The government is celebrating November 26 as the Constitution Day as it was on this day in 1949 that the Constitution was adopted, and, thereafter, came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of India as a republic.
Several National Conference leaders said in a joint statement that Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik's recent statement casts a shadow on the independence and neutrality of the Governor's office
In response to a query on the latest 'Report on International Religious Freedom' published by the State Department, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar underlined that India is a vibrant democracy.
The veteran Gandhian said using the sacrifices of martyrs for seeking votes was saddening. "When the trend is to do anything to come to power, such misuse is seen and voters are sleeping," Hazare said.
Calling the issue of terrorism in J&K the biggest challenge before India, Arun Jaitley said it cannot be solved until 'failed obsolete thought' of Article 370 as a "loose constitutional connect" between the state and the rest of the country is rejected.
The ruling NLD has moved a proposal in Myanmar parliament to form a committee to look into changes in the Constitution which it feels is "not in line with the democratic system”. But the powerful military may resist any such move.