic structure, which cannot be altered. However, with regard to this issue, a lot of legal clamour has taken place. In all these desultory discussions, it is doubtful if there is anything of real depth or anything of creative quality, which really proposes to improve the quality of the social stature of the citizen.
For, I think, the Supreme Court did not clearly define as to what this basic structure of the Constitution of India really is.
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