Criticism of Indian Constitution: An un-Indian or anti-Indian

In this article we will discuss Criticism of Indian Constitution: An Un-Indian or Anti-Indian

In this article, we will discuss Criticism of Indian Constitution: An un-Indian or anti-Indian. So, let’s get started.

Un-Indian or Anti-Indian

According to the critics, the Indian Constitution is ‘un-indian’ or ‘anti-Indian’ because it does not reflect the political traditions and the spirit of Indian. They said that the foreign nature of the Constitution makes it unsuitable to the Indian situation or unworkable in India. In this context, K. Hanumanthaiya, a member of the Constituent Assembly, commented: “We wanted the music of Veena or Sitar, but here we have the music of an English band. That was because our Constitution-makers were educated that way”. Similarly Loknath Misra, another member of the Constituent Assembly, criticized the Constitution as a “shavish imitation of the west, much more – a slavish surrender to the west’. Further, Lakshminarayan Sahu, also a member of the Constituent Assembly, observed: “The ideals on which this draft Constitution is framed have no manifest relation to the fundamental spirit of India. This Constitution would not prove suitable and would break down soon after being brought into operation”.

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