5)“The edifice of our constitution is based upon the basic element in the Preamble. If any of these elements are removed the structure will not survive and it will not be the same constitution and will not be able to maintain its identity”. Analyze.(250 words) 

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5)“The edifice of our constitution is based upon the basic element in the Preamble. If any of these elements are removed the structure will not survive and it will not be the same constitution and will not be able to maintain its identity”. Analyze.(250 words) 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to analyze how far the preamble can be amended and what constitutes basic structure, which can not be amended.

Key demand of the question

Introduction – Mention that the question of whether or not preamble could be amended came before the court in two key cases.

Body – Mention what the court had to say about the amenability of the preamble and why it said so in Berubari Union case – because preamble is not a part of the constitution. Highlight what made the court change its stand in Keshavananand Bharti case where the court accepted that the preamble is key to understanding the provisions of the constitution, preamble walks with the constitution and thus can be amended but without changing the basic structure. Highlight the impact of it.

Conclusion – Mention the present stand on the amendability of the preamble.