Condemn the mischievous govt ad on 26th January, omitting ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Preamble of Indian Constitution [PETITION]

The mischievous ad by the BJP govt with 'secular' and 'socialist' omitted from the waterwark of the Indian Constitution's Preamble
The mischievous ad by the BJP govt with ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ omitted from the waterwark of the Indian Constitution’s Preamble
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We condemn the mischievous advertisement by govt of India on 26th January 2015

[Signatures can also be sent through email to [email protected]] We are shocked by the conspicuous absence of the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Indian constitution’s preamble used in the customary advertisement in newspapers of 26th January, greeting people of India on the Republic Day. The advertisement has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ministry and also carries a quotation by the Prime Minister.

At the time when the people of India, and even the global community, have genuine apprehensions about the secular character of the Indian democracy, which stands threatened by a right-wing government formed with less than one-third of the popular votes, this omission is utterly condemnable.

Secularism has been pivotal to the post-independent India, binding all communities together as equal citizens. Similarly, the word socialist was added to emphasize the social committments of the state in a country like India. These two values are non-negotiable and any attempt to dilute them would face strong resistance. We condemn the I & B Ministry and demand an apology from the govt for this mischievous advertisement on Republic Day.

  • Mrityunja Singh

    India’s founding fathers didn’t have a “socialist” vision for the country. This was added to the preamble vide a constitutional amendment by Rajiv Gandhi when he was the PM (he had a 3/4 majority in the parliament, after winning the election held in the aftermath of Madam G’s death. So in conclusion, this post lacks necessary nuance.

    • Dajjal

      and ‘secular’ would be wrong for a nation that is violently anti-pagan and kafir crypt-islamic republic. Continuation of these biased rants will only result in public spill out of anger in the form of a civil war to gain swarajya and then the nation might actually become a ‘hindu’ (read kafir pagan, free of abrahamic enslavers) republic

    • Not Rajiv but Indira Gandhi. Along with many other tinkering of the constitution.

      Subs. by the Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976, s. 2, for “SOVEREIGN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC” (w.e.f. 3-1-1977).

      • Mrityunja Singh

        The insertion of the word ‘socialist’ into the Constitution during the … (RP Act) through an Amendment in 1988, by the Rajiv Gandhi Government. … The 42nd amendment has also added the word “Secular” to the Preamble.

        • Siri

          http://indiacode.nic.in/coiweb/amend/amend42.htm

          2. Amendment of the Preamble.- In the Preamble to the Constitution,-
          (a) for the words “SOVEREIGN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC” the words “SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC” shall be substituted; and
          (b) for the words “unity of the Nation”, the words “unity and integrity of the Nation” shall be substituted.

    • hatepolitician

      Hee heee many people even don’t know that in original, we didn’t have
      those words. It was added later. So, what if govt. printed original,
      then is it wrong ? I don’t think.. Socialist always creating noise.. and their nations and state are in mess 🙁

      • Harish

        What is original? You mean to say that what was introduced through an amendment by the parliament is not valid?

        • hatepolitician

          Mr Harish, people like you who go and cry..
          Let me get 75% votes and I ammend that there will be no election for coming 20 years. If I find loopholes, will not it be valid.. Stop stupidity. My point was what if the govt. printed the first version to celebrate.. NO BIG DEAL For example when you celebrate your marriage you look at marriage photo to remember not your random 8th anniversaryy.. And you both change as compred to photo. If I print your original photo. THen is it will be wrong to say that I don’t like you (now) as I printed your old photo.. Stop making people confuse and stop making issues.. I can also confuse you and make your brain collapse on law…. What I said was correct. it is you who can’t make sense…

    • Rahul

      Mr. Singh – Please don’t digress. The issue is NOT really omitting the word “socialist”. The issue is omitting “secular”. We are secular. All religions have been equal and if Congress or whoever Indira or Gandhi or Vajpayee included that through some constitutional amendment then it is GREAT. They did the right thing. All religions should leave in harmony and should have equal rights. If RSS or Hindutva or Right Wing driven motives of BJP, now subtly or by oversight omits the very important word “Secular” to further an agenda of theirs, then it is an issue. A BIG ISSUE ! This is NOT why the government was elected.

