Blog: Forgotten Histories of Constitution-making

Our Independence Movement Constitution

CLPR Editorial Team As we celebrate this 75th anniversary of Indian independence, let’s take a step back and ask ourselves: what exactly are we celebrating? When most of us celebrate Independence Day we think about the fact of independence—that we were liberated from British colonial rule and are not under the rule of any foreign…

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Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s Position on Socio-economic Rights in the Indian Constitution

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, we would like to turn the spotlight on an intriguing aspect of his involvement in the drafting of the Indian Constitution: his contribution to shaping its socio-economic provisions. In 1947, Dr Ambedkar submitted States and Minorities to the Constituent Assembly’s Sub-Committee of Fundamental Rights, in which he…

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