ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Constitution and Supreme Court

The Indian Constitution, true to its commitment to the federal imperative, includes the important provision that any amendment which may affect rights granted by the Constitution to the federated states can be made only with the consent of the majority of the constituents, obtained by methods prescribed by the Constitution. Despite such clarity, some important aspects of the Indian Constitution have been misunderstood from time to time; the misunderstanding has occurred at the highest levels of government and the judiciary. These institutions moreover, have underestimated the part public opinion can play in acting as a proper guardian of the Constitution.

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