      • Mrityunja Singh

        Rahul – India by its nature is a secular country, so there’s no need to amend the constitution. The bulk of our “secularism” comes from Hindu philosophy; I wonder if you know that one can be an atheist and yet call one’s self a Hindu under the Charvaka system. My crib in general is against the Nehru dynasty that has taken us down the left wing garden path – Regards

        • Harish

          Since when has secularism become a bad word? Secularism in a political system only speaks about delinking the political and religious domains. If you see, the best thinkers in India (such as Chanakya, Ashoka, Akhbar, and Shivaji) favoured this division of domains.

  • Cool Guy

    WOW!!!! What a perfect refuge is this rat-hole ‘Indiaresists’, for snakes in the grass!
    —739 & still countin’….

  • Someblah

    LOL. So, the government would have become socialist and secular if they used the right version of the preamble 🙂

    I think you guys should chill out. Some clerk was asked to make this advertisement. He probably googled and found this image, and voila, the government becomes non-secular, non-socialist. I think worse things have happened before, like celebrating army day will a picture of Pakistani army found through Google search. I don’t remember you signing a petition calling UPA traitors. “Stupid”, “Inefficient”, “Nincompoop”, … would be the more likely words to use.

  • Abe Teritho

    Filled with muslime signatures? Good, I am not signing then.

    • Haroon

      Your have exposed your dirty self. You represent millions of India’s Muslim-hating Neo-Nationalist Hindus who, on the line of the RSS and VHP, want to make India a Hindu nation.

      We all along said that India has been full of such rabidly communal Hindus and many of our secular friends until last year said that we were wrong.

      But now you have proved that we have been right!

      • Abe Teritho

        Actually, I think there are not enough people like me. Muslims have played the communal card so long that people have been forced to forget the 800 years of devastation that Muslims caused in India. Kings who were supposed to protect their own people were busy forcing Hindus to convert.Even in the current worldwide situations, it is patently clear that Islam and Muslims are a problem.

        I for one am sure majority muslimes didn’t vote for the current govt. in power including people like you who are against Hindus.

        It is good that people like my dirty self exist for muslime pigs like you who follow pisslam. A big middle finger to allah and a big middle finger to your prophet.

        • JapanruledChina

          Good! Nobody wants your tainted vote!

          • Abe Teritho

            Nice user name. Really thought provoking.

          • JapanruledChina

            Am glad it tickled your otherwise useless right-wing leaning gay RSS brain!

          • Abe Teritho

            A truly secular person I see! Is being gay a problem? I see a homophobic in the making or is it some suppressed feeling you have had since the last time you were abused ?

          • JapanruledChina

            Abused — Ur the right winger remember. Go shack up with your RSS hindoo-terror buddies for fooks sake. You need it!

          • JapanruledChina

            Go suck Bhagwat’s balls kanhaiya!

        • vinod

          Abe, what you mean by “India” 800 years back? Your India is covering the land between Kashmir and Kerala? Study the history of South Asia, before making any comment!!!!!

          • Abe Teritho

            A muslime disguised with a Hindu name. A quick look at the comment history of all the people who are opposing my viewpoint also seem to be arguing that the Godhra train incident was done by Hindus!

            As it is obvious that you are a Mallu, most probably one of your ancestors was forcibly converted to a Muslime in one of Tipu’s raid. Hopefully you do know ‘your’ history where in Calicut alone Tipu converted 100000 Hindus and 70000 Christians into Muslimes. Ah what a decline Kerala has had from the mighty Nair rulers to (if Hindu then apologist!) scum like you.

          • vinod

            Abe, First of all I am an INDIAN (not mallu or madrasi as classified by uneducated north Indians). Thank you for teaching new version of old history of Kerala!!!! Who told you that Nair ruled Kerala? Any authentic literature is there? First of all who is this Hindu? In present (and even old) day only 16% of people are covered by so called Hindus (Brahman, Kshathreeya, Vaisya and Sudra. For your information Nair is a sudra community). The remaining 42% (other than Christian, Muslim and others) are not covered by any varna system in Hindu Religion!!!! For your information almost all of the Christian and Muslims are converted from the communities covering this 42%. In other word, no cast hindus were converted in Kerala!!!. Now you are talking about “decline” of Kerala!!! Kerala has the highest Human Development Index in India. I don’t Know from which place of India you belongs. But, what is the HDI of your state? is it because of Hindu Rule in your state? Now we have second highest (first Tripura, a tribal state) literacy rate in India! GDP is better most of the state in India. Can you compare our health standard with any other state in India? We are comparing our living standard with scandinavian countries. Can you compare any state in India like that? The great Killer and Hindu ruler ruled Gujarat for a long period, now what is the HDI of Gujarat? Do you know, still scavenger (valmiki community) are removing shit in Gujarat!!!

