This piece, written by Kruthika.R, appeared on ThePrint on 31st August 2018 under the title ‘What India of today can learn from constitutional conversations on fraternity’.
The Constitution is seen as a document governing relationship between the State and its citizens. Many consider it to be the department of the legal community – courts, lawyers and law students. While the Constitution deals with legalities of the State and its citizens, it promotes important values – values which are essential to the success of a nation. The constitutional conversations on fraternity, one such value, are insightful and offer valuable lessons for contemporary India.