Model Question and Answers for APSC | The principle of fraternity is allied with democracy. Elaborate.
The principle of fraternity is allied with democracy. Elaborate.
Ans: J.B. Kripalani, a prominent member of the Constituent Assembly, commented on the principle of fraternity in the Assembly: “I come to the great doctrine of fraternity which is allied with democracy. It means that we are all sons of the same God, as the religious would say, but as the mystic would say, that there is one life pulsating through us all, or as the Bible says, we are one of another. There can be no fraternity without this.…”
Fraternity is linked to two key ideas in our democratic republic as given in Preamble:
- Dignity of the individual
- Unity and integrity of India and these two are interlinked
Those groups of individuals denied dignity in the wider society of the nation will not feel part of it affecting the unity and integrity of the Nation.
For example, the social and psychological abhorrence prevailing in India against the LGBTQ+ community nullifies the constitutional fraternity that is to be lived out in the public and private life of the nation.
BR Ambedkar also considered fraternity key to liberty and equality in society which facilitates dignity of the individual.