            Your entire writing reflect the real culture and standard of new generation Hindu, who want India be a Hindu Country!!!!! And who don’t know the history Hindu and South Asia!!! They thinks that the ancient India is confined between Jammu and Kerala and be proud to born & live in this area. But Mohenjo Daro, Harappa, Gandar….. most of the milestone of our great culture are not in “remaining (avasishta) India. It is in either Pakistan or Afghanistan!!! They dont know the highest point of our culture is Buddha culture, which was destroyed by cast based Hindu religion existing today. In other word the cast Hindu, Sankaracharya, destroyed our great Indian/Buddha culture!!!!

          • Abe Teritho

            Wo wo wo…a long reply to defend your made up lie. A simple googling will give you this – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nair_dynasty

            “In present (and even old) day only 16% of people are covered by so called Hindus” – What a laughable statement. So even in old days it was 16%? And where did you get the statistics from?

            Ah! a muslime lying is fun to read as it is but your nature.

          • vinod

            Abe, Anyway, you are trying to
            teach me about myown history!! After reading your link, can you name any one of
            Nair King from Travancore, Thiru Kochi or Malabar, which were the integral part
            of old/colonial Kerala? Even present Kerala’s Nair are not claim about the
            dynasty of Cheera, chola, Pandya or Vallavas!!!! Go to this link of same Wikipedia,
            which will give more information about Kerala.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala
            . Basically Nair is a ‘soodra’ community in Hindu Cast system in Kerala. Then,
            tell me how can a soodra can function as Kshathreeya (King)?

            So people who are coming below Nair (Soodra) how can you
            classified as Hindus, as Hindu cast system has only four division!!! In Kerala,
            we have 14.00% Nair and Brahmans and
            other upper cast (kshathreeya and Vaysa) are 1.59%. That means only 15.59%
            belong to Hindu, as per census of 2001. The remaining people (Ezhavas –
            22.9%, Pulaya –
            3.27%, Tribals –
            1.07%, Cheruman – 0.99%, Kuravar – 0.84%, Other SC –
            4.71%, Vishwakarmas – 0.3%, Ambalavasi – 0.2%, vanikavaisya – 0.2%, and Others (Dheevara,
            etc.) – 5.00%) are non Hindus as per cast system!!!! (others Syrian Christians (Including Jacobite, Syro-Malabar
            Catholic, Syro-Malankara Catholic, Mar Thoma , Malankara Orthodox,Chaldean, & few CSI) – 17.25%, Latin Catholics –
            3.28%, Christian Tribals – 0.07%, Nadars – 1.04%, Other Christian – 1.35%, Total
            Christians:22.99% and Muslims 24.7% (2001 census))

            Abe, try to
            study about the period of establishment of Hindu cast system in Kerala, first.

          • vinod

            Abe, Anyway, you are trying to teach me about myown history!! After
            reading your link, can you name any one of Nair King from Travancore, Thiru
            Kochi or Malabar, which were the integral part of old/colonial Kerala? Even
            present Kerala’s Nair are not claim about the dynasty of Cheera, chola, Pandya
            or Vallavas!!!! Go to this link of same Wikipedia, which will give more
            information about Kerala. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala
            . Basically Nair is a ‘soodra’ community in Hindu Cast system in Kerala. Then,
            tell me how can a soodra can function as Kshathreeya (King)?

