Sources of the Indian Constitution

 

Sources of the Indian Constitution

  • Constitution of India often criticized for borrowing its provisions from other countries.
  • Because of its borrowing nature, it has best features collected from different Continents.
  • Borrowing provisions helped the Constitution to become the collective learning of the humankind.
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar said “Nobody holds any patent rights in the fundamental ideas of the Constitution.”

 

Sources of the Indian Constitution

 

Government of India Act of 1935

 

 

European Countries

British Constitution

 

Irish Constitution

 

Weimar Constitution of Germany

  • Suspension of Fundamental Rights during Emergency.

 

Soviet Constitution

 

French Constitution

Sources of the Indian Constitution

 

North American Countries

US Constitution

 

Canadian Constitution

 

 

Other Continents

Australian Constitution

  • Concurrent List
  • Freedom of trade commerce and intercourse
  • Joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.

 

South African Constitution

  • Procedure for Amendment of the Constitution
  • Election of members of Rajya Sabha.

 

Japanese

  • Constitution Procedure established by Law.

 

 

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