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2) Preamble is the philosophical key to the Constitution. Examine(250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments,
significant provisions and basic structure.

2) Preamble is the philosophical key to the Constitution. Examine(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to examine the reasons why preamble is considered to be the philosophical key to the constitution and the impact that it has on the interpretation of constitution.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .

Structure of the answer

Introduction – mention that SC has held that preamble is the key to understanding the minds of the constitution makers.

Body – first of all, examine the opinion of SC  on the nature of preamble, wherein, earlier preamble was considered not to be a part of the constitution, but thereafter, SC realised that preamble is key to understanding the minds of the constitution makers. Mention that preamble in a succinct manner conveys the aims and objectives of Indian state by emphasizing on qualities like justice, equality etc

Bring out how SC has interpreted several provisions of the constitution in light of the preamble.

Conclusion – Emphasize on the importance of preamble and the importance of upholding the values mentioned therein.