            So how can
            you classified the people who are coming below Nair (Soodra) as Hindus, as
            Hindu cast system has only four subdivisions!!! In Kerala, we have 14.00% Nair
            and Brahmans and other upper cast (kshathreeya
            and Vaysa) are 1.59%. That means only 15.59% belong to Hindu, as per census of
            2001. The remaining people (Ezhavas –
            22.9%, Pulaya –
            3.27%, Tribals –
            1.07%, Cheruman – 0.99%, Kuravar – 0.84%, Other SC –
            4.71%, Vishwakarmas – 0.3%, Ambalavasi – 0.2%, vanikavaisya – 0.2%, and Others (Dheevara,
            etc.) – 5.00%) are non Hindus as per cast system!!!! (others Syrian Christians (Including Jacobite, Syro-Malabar
            Catholic, Syro-Malankara Catholic, Mar Thoma , Malankara Orthodox,Chaldean, & few CSI) – 17.25%, Latin Catholics –
            3.28%, Christian Tribals – 0.07%, Nadars – 1.04%, Other Christian – 1.35%, Total
            Christians:22.99% and Muslims 24.7% – 2001 census) are NOT HINDUS!!!

            Abe, try to study about the period of establishment
            of Hindu cast system in Kerala, first and present scenario of Kerala, before shouting
            Hindu!! Hindu!!! Muslim!!! Muslim!!!!

          • Abe Teritho

            Since when did Pulayar not part of Hinduism? Here, in this article look at the religion section – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulayar .

            And for all your rant of being a Dravidian, I am a Dravidian and proud of it. Unlike you, I don’t pretend to have an alternate history of India where Kerala was some separate completely de-linked country.

            One thing I have learnt from pseudo-seculars like you, no amount of evidence will suffice. You will bring out unrelated statistics, wrongly label them and tomtom it till the world ends.

          • vinod

            Tell me how pulayar (or community like ezhava/theeya, cheruman, kurava etc) be a part of Hinduism? In which cast they belongs? Or British East India Company is the authority to decide the constituents of Hindu religion (they only first time included the people other than christian and muslim as Hindu in their census)?

            See the first statement of your own link “The Pulayar, also Pulayar, Pulaya, or Pulayas or Holeya or Cherumar, are an untouchable caste forming one of the main social groups in modern day Kerala and Karnataka as well as in historical Tamil Nadu or Tamilakam.”. Where it mentioned that pulayars are Hindus? see the related link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_in_Kerala

          • vinod

            “And for all your rant of being a Dravidian, I am a Dravidian and proud of it. Unlike you, I don’t pretend to have an alternate history of India where Kerala was some separate completely de-linked country.” – When I talk about Dravidian, also mentioned that they are the real inhabitants of India (not Kerala). But in your statements, you are always protecting the cast hindus, the first invaders!!!!

          • vinod

            “You will bring out unrelated statistics, ” go to census report of 2001. The latest official one is not available. But the division is almost same, with a marginal increment in Muslim population!!!

          • Harish

            Pulayar obviously are/were not part of Hinduism- these are probably the tribals who were brought into mainstream society as agricultural and bonded labourers. Neither are Ezhavas, who are possibly Buddhists who were reclaimed and inserted as an inferior caste.

          • Harish

            Facts about Tipu are probably true. It is indeed unfortunate that a fundamentalist muslim like Tipu has been painted as a freedom fighter by the leftist historians- he may have fought the British but his actions against Hindus was far more vicious. And for your information, Nair is not a Sudra community- most people in Kerala do not belong to any of the four varnas- Brahmans are indeed an import from the north.

          • vinod

            “And for your information, Nair is not a Sudra community” No Harish, You are wrong. Just search in web site or book of noted historians, you can understand it. Try to read the book “Cast System and History of Kerala” by P K Balakrishnan, you will get a clear cut idea of ugly cast system in Kerala. http://www.pkbalakrishnan.com/keralahistory.htm

          • vinod

            “A Muslim disguised with a Hindu name” When somebody telling the truth, then they are Muslim, Atheist or pseudo secularist!!! This means, if you are a Hindu, you don’t want tell the truth, Abe? Yes, real Hindu, produced from Nagpure!!!

          • Abe Teritho

            Truth, you are telling the truth? No Nairs ruled Kerala? Hindu population in old days was 16%? Your development indexes mean shit. In Kerala, an auto driver signing his name is considered literate and the poor guy draws it like art slowly over time the signature changing shape to an unrecognisable scribble.

            I am proud to be a Hindu than being a bigoted secularist like you. Oh by the way – you are a muslime liar, no doubt about that.

