11. Philosophy of the Indian Constitution
This is a discussion on the Philosophy of the Indian Constitution. The Constitution of India was drafted by a galaxy of eminent people, the like of whom will not assemble again. They were not elected by the people directly but represented the will of the people better than any elected body could do. The Preamble they drafted was described Sir Ernst Barker as the most beautiful poem in the world. It enshrines what men everywhere have fought for but have rarely realized in full. It expressly declares the sovereignty of the PEOPLE OF INDIA when it ends with the ringing words: We the people of India hereby enact, adopt and give to ourselves this constitution. So note that Parliament is not sovereign nor is the Judiciary sovereign. The people are above all of them.
In the light of the above write a three hundred word note on this topic.
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