Article 395 of Indian Constitution: Repeals
Article 395 Repeals- Constitution Of India
The Indian Independence Act, 1947, and the Government of India Act, 1935, together with all enactments amending or supplementing the latter Act, but not including the Abolition of Privy Council Jurisdiction Act, 1949, are hereby repealed.
What is Article 395 of Indian Constitution
Article 395 of the Indian Constitution deals with the “Repeal of the Government of India Act, 1935, and other enactments.” This article signifies a significant historical moment in the constitutional history of India, marking the end of British colonial rule and the full implementation of the Indian Constitution. Here are the key points covered in Article 395:
- Repeal of Earlier Laws: Article 395 states that the Government of India Act, 1935, and all other enactments related to the governance of India by the British government, cease to have effect on the date when the Indian Constitution came into force.
- Complete Transition to the Indian Constitution: This article represents the final step in the process of transferring legislative authority from British colonial rule to the newly adopted Indian Constitution. It marks the formal end of the colonial legal framework.
- Sovereignty of India: By repealing the Government of India Act, 1935, and related laws, Article 395 underscores the sovereignty of India as an independent nation with its own Constitution, government, and legal system.
Constitution Of India Part 22 Constitution Short Title, Commencement and Repeals – Articles 393 to 395