Why do we need a constitution?


India’s Constitution is the supreme law of India. It defines the Government’s fundamental political values, policies, processes, powers, rights, and duties. It conveys constitutional supremacy & not parliamentary supremacy because it is not established by the Parliament but by a constituent assembly and adopted by its citizens, with a declaration in its preamble.

The Constitution of India is the longest Constitution in the world. It had three ninety-five articles in twenty-two parts and eight schedules at its beginning. It comprises of around 145,000 words making it the world’s second-largest functioning constitution. It currently has a preamble, twenty-five parts with twelve schedules, five appendices, four forty-eight articles & hundred and one amendments.

Why do we need a constitution?

It is important to have a Constitution for the following reasons:

  • It is a significant rule of the nation. The relationship of people with governments is decided by this.
  • It sets down standards and procedures that are necessary to live in peace for individuals belonging to various religious groups.
  • It sets out how the government will be chosen and who will have the authority and duty to decide things.
  • It defines the parameters of the government’s control and informs us about people’s rights.
  • It reflects the desires of individuals to create a good society.

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  1. thanks for the information

  2. good morning sir,
    thanks for the answer its short and easy to learn ,keep going sir all the best for your future.

  3. Thank you Byju’s for such an easy answer and giving good information.

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