Against Segregation, Really?

India became an independent nation on August 15th, 1947 and on January 26th, 1950 the Constitution of India was implemented, replacing the Government of India Act (1935) that was established by the Brit rulers of the colony. On January 26th, 1930 the Indian National Congress proclaimed Declaration of Indian Independence. Historian believe that Mahatama Gandhi wanted to set this day for the Indian independence, but it wasn’t so. In fact, the constitution was drafted on the iconic date: November 26th, 1949, which is sadly now more popularly connected to the infamous Taj Bombings in South Bombay. Below is a sneak into the preamble to the constitution. Our laws don’t segregate, I surely hope we stop doing so soon!

PREAMBLE

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this 26th day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

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