The Narendra Modi government of India plans to make the country a Hindu polity, or so it is being feared.
Reportedly, the words “secular” and “socialist” appear to have been deleted from the preamble of the country’s Constitution.
The words ‘secularism’ and ‘socialist’ have been found missing from the preamble in copy of the Constitution of India provided to the members at the inaugural session of the new parliament.
India has been declared a socialist and secular state in the Constitution. The Modi government has apparently removed the words ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ from the newly published copy of the Constitution.
Opposition leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the disappearance of the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Constitution is very worrying.
The Preamble, which explains the Constitution’s philosophy and objectives, was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949.