The plethora of static and obsolete laws make it seem that the exiled colonial master is still in power
India’s Constitution, in its 68 years of existence, has been heralded as a “living document". The constituent assembly was emphatic in ensuring that future generations do not suffer from the absolutism of the old men from the 1950s. With more than 100 amendments, India has the longest Constitution in the world. While fostering these changes is one part of being a “living document", discarding the waste is the other critical part. The plethora of static, obsolete and often colonial laws make it seem, even after 70 years of independence, that the exiled colonial master is still in power.