          • Guest

            “No Nairs ruled Kerala? “, Yes, no Nair ruled Kerala. They are paid local goondas, whom can hired by anybody who are below even Nair community !!!! They are paid (kooli) warriors for Kshathreeya King in Kerala. We are calling
            them kooli pattalam (army)!!! This is the history of Kerala.

          • Harish

            There is no evidence to suggest that the ‘varma’s’ are any more Khatriya than the Nairs. Possibly they may have more Brahmin blood in their veins are the intermarriages in their case with Brahmins was more.

          • vinod

            “No Nairs ruled Kerala? “, Yes, no Nair ruled Kerala. They are paid local goondas, whom can hired by anybody who are below even Nair community !!!! They are paid (kooli) warriors for Kshathreeya King in Kerala. We are calling them as’ kooli pattalam’ (army) of rulers!!! This is the history of Kerala.

          • vinod

            “Your development indexes mean shit” So, let us live with this shit!! Let you live with index of NAMO!!! Everything seems to be ulta pulta!!!

          • vinod

            “In Kerala, an auto driver signing his name is considered literate” In other place, auto driver using saliva and their own figure!!! (Yes, that is your great “rama rajya”)

          • vinod

            “Oh by the way – you are a muslime liar, no doubt about that.” This is the “CULTURE” of uneducated, illiterate, antisocial sangha parivaar (so called Hindu)!!!! Nobody can change it, until they are getting proper education and understand the culture of our great nation!!!!

          • vinod

            I am expecting more bad word, as usual (from the prople of Hindu Parivar)!!!!

          • Abe Teritho

            Do you even know about Zamorin etc. ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamorin_of_Calicut

            I don’t have any more patience in continuing this discussion as it looks like you are making up your points as we progress instead of having a fact and sticking to it.

            Anyone with enough understanding of history of Kerala will interpret our discussion and arrive at their own conclusions.

          • vinod

            Abe go through your link again!!!

            No. 119 Kerala Varma Vikrama[13] (Putiya Kovilakam)1788-1798British protectorate (1792)
            No. 120Krishna Varma[13] (Putiya Kovilakam)1798-1806Agreement of 1806 (died in 1816)

            These “Varma” from kovilakam are Nairs or Kshathreeyas? I agree that there are marriage between Nair and Varmas recent centuries, but the male members of Kovilokam are Kshathreeya and are the King for the country.

            Namboothiries, Thirumalpaad and Nambiyathiri are also part of this dynasty. You can see the details ‘five royal branches’ of Samoothiri, from your own link!!!

          • vinod

            “Anyone with enough understanding of history of Kerala” – I think that is better!!!!!

          • vinod
          • vinod
          • vinod

            Abe, do u know the difference between Mair/Nambiar/ Menon/Pillai, Varma, sharma, Namboothiri/Nambiathiri/Namboothiripad etc?

          • vinod

            I am proud to be an Indian, but not proud with cast based Hindu as you believed!!! Moreover, we are ‘Dravidian’, the original inhabitants of India. We are not invaders like “YOU”!!! (I think you are confused with the word ‘invader’!! Till now you are calling Muslims as Invaders, but, we Dravidian calling you also as an invader!!!

          • Abe Teritho

            Haha..read all the above comments by you, only you bought caste into the mix of discussions. And it’s people like you who want to keep the word ‘Secular’ in constitution.The duplicity you show is astounding!

            You do know that the Aryan invasion theory has been discredited a long time back right? Oh by the way I am from Kasargod so your Dravidian rhetoric doesn’t hold much water.

          • vinod

            “No Nairs ruled Kerala? “,”I am from Kasargod” – Being a malayali, good knowledge about Kerala history!!!!! No meaning to argue with people who don’t know theirown history!!!!!

          • vinod

            I am arguing with a person, who don’t know that the cast system is an integral part of Hindu religion!!!!!!

          • vinod

            “You do know that the Aryan invasion theory has been discredited a long time back right?” by whom? Can you name these histories( who has no relation with Hindu fundamentalist like Mr.Grover)? Go and study the works of D C Kosambi, Romila thapar, Irfan Mohammed, K N Panicker etc, the great historians of India.

  • ADC

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_India

    The picture used is original image of constitutiion of india,
    Why you are creating such nonsense things to spread hate among minorities?
    People who have singed this , please use your brain

  • No thank you

    Too many ugly abrahamic cult names in that list. Gives me the creeps.

