Stand Up for the Constitution of India

Today, the 26th of November is significant because it is the day we Indians gave ourselves our Constitution. Hindustan adopted what was considered to be the most forward looking, futuristic, modern Constitution in the whole world.

It’s a Constitution that embraces equality, social justice, freedom of speech, freedom of religious practice, freedom of belief, freedom of worship, and dignity to all  citizens of India. There is no ‘second class citizen’ under the constitution. The constitution protects the freedoms of the minorities: religious, linguistic, as well as racial.

It is because of the beauty of the Indian Constitution, that a thousand sub-cultures and languages, ways of life and expressions of faith have flowered in our vast country.

An Anglo-Indian from Calcutta has every right to be elected to Parliament as does a Namboodri Brahmin from Kerala. A Sufi Musalman should be treated with the same respect as an Ahmediya Musalman, and neither the Shias nor the Sunnis have the right under our constitution to run a hate campaign against them. The constitution protects the rights of the Indian Zoroastrians, the Indian Jews, the Indian Atheists, and the Indian Nepalese in exactly the same manner that it guarantees the fundamental rights of Brahmins, Rajputs, Vaishyas, and Shudras: without any distinction. Under the Indian constitution, both men and women have equal rights to life, and livelihood.

Today, this unity and beauty is being threatened by pseudo-nationalists, pseudo-patriots, false and dangerous ideologies that are threatening to tear apart the vary fabric of this nation.

Today, there are quite a few hoarse voices that are spreading misinformation and outright lies, and what is worse, they are joined by a host of pseudo-journalists as well. These voices want to defame the progress that this country has made over the past 70 years.

They are busy subverting the constitution, and trying to split Hindus apart, Tribals apart, Northerners and Southerners apart. They want to divide us:  Muslim against Hindu, Hindu against Christian, Dalit against Tribal, Hindi against other languages. They have also been trying to start other divisions: Tribal against tribal, Hindu against Hindu, Bengali against Bengali and so on and so forth.

These reactionary forces want to gain control of our freedom, of our very idea of what it is to be a vibrant colourful, diverse, brotherhood and sisterhood of people.

It is time for all positive thinking people, to stand up and say: this will not do!

If you are really a Proud Patriotic Indian, you will stand up for the Indian Constitution.

Just standing for The National Anthem in a cinema hall is clearly not enough!

 

 

 

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9 Responses to Stand Up for the Constitution of India

  1. It is the constitutional duty of every citizen, under Article51A(a) of the Constitution, to respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem. Standing during the national anthem does not necessarily mean respect for the national anthem. The article reminded us of our proud constitution what true patriotism is and i am blessed to be a part of this glorious nation .

  2. India is a country where love is the essence of life, and I take immense pride in being a citizen of this country where people of different religions and culture stay together peacefully.

  3. I m proud to be indian. We live where every citizen have equal rights like unity , equality and fraternity.

  4. yashswini Tiwary

    It is the constitutional duty of every citizen, under Article51A(a) of the Constitution, to respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem. Standing during the national anthem does not necessarily mean respect for the national anthem. Nor does sitting during the anthem mean disrespect or qualify as a crime. What qualifies as crime is a “willful act” committed to insult the National Anthem.

  5. I found myself extremely lucky for two reasons. Firstly that I have been born in this beautiful country which truely depicts the diversified culture and secondly as citizen of my country,i m blessed with an amazing constitution which uphold my every rights so that I can live my life with dignity. …Vande Matram..

  6. The soul of the democracy i.e., the constitution is the pillar over which the integrity and independence of the nation stands. The constitution that bestowed to us this much, we must show our obligation to it. Being a sincere and responsible citizen of the nation one must pledge to respect and act in favour of it.

  7. Ujjawal kumar sinha

    I consider myself , very lucky because I have born and bought up in the country like India ,which is incredible . And it’s constitution it is the longest written constitution in the world . Our constitution provides us everything from equality to unity . We, as the responsible citizen of India it is our responsibility that ,we should always respect and follow each and every words of the constitution

  8. According to my point of view, the main factor that unites us is the problem, while religion is also responsible for that up to some extent. Whenever human beings are in any problem then they are biased more towards the person facing the same problem which creates a bond of belief between them and this ultimately unite them.

  9. We are Indian and our country has diverse culture for many decades. Here people live with love and purity in there heart. Every place has protesters but it is about our faith and patriotism.

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