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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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To what extent is Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, bearing marginal note “Temporary provision with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir” , temporary? Discuss the future prospects of this provision in the context of Indian polity.

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The Central Laws
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution
  • Under Part XXI, Article 370 of the Indian Constitution provision deals with “Temporary, Transitional and Special provisions” , which grants special autonomous status to Jammu & Kashmir, clearly states that the provisions with respect to the State of J&K are only temporary and not permanent.
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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Did the Government of India Act, 1935 lay down a federal constitution. Discuss.

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Government of India Act 1935
  • British Government in India proposed the Government of India Act 1935, and it is considered as the first and the last British Act to propose the federal system or federal form of government in India. But, later India adopts a “quasi federal” system without much sticking onto to the federal system alone.
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Question 3

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What was held in the Coelho case? In this context, can you say that judicial review is of key importance amongst the basic features of the Constitution?

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  • The Coelho case is popularly known as the Ninth Schedule case. It is considered as an important landmark judgement which upheld the basic structural doctrine of the constitution propounded earlier in the Keshvananda Bharti case.
  • According to Coelho case, the ninth schedule items does not want encounter to any judicial review as it is part of the con…

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Question 4

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Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the ‘Preamble’ . Are they defendable in the present circumstances?

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The Preamble to Constitution of India
  • The Preamble can be defined as an introductory or a preface to the Indian Constitution. The adjectives attached to the word Republic are Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, and Democratic. The terms ‘Secular’ and ‘Socialist’ were added to the Preamble of the Indian constitution by the 42nd Amendment.
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Question 5

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Though the federal principal is dominant in our constitution and that principle is one of its basic features, but it is equally true that federalism under the Indian Constitution leans in favor of a strong Center, a feature that militates against the concept of strong federalism. Discuss.

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India enjoys the federal government with the unitary features according to circumstances and so called quasi federal state. The framers of the Constitution adopted the federal system because of the large size of the country and its socio-cultural diversity. They realized that federal system ensures the effective government with the National Unity a…

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