  • Ravi

    not signing this junk, we dont need socialist and secular word.

  • Of the Preamble & Hindutva

    On the wee hours of 26th January 2015, I woke up early – struggling with the Delhi chill despite being a holiday – most certainly because it was our Republic Day. Though I am agnostic as far as my religious conviction is concerned, I do certainly have a subconscious Indic value system – where certain days are considered sacred. Republic Day and Independence Day are
    therefore special for me as it would be for many of my countrymen.

    I skimmed through the morning
    newspaper and quickly finished my coffee as I settled down comfortably for the
    morning show in Doordarshan of the Republic Day parade. I came across a beautifully
    decorated ad by the ‘Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’ of India wishing
    a happy Republic Day to the nation. While I was casually glancing through the colorful
    ad I was surprised to note that the watermark was of our original Preamble
    apparently without the words “Socialist” and “Secular”. On casual observation
    this might seem innocuous – however, given the context of the present political
    condition of India, it seems likely to be a part of a bigger narrative and
    right wing propaganda. Secondly, as any High School student of India will know
    that the preamble was amended and the
    opening words of the preamble to the Indian Constitution reads “WE,
    THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a
    SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC” this makes little sense
    to presume that the Honorable Ministry is unaware of the developments of 1976
    and choose to be technically incorrect.

    Needless to say,
    that I did not find this ad innocuous. On the contrary I found it offensive, sacrilegious, insensitive and
    extremely audacious. I did not look at this issue as an isolated event. Rather
    taken in the present context of repeated saffron comments by members of the
    ruling political party who dresses up as hermits and call themselves sages –
    suddenly I felt nauseated.

    Since yesterday I am getting mixed reports by media that the Ministry
    has come up with an explanation etc. There is another news doing rounds that
    the right wing hate mongers wants to permanently delete “secular” from the
    constitution.

    Words, Words, Words …

    Well, does indeed a word like “Secular” written in a document have the
    power to influence a nation. To me, apparently it does. The concept of a nation
    is based on factors which are true to a nation. No one can deny that our Indic
    values have a solid foundation of Sanatana Dharma which is technically known as
    Hinduism. This might be surprising, but the very people who claim to defend
    Hinduism are actually doing great disservice to our ancient ethos – most certainly
    due to flawed understanding of “Dharma”.

    Hinduism – unlike many other religions is actually pluralistic in
    nature. We have millions of Gods and Goddesses. However, we believe in one
    supreme God who is un-definable and infinite called “Brahmn”. The millions of divinations
    that we have are actually gunas or divine attributes of the supreme power. We
    have a concept of “Istha Devata” which means that we can symbolically worship
    any divinations we like – because that would act as a ladder – taking us to the
    supreme Brahmn. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa said “God can be realized through all
    paths. All religions are true”. In fact the greatness of India and Hinduism is
    the fact that we never complain that our God is the one true God and others are
    false. The very essence of Hinduism lies in plurality.

    It is sad that those who have decided to define my religion are actually
    defiling it. I would urge those who blindly follow hollow arguments of right
    wing god men to do some basic reading and research on Hinduism.

    As the divine mystic Ramakrishna said “This māyā, that is to say, the
    ego, is like a cloud. The sun cannot be seen on account of a thin patch of
    cloud; when that disappears one sees the sun”

  • Debapriya Sengupta

    BJP is trying to confuse the issue on two grounds .. (i) they were putting up the original preamble as drafted by Ambedkar and (ii) UPA government used the same preamble in 2014 while celebrating Ambedkar birth anniversary ..
    The best argument why BJP is wrong (and, possibly have malafide intention) I heard came from ex BJP journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni …
    While celebrating Ambedkar birth anniversary it makes sense to use the preamble drafted by him, it does not make any sense to use that preamble to celebrate 66th Republic day .. it was justified for the government to use the present preamble as they have taken oath to the Constitution in the present form ..

    It’s an unconstitutional act and it must be condemned by all …

  • Rajiv

    I Don’t understand why so much noise over the omission of the wors secular & socialist.
    Will the public change overnight? I don’t think so. People will remain same.

  • Funtime2015

    Kavitha Krishnans have wonderful timepass notions about India; well funded ofcourse but not worthy of a first read. Ignore.