Monday, April 26, 2021

IS PREAMBLE A PART OF CONSTITUTION IS PREAMBLE AMENDABLE

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IS PREAMBLE A PART OF CONSTITUTION ?

◇ In the Berubari union case (1960), SC held that Preamble is not a part of Constitution.

◇ In the Kesavananda Bharati case (1973), SC rejected earlier opinion and held Preamble is a part of Constitution.

◇ In the LIC of India case ( 1995 ) SC again held that the Constitution is an integral part of Constitution.

IS PREAMBLE AMENDABLE ?

◇ In the Keshavananda bharati case 1973 SC held that Preamble can not be amended as it is not a part of Constitution.

◇ Later SC reversed its decision and held that Preamble is a part of Constitution and can be amended.

◇ However, No amendment can be done to Basic features mentioned in Preamble.

◇ Preamble only amended once so far by 42nd CAA which added three new words :-

• Socialist, 

• Secular and 

• Integrity.

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