Judicial Pronouncement – Preamble as Part of Constitution or not?
To prepare for Indian Polity for any competitive exam, aspirants have to know about the basics of the Constitution of India. It gives an idea of all the topics important for IAS Exam and the polity syllabus (GS-II). Preamble and related topics are extremely important for the UPSC Exam. This is an essential portion of the polity. As IAS aspirants, you should be thorough with the Preamble. This article will provide you with relevant details about the Judicial Pronouncement – Preamble as Part of Constitution or not?
|JUDICIAL PRONOUNCEMENTS – PREAMBLE AS PART OF CONSTITUTION OR NOT?|
- Berubari Union case (1960) – Although preamble assist at interpretation of constitution and key to the minds of the makers of the Constitution, Supreme Court specifically opined that Preamble is not a part of the Constitution.
- Kesavananda Bharti case (1973) – Recognised extreme importance of Preamble and overruled its earlier decision (Berubari Case 1965) and asserted Preamble is a part of the constitution and it may be amended subject to the basic structure doctrine. Basic Structure doctrine evolved.
- LIC of India Case (1995) – Upheld the Preamble and said that it is an integral part of the Constitution.