The Indian Constitution, in numbers
Nearly 70 years after it first came into effect on 26 January 1950, the Constitution of India—which is a 146,385-word tome—has outlived most peers
In the recent student-led protests, the Indian Constitution has been a recurring theme. Protesters are loudly reading out the preamble of the Constitution in defiance because they believe that fundamental Constitutional principles are being weakened by the ruling government. This is not the first time that there have been existential fears about India’s Constitution. But so far, it has endured, nearly 70 years after it first came into effect on 26 January 1950.