Preamble to the Constitution - 42nd Amendment Act, 1976
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42nd Amendment Act, 1976
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Forty-second Amendment

On 18 December 1976, during the Emergency in India, the Indira Gandhi government pushed through several changes in the Forty-second Amendment of the constitution. Through this amendment the words "socialist" and "secular" were added between the words "soveregn" and "democratic" and the words "unity of the Nation" were changed to "unity and integrity of the Nation".



 

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