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Indian Constitution: Equality & Freedom


Year end for me is a time for introspection. This year, I thought of reviewing the validity of the basic principals of Indian constitution. Attached is the picture of Preamble of Indian Constitution.

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR ,DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLIC and to secure 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[6]
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.

Justice: “Justice delayed is justice denied.” While Indian courts are busy ensuring that National Anthem is played in each and every movie theater, thousands of Indians rot in jails awaiting trails. As per Indian express 68% of all prison inmates are under-trials. The rich & politicians always get bails and often die of old age before even appearing in court for the first time.
Liberty: Dare to open your mouth and hindu jihadis, RSS & political leaders will march with an army of minions and lynch you maybe even burn you alive. Most Gau rakshak are members of the ruling political party and will assault you for carrying even a leather handbag.
Equality: Pre-independence the farmers and the laborers used to toil for hours without break and give all their life savings as taxes. The rich used to flaunt their wealth and pay little or no taxes. Have to returned back to the same era? As per supreme court, the kings need not pay any taxes. The capital gains taxes on stocks, real estate & dividend income is also exempt, but the labor is fully tax without any exemption.
I am sure you will have more ideas to share and year end is a good time to reflect upon.

2 replies on “Indian Constitution: Equality & Freedom”

Ankur, Please read the constitution, its amendments and numerous interpretations written by so many authors before commenting on this subject. Your introspection is no better then people sitting in my village chaupal and gossiping.

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